I needed to read a recovery memoir that was actually about recovery. I was desperate to hear a newly sober person talk about joy. And if possible, to hear from a person of faith who had succumbed to addiction, quit, and come out the other side without losing God in the process.
As soon as we give up hope that we can save ourselves from ourselves, as soon as we're willing to put down our pride and cry out for rescue, God shows up in a yellow shirt. And we are saved.
The "medication-free" approach cannot be justified as the only treatment of opioid addiction, where overwhelming evidence exists to support the greater success of a medication-assisted approach.
When it comes to addiction, every option should be on the table. That's just common sense. Anything that works, or shows great promise, however we feel about it, must at least be discussed -- seriously and carefully.
The most dangerous thing of this entire situation is that Gupta is still licensed as a doctor and has just now come across the epiphany of overwhelming common sense.
Alan Kaufman, the Bronx-born son of a French-Jewish Holocaust survivor, is author of the critically acclaimed memoirs Jew Boy and Drunken Angel. Kaufman's writings are subversive articulations of extreme outsiderness.
Women are catching up to men and, for once, it's not good news. Every day, 18 women die of a prescription drug overdose in the U.S. That's five times more than 10 years ago.
For one week be aware every time you experience any mental pain or suffering. Don't suppress it. Experience it fully for just a moment.
Let me begin by saying I have a desktop, a laptop, a tablet, an e-reader and a smartphone. I use them all and think they're great technologic advances...
Food cravings can be a good thing. It's important for all of us to put the crack pipe down -- figuratively speaking -- and pick up some self-loving food instead.
Sexual addiction is not defined by either sexual offending (as Ariel Castro would have us believe) or having a high sexual desire (as a recent study would have us believe). Instead, sexual addiction is about escape and dissociation from life.
Sometimes I've been clumsy in how I've gone about overcoming my insecurities. Somedays I still am. Somedays that inner child, the little insecure girl afraid of doing or saying the wrong thing wants to come out and play.
This is an interview with Laura Cobb, a certified yoga instructor, personal trainer, and alcoholic. Laura started drinking in her 30s after living in...
Addiction is America's most neglected disease. Bravo to Christina Huffington and her family for speaking out, for baring their struggle, and for offering hope to so many others.
If you are reading this and someone you care about is suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction, my heart truly goes out to you. No one wants to be the bad guy and no one wants to point at the elephant in the room. It's not how any of us were raised.
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