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The Rise of the Functioning Alcoholic: Is Getting Drunk After 30 Still as Fun?

Kristina Tsipouras | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Kristina Tsipouras

This past month, I have realized that many people my age, don't just go overboard at weddings. Alcohol and partying hard is still a common theme in many of their lives.

Breaking Up With the Love of My Life: Alcohol

Allison Hudson | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Just having distance between me and alcohol made life better. My head started to clear and when I took pen to paper and started working out years of reasons I stayed with alcohol, I started realizing how toxic that relationship was. I knew that there was nothing casual about our relationship.

Recovery: Lessons Learned in My Alcoholic Family

Dennis C. Daley, PhD | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dennis C. Daley, PhD

Life at the University of Alcoholism During my early life, for many years my dad did not have a car. When I turned 16 and he had one, I was so excite...

Halo and Horns: Exploring My Mother's Legacy

Hilary Holland Lorenzo | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Hilary Holland Lorenzo

Mother ceaselessly sought to mentally destroy me as a prepubescent, because I was the outlet most handy and available to absorb the pain of her losses and dereliction.

Mom, the Selectric, and the IoT for Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Might Rosie the Robot boss Jane Jetson around? Could a Jeep get hacked? A so-called "smart" front door lock keep a homeowner locked out for a ransom? ...

These States Have The Most Drunk Drivers On The Road

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Tia Ghose Published: 08/07/2015 11:19 AM EDT on LiveScience People who live in Hawaii are the likeliest of those of any state to drive drunk, and...

5 Things We Learned From Jim Morrison's Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

Jim Morrison is best known as the lead singer of The Doors. He is also infamous as one of many young celebrities who died young as a result of substan...

Refusing Bad Touch in Africa

Misbah Noorani | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
Misbah Noorani

It is evident that this girl, like so many other girls at Waa, sees the value of education. I first understood this while conducting an Agree-Disagree debate activity with a group of girls, age 13, at Waa.

The Daily Nightmare of Benzo Withdrawal

Van Winkle's | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

After being put on Clonazepam in her mid-thirties to treat her panic attacks, Dr. Jennifer Leigh remained on the drug for 18 years. Without ever dev...

Gay Bars Can Offer Entry to Community -- But the Cover Charge Can Be Steep

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 07.23.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

Gay bars have played an outsized role in the lives of many gay men. They're often our first introduction to the gay community, our entry to a Technicolor world after struggling to be true to ourselves in a black-and-white world. They're where we meet others like ourselves and realize we're not 'the only one.'

A Widower's Various & Sundry Lament & Also Amy Winehouse

Ry Black | Posted 07.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Ry Black

I knew what I was getting into when I went to see Amy the new documentary about Amy Winehouse. I had trepidations knowing what I had gone through with my own husband's battle with alcoholism. We all know her fate. I knew her ending before it happened exactly the same way I knew my husband's ending with this horrible disease.

The Strange Link Between Eye Color And Alcohol Abuse

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, Contributing Writer   |   July 08, 2015 07:44pm ET  People with light-colored eyes may have a higher r...

Finding Recovery on Social Apps

Joe Putignano | Posted 07.10.2015 | Media
Joe Putignano

In my opinion, recovery programs can work in a similar way, because when some people stop participating in them, they relapse. This is why the majority of us in recovery have to create a strong support network.

Summer Secrets: A Conversation with Author Jane Green

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

What does it mean to make amends? In Jane Green's latest novel, Summer Secrets, we follow Cat, a London journalist and recovering alcoholic on her journey through the twelve steps, which ultimately leads her to lovely beaches of Nantucket.

I Miss My Old Alcoholic Self

Allison Hudson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Grieving the loss of alcohol or the girl I was when I drank is just part of choosing to be sober. It's nothing in comparison to grieving my brother, which I think will forever be a part of life my. But no matter what it is that I am grieving, the process is the same and acceptance is the answer.

ICYMI: Horror In Michigan Prisons, Treating Homeless Like Potential Friends

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.04.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. In the same week that the two inmates who escaped from an upstate New York prison were tracked...

Blue Eyes Linked To Higher Risk Of Alcohol Dependence In New Study

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Science

Could a potential sign of alcohol dependence be lurking in your reflection? People with light-colored eyes -- which researchers defined as blue, gr...

Emma Mustich

What It's Like When Alcohol Takes Over Your Life -- And Steals Your Memories

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Mustich | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women

There are some crucial details missing from Sarah Hepola's new memoir, Blackout -- but that's the whole point. In her book, released in June, the a...

How I Got Sober

Allison Hudson | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

My parents drove me up to the mountains of North Carolina as if they were taking me to summer camp like they had done when I was a little girl. But I wasn't 10, I was 32 and it wasn't summer camp, it was rehab.

Sasha Bronner

Meet The Man Who Helps Hollywood Stay Sober

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 09.01.2015 | Healthy Living

Until two years ago, Jon Paul Crimi kept his career, and his client base, mostly a secret. He has a 20-year background as a fitness traine...

Ramadan Reflection Day 10: Lessons Learned on Healing From a Recovering Alcoholic

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 06.27.2015 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

Do I believe that most mosques today would let recovering alcoholics and drug addicts speak to their congregations? Probably not. Do I think there is a problem with that? Yes, definitely. Our failure to engage diversity in our communities, inclusive of diversity in terms of life experience, leaves us potentially stunted in our individual and communal growth.

The First Play About the Community History of A.A.

Ben Rimalower | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Ben Rimalower

Alcoholics Anonymous is turning 80 this year and its 14th International Conference will take place over the upcoming Fourth of July weekend in Atlanta, GA.

Alcohol Companies at L.A. Pride Leave a Bitter Taste

Daniel Kort | Posted 06.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Daniel Kort

Perhaps when police brutality ends, when trans murders stop, and when alcoholism is no longer a problem plaguing our community, it'll be time to have a party. For now, I won't be supporting alcohol companies' unethical attempt to take advantage of me or my community. Cheers.

Talking to My 11-Year-Old Nephew About Alcoholism

Allison Hudson | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Will's death expedited my entrance to rehab. I am not sure when or even if I would have ever gotten sober if he hadn't died, so I felt I owed it to him to be honest with everyone and show them I was no different than him.

June 10, 1935... The Last Drink

Tommy Rosen | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

Today, I am celebrating Dr. Bob's last drink and the millions of people who have recovered from addiction since that pivotal moment.