Can 'big pharma' really be held to account for the prescription opioid problem anymore than let's say the alcohol industry can for alcoholism? I'm not sure, but it has got to be more than coincidence that both industries often to respond to such concerns by offering and actively supporting 'education' rather than regulation.
Navigating the terrain of holiday hook-ups is tricky business. For about a month, all emotional relationships are heightened; I mean, it's the most wonderful time of the year, right?
No one usually forces a needle into a recovering drug addict's arm; in fact, drug addicts in recovery are usually celebrated and supported by non-user friends and family. But for food addicts, we come face to face with our temptation every single freaking day.
Now, instead of focusing on trusting others, I focus on trusting myself -- my feelings, my inner knowing, my intuition, my spiritual guidance. This lets me know immediately whether or not I can trust another.
Kids aren't buying iPad potty chairs; adults are. This decades-long love-affair with electronic baby-sitters has reached new heights.
We yearn for more and more experiences. The kind that take us to new heights, where boredom vanishes like the mist on the ground.
The usual holiday reality is sparkling moments shining through quite a lot of disappointment, which is usually caused by the fact that we and those around us often fail in our duty to behave like Santa's perfect little elves.
You are exactly where you are meant to be if you are filled with peace, acceptance, compassion, and love for our fellow humans.
I love my family, just as I'm sure you love yours. Then there are the multitude of close friends and other loved ones who are family by choice. We pro...
There's an old adage that says that Religion is for people who are afraid of going to Hell, but Spirituality is for people who've already Been There. ...
I am glad you quit smoking last week. I know how hard it is to change habits. That's why I am writing this. I want you to succeed and I think this can help.
In recovery, we've entered this whole new world -- often a world people don't completely understand -- and those outside the circle can feel daunted by the task of trying to get how we now tick.
You and I know that people are "very busy" these days. Many of them are so busy that they don't have the time to say a heartfelt thank you for whate...
Anyone who has tried to talk to someone with a serious drug or alcohol problem has learned the hard way that the two sides might as well be speaking different languages. Yet we have done very little to get at the route of that gap in understanding.
Unless there is physical danger, staying in the relationship while you explore and heal your end of the relationship system will serve you well. Once you have healed your end of your relationship system, it will become very clear to you whether or not your relationship has a chance of becoming loving and caring, or whether it is time to move on.
In many respects, it is the most joyous time of year and should remain that way for your family. Still, the holidays serve as a perfect opportunity for parents to spend more time with their children and address alarming behaviors you may have missed during the year.