Until the 1970s, drug addicts didn't exist in Poland -- at least not officially. In those days, drugs were expensive and the supply was limited, so the Polish state could hide the problem by giving a different label to the small number of addicts. But then heroin became more readily available. And addiction started to grow.
At the festival, the documentary film "Prescription Thugs" will be screened. I am honored to be featured in this film and to help educate the public about the grave danger that is posed by the abuse of prescription medications.
I started to get message after message from guys wanting to know about my tagline. I have always been open and honest about my sobriety, so I was happy to answer them. The most common question I would get was: "Does it bother you to be around drinking?" And the answer is no.
If you have been a constant fan of this series, you are going to love these final episodes. When it is over, there are still questions to be answered, but you will have a sense of satisfaction (depending on your viewpoint) as to where it leaves the story.
To get to a certain level of "me-time," I have to do several things, all of which help me depending on the circumstance. A lot of these tips involve organizational skills, time management hacks, and doing things in advance to prevent negative things from happening later on. (When did Noah build the ark? Before the rain.)
MOOIs (Massive Open Online Interventions) are mental health and substance abuse interventions, scientifically validated and available online to unlimited numbers of consumers. As with MOOCs, most of these consumers can be expected to drop out, but some will stay -- and get well.
Reports, NPR, a "Critic Faults Alcoholics Anonymous For Lack Of Evidence." Plus, ...
Honestly, a 30-minute meditation session felt like some sort of torture for someone with a mind like mine. However, it was only a very short time before I started being able to sit longer and being more comfortable when I did.
Often times, people get caught up in the glitz and glamour of alcohol. Cocktails for every occasion, drinks that smell good and look pretty, and the f...
Evidence-based, patient-centered treatment along a continuum of care provided in the patient's neighborhood is the answer to successfully managing the chronic disease of addiction, just as it is for heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
It should not take a death to access the documents and secret decision making of drug treatment court meetings. They are making life and death decisions with no liability.
When I first met my life partner 10 years ago, he had just quit doing a whole host of things that weren't healthy for his mind, body or spirit. We m...
Many people who enter rehab for various mental health issues sometimes do not know how to take advantage of the advice given to them. Many of these people go to rehab multiple times and still are not sure how to handle their mental health issues.
The Drapers lived in Ossining, N.Y., and so did we beginning in 1963. Before that, we lived in a Bronx apartment building on Fordham Hill, a place I hadn't thought of in years.
We have all learned something about one of our kid's friends or one of our friend's kids that we are not sure what to do with.
Many people who struggle with stress, mental illness or sub-optimal mental health lack the time and finances to engage in weekly therapy or ongoing me...