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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 loss to Housto...

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 i...

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.

Recovering Alcoholic Wins Beer Stein Holding Contest

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.23.2015 | Weird News

It may not make up for all those painful hangovers, but at least years of heavy drinking can serve a purpose later down the line. Recovering alcoholic...

Celiac Disease and Addiction

Celia Kaye | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Kaye

There are myriad ways that treating celiac disease can lead to improved health. But are there ways in which treating the disease could contribute to t...

What We All Can Learn From Lamar Odom's Tragedy

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

It is a lot easier to start the conversation when it is about a public or celebrity figure like Lamar Odom than when it is about our loved one. However, the questions are the same.

The Hardest Parts About Being Sober

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 10.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Mostly being sober is nothing short of amazing, but it's not always easy. It's a constant process of self-growth and discovery. I've had to revaluate my entire way of living and coping and sometimes it's hard.

Lack of Pinstripe Pride: CC Sabathia's Rehab Announcement Shows Social Media at its Worst

Jesse Andreozzi | Posted 10.06.2015 | Sports
Jesse Andreozzi

When you belittle Sabathia himself, safe in the anonymity that the Internet provides, you are truly exposing yourself as a disrespectful coward, hating on someone in the midst of making the toughest decision of their life.

Why It's Not OK To Use 'Alcoholic' As A Joke, From The Daughter Of One

Cheyanne Dunn | Posted 10.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Cheyanne Dunn

Alcoholism is an actual disease, not a joke. Pay attention to what you are saying. You never know the truth behind someone's drinking habits.

I Was Divorced Twice By 30. Here's What I Learned About Love.

Ashley Eliza | Posted 10.06.2015 | Divorce
Ashley Eliza

The shame of being divorced twice before 30 drained my will to live.

12-Step Recovery Is Without Defense

Buster Ross | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Buster Ross

Twelve-step recovery communities have recently been under heavy criticism in opinion pieces, with individuals suggesting they may be less-effective ap...

What Not To Say To People In Recovery

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Recovering from a drug or alcohol use disorder is deeply personal, but it also requires support. It can be hard for friends and family to know what wo...

Becoming the Person I Drank to Be

Anna David | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna David

As anyone who gets sober after having spent most of his or her life drinking can attest, the original process is terrifying. I didn't admit to myself I was scared because I told myself I wasn't scared, let alone terrified, of anything. Without realizing it, I'd internalized the idea that I was not allowed to feel fear so instead it came up as other things: either that social anxiety or anger and sadness.

4 Reasons My Six-Figure Job Led To An Unhappy Life

Tyler C Beaty | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler C Beaty

Here are four reasons my six-figure job led to my unhappy life, and a mindset change that will help you avoid making these same mistakes.

What You Learn From Loving An Addict

Alicia Cook | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia Cook

I am not an addict. But try and love one, and then see if you can look me square in the eyes and tell me that you didn't get addicted to trying to fix them. If you're lucky, they recover. If you're really lucky, you recover, too.

"People Started Referring To Me As A Monster." A Gay Man's Struggle With Alcohol

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

Finally growing tired of the endless cycle of drinking, making mistakes, resolving them, and repeating the process all over again, Alexander had a moment of clarity and wanted to stop once and for all.

The Rise of the Functioning Alcoholic: Is Getting Drunk After 30 Still as Fun?

Kristina Tsipouras | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Kristina Tsipouras

This past month, I have realized that many people my age, don't just go overboard at weddings. Alcohol and partying hard is still a common theme in many of their lives.

Breaking Up With the Love of My Life: Alcohol

Allison Hudson | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Just having distance between me and alcohol made life better. My head started to clear and when I took pen to paper and started working out years of reasons I stayed with alcohol, I started realizing how toxic that relationship was. I knew that there was nothing casual about our relationship.

Recovery: Lessons Learned in My Alcoholic Family

Dennis C. Daley, PhD | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dennis C. Daley, PhD

Life at the University of Alcoholism During my early life, for many years my dad did not have a car. When I turned 16 and he had one, I was so excite...

Halo and Horns: Exploring My Mother's Legacy

Hilary Holland Lorenzo | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Hilary Holland Lorenzo

Mother ceaselessly sought to mentally destroy me as a prepubescent, because I was the outlet most handy and available to absorb the pain of her losses and dereliction.

Mom, the Selectric, and the IoT for Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Might Rosie the Robot boss Jane Jetson around? Could a Jeep get hacked? A so-called "smart" front door lock keep a homeowner locked out for a ransom? ...