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The Day Me And Pops Got 86'ed From An Irish Bar

Bill Stieger | Posted 09.27.2016 | Fifty
Bill Stieger

How drunk do you have to be to be barred from drinking in an Irish bar in the 1950s? Well, the answer has to be, drunk enough to drop a two-year-old off a bar stool.

Why White-Men Killing Addictions Matter

Linda Rosenberg | Posted 02.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Linda Rosenberg

As advocates for mental health and addiction treatment, we can't fix the unfairness in our economy and the loss of connection to family and friends that create social problems like addiction and crime. But we can understand better how -- and whom -- these trends affect most.

CC Sabathia's Rehab News Is A Perfect Game In My Home

Denise Albert | Posted 10.07.2016 | Parents
Denise Albert

Whatever comes out, whatever CC has been battling and whatever happened to get him to where he is now, instead of pitching for the Yankees in the playoffs, he just taught my son a few valuable lessons in a way that he understands.

The Addict's Hustle

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 07.20.2016 | Fifty
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

I always knew about the addict's hustle. "Just lend me a fiver and I'll give it back tomorrow." Or "I need a place to stay just for a day or so." Or "I'm going clean tomorrow if you just..." However, what I never knew until today was how addicts are hustled.

A Permanent Solution to a Temporary Problem

Michael Neill | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

One of my best friends from college took his life last week. I hadn't seen or heard from him for over 15 years, but I'd gotten occasional updates from...

I Don't Need a New Year -- Just a New Day

Allison Hudson | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

January 1 is a great day to make a change, but so are the other 364 days of the year. You don't need a new year. You just need a new day.

A Lot Of Americans Are Heavy Drinkers, But Only 10 Percent Of Them Are Alcoholics

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living

By David Beasley ATLANTA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Contrary to popular opinion, only 10 percent of U.S. adults who drink too much are alcoh...

Why Recognizing Addiction Recovery Month Matters

Richard Taite | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard Taite

Recovery Month spreads the message that everyone deserves the opportunity to receive quality treatment for mental illness and substance abuse.

Might Candy Now Be the Answer to Alcohol Dependence?

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Obviously eating carbohydrates is only one of the many strategies necessary to support people in their quest for sobriety. But the calm, focused mood brought about by nature's own tranquilizer, carbohydrates, may help in the recovery process.

Deciphering Addiction

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

If the purpose of life is to awaken, then we really have only two choices to make. We can make a conscious decision to learn from joy and freedom, or ...

Why Rick Perry Thinks It's Politically Clever to Liken Homosexuality to Alcoholism

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

While it was widely reported that Perry had likened homosexuality to alcoholism, it went almost unnoticed that the Texas GOP platform had removed its prior call to recriminalize homosexuality. And that may be a key fact in understanding what is going on in the minds of Texas GOP leaders.

Are All Fiction Writers Tormented?

Steven Petite | Posted 06.21.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

Choosing to be a writer would be like deciding to board the Titanic with the knowledge of what would inevitably happen when it hits the iceberg.

Lee Marvin at 90: Marvin Biographer Dwayne Epstein On Late Actor's Titanic Legacy

Steve Karras | Posted 06.07.2014 | Entertainment
Steve Karras

We were fortunate to wax cinematic with Epstein about why he thinks Marvin belongs on Hollywood's Mount Rushmore of Tough.

James Street, All-American Businessman

Don McNay | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Don McNay

The stories usually stopped when James was 22 years old. They missed the great story of what James accomplished after sports ended and business life began. He built one of the most successful structured settlement and settlement planning firms in the United States.

You Can Handle the Truth

Mark Olmsted | Posted 08.12.2013 | Books
Mark Olmsted

Remember when Lucy lost that bet and had to tell the truth for a day? She told Ethel her true hair color was mousy brown, her real age was 33 and admitted she'd described Carolyn Appleby's new furniture as a nightmare you had after eating Chinese food.

Why Everyone Should 'Get' MADD

Anai Rhoads | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Anai Rhoads

Deaths caused by drunk drivers have a long-lasting ripple effect -- it spreads to all family members, friends and even acquaintances.

Yoga: How We Can Address the Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Disease of Addiction

Rob Schware | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

Nikki Myers is an accomplished yoga therapist, addictions recovery specialist, and somatic experiencing practitioner. In 2004 she founded Yoga of 12-Step Recovery (Y12SR).

Is Drinking More Of A Problem For Older People Than For Teens?

Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty

Heavy drinking is never good for anyone. But alcohol consumption may be even more troublesome for older people than for teens, resulting in greater im...

The Sad Thing I Have In Common With Christie Brinkley

Andree Rachelle | Posted 04.08.2013 | Fifty
Andree Rachelle

My husband thought that no one knew about his drinking, and to a fair degree, he was right. Excess in the world of investment banking was the norm. Remember the 90's? Bankers were the masters of the universe.

The Bible vs. The Bottle

John Shore | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion
John Shore

God definitely pitches in once we roll up our sleeves and actually do something to improve the life of ourselves or anyone else. But before then? Before then all he can do is acquiesce to our manifest desire to keep things exactly as they are.

Bobbi Kristina and the Children of Addiction

Michael W. Waters | Posted 04.15.2012 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Being counted among the children of addiction is an impossible hardship. From an early age, they are taught, even forced, in many cases, to veil their parent's addiction from the public eye.

Is Our Military Addicted to 'War Porn'?

Matthis Chiroux | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics
Matthis Chiroux

Our military is addicted to war porn, and this fact may ultimately usurp any legacy of honor or glory the military may cling to. No longer can the world be duped by the government-controlled facade of the U.S. soldier as a liberating force for good.

John Boel, On the News, In the News

Don McNay | Posted 01.17.2012 | Media
Don McNay

On the bottom of the front cover was his picture in a mug shot. As the legendary attorney Frank Haddad said, "no one looks good in a mug shot." John Boel didn't either. The Louisville news anchor who won seventy Emmy awards had a problem.

Jaweed Kaleem

More Americans Praying For Their Health | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion

Americans, especially women and African-Americans, are increasingly turning to prayer when it comes to health issues, according to a new study publish...