With the holidays approaching, again we must implore individuals not to drink and drive. Clearly many tragic deaths, injuries, and property damage occ...
The good news is "as soon as" junkies are the most well meaning people in the world. However, they don't always do what they mean to do. Here's the...
There is still such a stigma tied to the word addiction. It is looked at as a form of weakness, or poor self-control. That is so far from the truth. So I choose to be honest and open about my recovery. I do not keep it anonymous. Here are five reasons why:
This night encourages aims to encourage millennials to have an honest and open conversation about their problem in order to tackle it at its roots and provide them with the tools they need to face addiction.
Yesterday evening, thanks largely to the influence and convening power of Mehmet Oz, the nation was invited to talk about addiction. Among those weigh...
It's time we joined our Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and started leveraging health solutions at the site of greatest opportunity: the individual. Mindfulness can unlock this vast and under-utilized health resource. So what is mindfulness?
I am asking every family to have a conversation at their dinner table. This conversation could save lives. Lately I've been speaking to people who are asking for help with another problem that many are too embarrassed, or ashamed, to discuss. This public health crisis now kills more Americans than guns, falls, or even car accidents.
The interesting thing is that we always have a choice. We have a choice if we will still love ourselves regardless of who else does. We have such an opportunity in these instances to practice "unconditional self love."
What drug abusers deserve is the same thing smokers deserve. Help. A chance to live another day, whether the healing comes as the result of having a lung removed or treatment in rehab. Every life is indeed precious.
Reader Married to A Troubled Dude writes, My husband started regularly smoking pot about ten years ago. At the time I was angry and let him know it repeatedly. The pot changes who he is. He becomes lazy and talks non-stop about the most ridiculous, trivial things.
Addiction leads to endless human tragedies, and the breakdown of relationships and the breakup of families is commonly one of these.
All politicians have their agendas to push; some are just better informed on the issues they're speaking about than others, and the one who knows about addiction happens to be moving to the back of the line while Carson moves forward.
The man I once viewed as "the strongest daddy in da' world" was now too weak to defend himself against the young dope boys in the community. Overnight he became less entertaining. His jokes became irritating. His singing and dancing morphed into buffoonery. He could do no right in my eyes.
Even if we succeed in the short term, giving up our bad habits or willing our way into new ones, the moment our focus shifts and our effort dips, we'll slip right back into doing things the way they've made sense to us all along.
The majority of my experience on TV hasn't always been great. Looking back all I remember is the negativity surrounding myself while I was active in m...
Binge-watching shows is here to stay, and Netflix, Hulu and other streaming television companies know it--that's why they released entire seasons of original shows at once, banking that people like you and me will power through episode after episode.