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Alcoholism

I Miss My Old Alcoholic Self

Allison Hudson | Posted 07.06.2015 | 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 07.01.2015 | 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.

My Story of Alcoholism, and the Hell it Took To Become Aware

Ravishly | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Ravishly

Google tells me that "awareness" is the ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of something. It's to be conscious of events. It means knowing one's thoughts and feeling one's emotions. The irony of Alcohol Awareness Month is that alcohol's primary function is to make a person unaware.

6 Things I Learned During Two Years Without Alcohol

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Here I am two years sober; on May 6, 2013 I took my last drink. Since then my life has done a complete 360. I am a different person. Here are six things I've learned so far.

What the F Is Wrong With Parents Who Buy Booze for Their Kids?

Allison Hudson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Parents need to provide teens with guidance and the proper tools to make good decisions, not a six-pack.

A Little Person's Antidote to Bullying

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Johnathan Lee Iverson

Imagine there's nowhere you can go where you are not the curiosity that tempts roving eyes and odd glances. Imagine that your very presence evokes a profile in the imagination of others, which instinctively limits who and what you are.

Rob Lowe Marks 25 Years Of Sobriety With An Inspiring Message For Others

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty

Rob Lowe has come a long way since his days as a notorious playboy in the '80s. In fact, the 51-year-old actor just celebrated 25 years of being sober...

My Husband And I Stopped Drinking -- And Now We Have Better Sex

High50 | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
High50

Miranda's husband James wasn't an obvious alcoholic, but he drank too much at parties and could get out of control. So she made him stop, and quitting the booze had benefits for both of them (names have been changed), including the bedroom.

Happy, Sober and T

Darya Teesewell | Posted 05.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Darya Teesewell

I took a celebratory coin to mark my seventeenth year from my sober friends, yesterday; embossed on one side are the words "to thine own self be true." There is no cure for being who we are; being who we are is key to recovery -- any recovery.

Mother's Day Tribute: Feeling Mama Jean's Love Long After She's Gone

Jamie Brickhouse | Posted 05.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Jamie Brickhouse

I always dreamed that when I finally gave birth and held my first baby, the moment would be divinely special. I'm not a new mother, nor even a father, but a first-time author who delivered a book.