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Alcoholism

Dead Lawyers and Dying Young People

Don McNay | Posted 09.14.2013 | Celebrity
Don McNay

"Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night" -Jim Steinman (song by Meat Loaf and later the cast of Glee) My first news on Sunday was seeing...

Truth and Reconciliation for Alcoholism: Retract Anti-Harm Reduction Article in Science

Stanton Peele | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

The important lesson gleaned from the attacks and counterattacks around controlled-drinking research was inescapable -- non-abstinence treatment for alcoholics would never be tolerated in America, and in fact it virtually entirely ceased in this country.

Moms Who Drink Too Much

Heather Kopp | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents
Heather Kopp

We're kidding ourselves if we think that our addiction to any mood-altering drug or activity isn't affecting our kids. And we're dangerously deluded if we conclude that it can actually improve our parenting.

THE SUMMER GIRLS Is a Story About Three Women and a Dolphin

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.28.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

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A (New And Revised) Silver Linings Playbook

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

What is the most adaptive way to cope when bad things happen? Flexibility may be the key. That is, effective coping may require different regulatory strategies depending on the situation.

Drinking Can Kill You -- Especially If You're a Woman!

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Understanding exactly why alcoholism is so much more lethal among women as compared to men will require further study. For now, these findings should amount to a red flag for women -- and not only those who are alcoholics.

Coming Out to My Children About My Alcoholism

Kathleen Scott | Posted 08.24.2013 | Parents
Kathleen Scott

It's not that I have any doubt that I'm an alcoholic. I know what alcoholics look like, and they look a heck of a lot like me. And my mom, and my aunt, and my grandfather. The specter of all those slurry words and empty, glassy stares loom large in my childhood memories.

I've Finally Learned What 'Family' Means

| Posted 06.21.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Represent Magazine, a platform for and by young people in foster care. Represent is published by Yo...

The Gay Pride PSA That Will Never Air (VIDEO)

Mark S. King | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark S. King

The video is really a reminder that Gay Pride isn't simply about drink tickets, covers charges, and body image. As a matter of fact, for many in our LGBT family, the party atmosphere is downright life-threatening.

Why My Husband And I Got Divorced When We Were Still In Love

Jane Ratcliffe | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty
Jane Ratcliffe

The trick to getting divorced when you're still in love is, of course, to focus on the bad things in the marriage.

WATCH: Former Navy Officer Shares Experience Of Bottoming Out With Alcohol

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.12.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Not everyone gets a second chance. Not everybody succeeds after being given a second shot at a fruitful and happy life. We talk to Jamie McCall, a now...

Reconciling an Irreconcilable Past

Lillie Leonardi | Posted 08.10.2013 | Divorce
Lillie Leonardi

In providing my grown daughter with these words of wisdom, I felt the need to embrace the concept on my own.  

The Heart and Mind of Addiction

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.06.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Brainwashed is not an anti-neuroscience book. Indeed, the authors celebrate the new insights into human thought and behavior that brain studies have yielded. But the book does take a hard stand against the prevailing neurocentrism.

8 Ways to Prevent Relapse

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

s relapse going to be part of your story? Maybe. But if you open yourself up to the possibility that there might be a way to prevent relapse from becoming a part of your recovery, you may find yourself not only clean and sober, but immersed in a life worth staying clean and sober for.

Are Alcoholism and Addiction in Our Blood?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Probably the best information we have about the hereditability of alcoholism comes from studies of twins, and specifically those that compare identical twins with fraternal twins.

Lescroart Stumbles With THE OPHELIA CUT

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.21.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

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What Doesn't Kill You Can Only Make You Stronger

George Heymont | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

With nice supporting work from Mitchell Lewis and Gustav von Seyffertitz (I just love the sound of that man's name!), The Docks of New York proved to be a highly atmospheric surprise.

Christine Quinn's Brave Choice

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Bruce Weinstein

If only a small fraction of the people afflicted with bulimia or alcoholism are moved by Quinn's revelation and seek treatment, her decision to make her private struggles public will have greatly served the public interest.

I Wanted to Be the Perfect Mom

Colleen Greene | Posted 07.10.2013 | Parents
Colleen Greene

I began drinking more often and little by little, I was out of control. But, I couldn't admit it to anyone. If I said it aloud, it would be an admission that I was a failure. At the time, I felt that I'd rather be dead than a failure -- a less-than-perfect mom.

Ann Brenoff

Would You Want Your Kids To Feel This Way About Your Death?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.09.2013 | Fifty

Am I upset that my dad died? Not anywhere near as upset as I am that he chose to never live.

Legalize It! But First Mainstream It

Joe Schrank | Posted 07.06.2013 | New York
Joe Schrank

If drug policy reform stands a chance of becoming a reality, the cause must be mainstreamed to include a wider swath of the population.

The Dark Secret My Mother Hid In Her Closet

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 07.02.2013 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

Cleaning out my mother's house has been both painful and eye-opening. Her photos, keepsakes and written words remind me of the amazing woman she once was, and highlight the glaring contrast between her then and now.

Addiction: Everybody Has a Beast

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

We decide how we want to live and we decide what we want from our lives. But that's only possible once we've made a conscious commitment to stop being human piñatas -- stop being victims -- and truly take responsibility for our lives.

'I've Been Gifted With an Alcoholic Father'

Karen Fitzgerald | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Fitzgerald

I know what can await them, if they truly find recovery, because I have been blessed to witness the profound hero's journey that it can be. But first, like all addicts, they have to ask for help.

Kristin Hannah's Fly Away Overdoes the Gloom and Doom

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.25.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Fly Away is a novel that will touch the hearts of all who pick it up and digest its pages, but it certainly would have been nice to have a break from the tragedies every once in a while. Instead they just all pile on as one sad event follows another.