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Mom, Do You Have Alcoholism?

Laura Ward | Posted 01.27.2017 | Parents
Laura Ward

Last night, on the way to hockey practice, my son dropped a bomb. We hadn’t even pulled out of the driveway yet. “Mom, today in health class, we t...

The Many Faces and Phases of Addictive Behaviors

Andrea Wachter | Posted 12.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

Humans have been using drugs, alcohol, tobacco, excess food and other substances for centuries. When taken to extreme levels, such behaviors can adver...

On The Anniversary Of The Death Of C. S. Lewis

Shayne Looper | Posted 11.28.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

Once, when Walter Hooper asked Lewis if he ever gave thought to his bourgeoning reputation, Lewis answered in a "low, still voice, and with the deepest and most complete humility I've ever observed in anyone, 'One cannot be too careful not to think of it.'"

5 Ways Employers Can Promote The Mental Health Of Employees

Brian Hughes | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Hughes

To successfully promote mental wellness in the workplace, employers need to utilize viable solutions that benefit everyone involved. An informed approach helps boost employee satisfaction, retention, and productivity while protecting the company's legal and financial interests.

A moving story of big business, big love, and big giving

Michaela Haas | Posted 11.07.2016 | Books
Michaela Haas

Did you know that McDonald`s started out as an innovative restaurant with good food, locally-sourced potatoes and fresh milkshakes made from scratch? ...

What I Learned About Addiction From Louise Delage's Fake Instagram

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 10.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

This campaign was a powerful example of how addiction does not discriminate. Even the people you think are having the best times of their lives could be miserable in their own skin.

Women Are Catching Up To Men's Drinking Habits

Rachael Rettner | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.27.2016 | Healthy Living

Across the world, women now consume nearly as much alcohol as men do, according to a new study. The findings show that the gap between men’s and wom...

How A Personal Ritual Changed My Relationship With My Dad

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 10.13.2016 | Fifty
Pat Blumenthal

What helps us mark an event or transition to a new place? Graduations, wedding ceremonies, and promotions come to mind. But personal rituals such as lighting candles, reciting prayers, spreading ashes out into the ocean, planting a tree -- these can be just as moving.

How Fuzzy Memories Can Be The Most Difficult To Forget

Laura Ward | Posted 09.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Ward

It's strange how memory works. Mine isn't very good these days. Sometimes I seriously wonder if I should start talking with a doctor to find out if I ...

Man Admits He Provokes Girlfriend ‘Just To See Her Get Angry’

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

“I have always enjoyed chaos in my life,” says Grant, an admitted alcoholic whose mother and girlfriend, Korin, say they’re tired of his drinkin...

Elizabeth Vargas Opens Up About Her Ex Leaving Her After Rehab

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 09.12.2016 | Divorce

“20/20” anchor Elizabeth Vargas has been open about her struggle with alcoholism, but only recently revealed that her husband left her just days a...

Surviving Long-Term Sobriety

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 09.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Boykin

I'll probably be the least popular sober alcoholic on the planet for writing this piece, but something needs to be done. Next month, I will "celebrat...

DSM-5 Made A Mistake Eliminating Substance Abuse

Allen Frances | Posted 08.24.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

DSM-5 made a mistake when it joined together into one big, heterogeneous category ('Substance Use Disorder') what in DSM IV had been two quite different diagnoses ('Substance Abuse' and 'Substance Dependence').

Searching For Myself In Sobriety

Seamus Kirst | Posted 02.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Seamus Kirst

Three years ago today, I stopped drinking.Yesterday, I spoke to my dad -– who is also in recovery –- about the upcoming anniversary. He wanted to ...

10 Reasons Why I'm Lucky To Be An Alcoholic

The Fix | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living
The Fix

I didn't want to admit I was an alcoholic and I could never imagine feeling grateful about it. At three years sober, my views have completely changed. I now count myself as one of those crazy people who believes they are truly lucky to be an alcoholic.

Why I Gave Up Alcohol At 22

Seamus Kirst | Posted 02.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Seamus Kirst

Warning: Some readers may find parts of this post to be triggering.Three years ago, when I was 22, I decided to stop drinking. Considering my history,...

What We Can Learn From Luck

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Conclusion: Considering the subject of luck can help us appreciate the moment and increase our compassion toward people who are less fortunate.

What Happens When A Killer Is Celebrated Every Day

Laura Ward | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura Ward

People need to stop telling me I should have a drink. Seriously. Not because it makes me want to drink. Because it makes them look like complete idiot...

Drinking in Miami

Joanna Charnas | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

For 32 years, unless I visit Miami, I never drink. Except for few isolated incidents of adolescent experimentation, I waited to consume alcohol until ...

Drunk on Difficult People

Courtney M. Soliday | Posted 09.02.2016 | Comedy
Courtney M. Soliday

Julie Klausner's masterpiece of television, Difficult People, is back! Besides working at PBS and defying traditional TV relationship stereotypes, wha...

Coping With the Loss of an Addicted Family Member

Dennis C. Daley, PhD | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Dennis C. Daley, PhD

Most of us survive and do well over the long run. There is no need to suffer alone as recovery is a "we" and not an "I" process. Many people are willing to support us. All we need to do is open up and let them in our lives.

Why Writing About Childhood Trauma Is So Important

Diana M. Raab | Posted 07.13.2016 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

Some years ago when I was in my 40s, I recall a good friend telling me that her 62-year-old mother was having a nervous breakdown. When I asked her what was going on, she said that following her divorce, the trauma of her childhood resurfaced.

Three Important Things I've Learned In My 25 Years Of Recovery From Addiction

Tommy Rosen | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

I am a person in long-term recovery from addiction, two weeks ago I celebrated 25 years since the last day I used drugs or alcohol. I have also battled with codependency, gambling, sex, sugar and nicotine addiction to name the most obvious ones.

I Used To Think Sober People Were Aliens

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Today, I know I make some drinkers uncomfortable just by being in the same room, especially because I am public about my sobriety. Oh how the tables have turned. But my experience has taught me to be compassionate to those who are still out there drinking and using, because I know exactly how they feel.

Why African genomic studies can solve the continent's health issues

The Conversation Africa | Posted 06.18.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Nicholas N Ngomi, African Population and Health Research Center Genomic research has proven to be a considerably valuable tool in global attempts to ...