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Alcoholism

Having My Cake and Eating It Too, One Year at a Time

Laura Ward | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura Ward

So on this soberthday (I like that word. I know I'm not the first to use it -- kudos to whoever thought it up.), the only gifts are those sobriety gives me and, in turn, what sobriety allows me to give to those around me.

Sugar Ray Leonard Opens Up About His 'Deadly' Battle Outside The Boxing Ring

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.05.2016 | OWN

Sugar Ray Leonard may be among the biggest names in boxing, but 1980's "Best Boxer of the Decade" says that one of his toughest battles actual...

I Went 31 Days Without Alcohol. Here's What Happened.

Audrey Adair-Keene | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Audrey Adair-Keene

I don't know when it happened, but I recently came to realization that I needed to reevaluate my relationship with alcohol. The question I've found myself asking lately is, "When did drinking booze become an obligation?"

When Listening Says it Best

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Marcia Naomi Berger

We might think that our spoken words express what people take in. Yet studies by Dr. Albert Mehrabian and colleagues [1] confirm the truth of the fam...

'Growing Pains' Star: 'I Began Drinking At 4 Years Old'

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 02.02.2016 | OWN

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How to Stay Sober With Buddhism and the Law of Attraction

Darren Littlejohn | Posted 01.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Darren Littlejohn

The Law of Attraction In 2008 I sold my first book to Beyond Words publishing. They'd just been bought by Simon and Schuster after phenomenal overnig...

5 Reasons Why It's Never Too Late to Quit

Deni Carise | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

Quitting drugs and alcohol can save your life. Literally. And there are plenty of reasons to want to stick around.

Relapsed Alcoholic? This Is for You

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Vivienne Mayer

I could not save my sister any more than I can save you -- only you can do it for yourself, with or without the help of rehab, therapy, medication or a higher power. But I can be on your team on the road to recovery. It doesn't matter how many times you've tried before. Do it again. Do it for yourself.

6 Questions For A Woman With 6 Years Of Sobriety

Marissa Heard | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Marissa Heard

Last week I was lucky enough to celebrate with my mom for her sixth sober anniversary. She has always been open about her recovery in hopes to help others through their own sober journey. Since she's such an inspiration to me and many others I thought why not spread the love.

Divorce: Happy (Dis)Anniversary

Kerry Neville | Posted 01.12.2016 | Divorce
Kerry Neville

I was driving with my daughter, Sophia, a forty-five minute ride of monotony. She was lost in the world of Instagram and YouTube, and I wanted to ...

Alcohol Was But a Symptom

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Everything fits together like a puzzle now. Sobriety has shown me that alcohol was just one symptom of my disease of "more." Today I'm grateful for my struggle with drugs and alcohol because it pushed me to my breaking point. This allowed me to find recovery.

Maybe I'm Not an Alcoholic

Allison Hudson | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Maybe after all this time without a drink I could have just one. Maybe, just maybe, I could control my drinking and drink like a normal person. I mean, obviously I don't have a drinking problem if I have gone 1,240 without drinking. Right? Wrong.

Woman Says She Is Running Out Of Hope To Save Alcoholic Husband

Dr. Phil Show | Rochelle Nelson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Dr. Phil

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'Tis the Season for At-Risk Drinking: A Reminder to Health Care Providers -- Screen, Intervene and Refer

Mona Shattell | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

During the holiday season at-risk alcohol use is common, either because of holiday parties and celebrations or in response to stressors such as grief and loss, depression or financial troubles.

The Challenges of My First Two Years Sober

Ruby Browne | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ruby Browne

Getting sober has been terrifying. It has absolutely been the hardest thing I've ever done. But in the last two years I have learned one very important thing: I'm worth it. And more importantly, I'm beginning to learn to believe it.

I Got Sober, But I Didn't Stop Being Controversial

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Just because I'm sober, aware of my actions and making a conscious effort to be a better person every day, does not mean I can't be strong-willed and outspoken. Like so much in recovery, finding my new identity was all about striking a healthy balance.

Sending My Mother To Rehab

Lauren Harbury | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women
Lauren Harbury

I had always hoped that this day would arrive, but I still wasn't ready for it. I wasn't ready for it when she said she was going to rehab, or when she packed her bag, or when she drove down. I wasn't even ready when she called to let me know that she was checked in and ready to kick ass.

5 Ways to Survive the Holidays Sober

Erin Bahadur | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Bahadur

With the holidays coming up, it's important to know what actions will help and harm you in maintaining your sobriety. Whether you've recently stopped drinking or have been sober for many years, these five tips are crucial to surviving the holidays sober.

Why I Am Open About My Addiction Recovery

Lauren Stahl | Posted 11.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Stahl

There is still such a stigma tied to the word addiction. It is looked at as a form of weakness, or poor self-control. That is so far from the truth. So I choose to be honest and open about my recovery. I do not keep it anonymous. Here are five reasons why:

CC Sabathia Opens Up For First Time Since Entering Rehab

AP/HuffPost | Justin Block | Posted 11.05.2015 | Sports

NEW YORK — Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia says he had "no other option" than to leave the team for treatment for alcoholism ahead of its lo...

To Anyone in A.A., With love

Sue Carswell | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Sue Carswell

As the chill of the late autumn whips its wonder around your beautiful home, all stays calm even as the tremors of fear are reflective in the mirrors....

Amy Winehouse Documentary Depicts Addiction's Perfect Storm

Tommy Rosen | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

We live in a perfect storm that invites addiction in and then nourishes it. We must now realize that addiction is among the most serious and costly diseases we face. And in order to change, we are actually going to have to change the way we understand it, the way we relate to those who have it and the ways we treat it.

5 Times I Didn't Want to Stay Sober... But Why I Did Anyway

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Beth Leipholtz

The majority of what I write has to do with the blessings that sobriety has brought to me, and most of the time that is truly how I feel about being sober. However, I wouldn't be an alcoholic if I didn't occasionally wish I could just throw caution to the wind and drink like everyone around me does.

Thank God I've Never Had to Date in Sobriety

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

"You'll never meet a good guy in a bar or nightclub." That's what people say, right? Wrong. I met my boyfriend of 3.5 years in an after hours club...

The Highs And Lows Of Buying Legalized Marijuana

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 10.24.2015 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

Recently, I had my attitude checked in a marijuana dispensary. You read that right: a weed shop. If you know me personally, and are judging me right now, save it 'til the end; you may be checking your attitude too. If you don't know me, then read on, but this may be checkmate.