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.
A powerful way of learning about and healing our ego wounded self is to be able to see our protective, controlling behavior with humor. You will disco...
Recently, I was asked to address the realities of parents who are on opioid replacement therapies (ORT), particularly methadone and Suboxone, and the needs of their children. It is my considered opinion that the law may side too heavily with the rights of parents, while not adequately protecting the needs of children.
Smoking still causes nearly half a million deaths each year in our country. Research now suggests that reducing the nicotine in cigarettes to a fraction of its current levels may be one way to lessen the health-destructive power of these products.
As a Taoist, what I see most here is a lack of balance. I see a lack of harmony. I see an unbridled and excessive turning away from nature in favor of human-built worlds that may be more comfortable and titillating, but are far less intricate, sublime, and ultimately rewarding. I see, too, the addictive power of our technology and the consequences that addiction has on the world we actually inhabit.
Online businesses nowadays always seem to know what we want and how to drive us toward their shopping carts, even when we are just on Facebook or browsing online. That pair of shoes you looked at last week pops up in the corner of your screen like a stealth shopping mousetrap.
There's a bummer therapists, psychologists and life coaches don't like to tell. It's this: Recovery hurts. It is not all Zippity Doo Da, Zippity Yay....
Tori did not wake up one day and say to herself, "I am going to fall in love with a drug addict," or "I am going to have a child with a drug addict." Many loved ones aren't even aware of the substance abusers' struggles until the lies they put into place in order to hide their habit begin to unravel.
Aging isn't, as the saying goes, for the faint of heart. But it's easiest for the most societally privileged members of our society, right? Meaning: w...
We live in a perfect storm that invites addiction in and then nourishes it. We must now realize that addiction is among the most serious and costly diseases we face. And in order to change, we are actually going to have to change the way we understand it, the way we relate to those who have it and the ways we treat it.
Together we must continue to face addiction because no one should ever have to overcome addiction alone. No longer can we sit on the sidelines and let others worry about changing the system.