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Alcoholism

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 06.30.2015 | 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.

10 Birthday Reflections From a Sober 30-Year-Old

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

So much happened in my 20s -- lost relationships, lost friendships, my alcoholism peaked, I got sober, moved countries, started my writing career, and found the love of my life. The lows were low and the highs were high. I am embracing the pain of letting go of the last decade of my life.

A Blackout Drinker Untangles the Mystery of Her Alcoholism

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 05.28.2015 | Books
Dean Dauphinais

Reading about people's struggles with--and triumphs over--addiction is especially fascinating to me. In the world of drug and alcohol abuse, everyone's story is so similar; but at the same time, everyone's story is so unique.

Breaking the Silence: Mental Health Awareness Month in Beirut

Emily O'Dell | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily O'Dell

While on the surface our mental health awareness work in Lebanon looks like an innovation, it's more like a reclamation -- since the first mental hospitals in the world appeared in the Middle East.

Why Father's Day Is So Difficult for Me

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Dean Dauphinais

As parents, I think we're constantly learning. After all, parenting is one of the most challenging things in life. So I will continue to learn as I go along, and I will most definitely try to do better. Because no matter how good you are -- or think you are -- there's always room for improvement.

Being Drunk And In Love Aren't All That Different

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living

The effects of alcohol and the "love hormone" oxytocin aren't all that different, according to a study review done by researchers at the University of...

Where Hope Grows, Is a Heart-warming Movie

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

I guess it is old-fashioned to call it that, but "Where Hope Grows" is an old-fashioned kind of movie in that it harkens back to a time where movies promoted positive values.