One of the challenges with all addiction medications, however, is making sure patients adhere to their prescribed regimen. For the medication to be effective, the patient must take their prescription or show up at the clinic on a daily basis.
I'm a freelance sex-columnist. I pay my rent each month by writing articles about my love of sucking dick. Sex-writing has changed my life.
Before, I used to say that my best quality was my sincerity. Now, after, I face the world with an affected persona. I rely on irony to put a comfortable distance between myself and the reality where others can hurt me. Where they can warp me into someone different than who I was when I met them.
The purpose of this post is not to convince you to give up your screens. That's a ridiculous idea! Why would you do that? But I would like to offer you a quick nugget of advice for limiting the damage that screen addiction can have on your overall happiness.
Social media has turned life and its experiences into an exercise in narcissism. No matter what the experience is actually about, it becomes about you, the person who is living it.
The heart is not just there to help oxygenate and circulate the blood, but to quicken a thrilling rhythm, to throb in our ears, to push against our ribcages, burning us from inside with all that we feel and want. It reminds us that we are alive, yet, that we respire and are inspired.
I understand why you feel so upset. Having a child struggling with addiction is one of the hardest things for parents to deal with. In general, parenting teenagers causes a great deal of marital strife, and parenting a young adult with addiction issues is a million times harder.
As I enter my sixth year of recovery and sixth and final year at The George Washington University (GW), I thought I'd take the time to write what I've...
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"I'm uncomfortable being a human being," says Amber Valletta, supermodel, actress and fashion icon, in this inspiring MindBodyGreen video about living...
If the messaging used this morning is any indication, the country might just get what it needs out of our elected officials in D.C; and that is how government should work - responding the wills and needs of the individuals around the country.
What's really sad is that workaholism is socially respectable and even encouraged in many fields like law, medicine and on Wall Street.
This girl, who is the same age as me, who I grew up with, went one way in life, and I went another. In theory, the odds should have been stacked against me.
I love our president, his passion and I appreciate his proposal to heal the epidemic of opioid abuse, but I believe the bigger picture goes beyond treatment centers and expanding scope of practice. We need to assist our patients from the inside, the roots, only then can they truly begin to heal.
Recovery has given me so many gifts. But most importantly, it's helped me find my voice. And come this summer, I plan on using it.
A seemingly small and barely noticed organizational change in DSM-5 disguises what is really a giant conceptual leap -- one that may eventually cause large and harmful unintended consequences.