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Drug Addict

We Are People ­­-- Not Addicts, Criminals, Inmates, and Convicts

Jag Davies | Posted 12.21.2014 | Media
Jag Davies

Media coverage of drugs and drug policy has grown much more sophisticated in the past few years. Yet many media outlets -- even some of the most well-meaning ones -- still often use inaccurate, offensive, or just plain absurd language that would be considered unthinkable when covering other issues.

Dave Navarro On Heroin: 'I Knew Goddamn Well All The Possible Consequences'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro had already lost loved ones to heroin by the time he tried the drug, but no number of cautionary tales could k...

Search On For 'Heavy Meth User', Endangered Infant: Cops

David Lohr | Posted 02.14.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Washington state say they have issued an Amber Alert for an endangered newborn who is believed to be with his drug addicted mother. ...

The 4 Most Common Causes Of Addiction Relapse

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 12.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

In working for years with both the family and their loved ones' substance abuse issues, I have concluded that even though there are a myriad of reasons for relapse, there are four basic ones that can become an easy switch to flip.

Are Others Judgmental About Your Relationship With an Alcoholic/Addict?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Judgmental behavior is one rung below rescuing or enabling. The person that stands in judgment of another can insulate themselves from physical involvement.

Smoking Crack In Paris: EXCLUSIVE Unpublished Excerpt From Bill Clegg's 'Portrait Of An Addict As A Young Man'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Literary agent Bill Clegg's new memoir, "Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man," comes out today, June 7, and offers a fascinating look into the life o...

Addiction: Holidays Are A Time To Secure Boundaries

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

No matter how you view the holidays, there is added pressure and anxiety if you want your loved one to be part of the picture but they are struggling with a substance abuse issue.

Is Relapse Part Of Recovery?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Relapse is common when the alcoholic/addict has not had enough recovery under their belt through 12-step meetings, sponsorship, counseling or their own personal determination to rely on an arsenal of "tools" to ward off the relapse demon.

The Roller Coaster Relationship With An Alcoholic/Addict: When Do You Get Off the Ride?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

I have compiled what I call The Pyramid of Change; 6 phases of the alcoholic/addict from the beginnings of irresponsible behavior to full blown wreckage.

Addiction In U.S. At Pandemic Levels | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Untreated alcohol and drug addiction in the United States remains at pandemic levels, with little change from year to year, an expert says....

Do You Have An Addictive Personality?

DivineCaroline | By Sarah Krupp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Nearly everyone has had a taste of what it would be like to have an addiction--eating a second (and third) piece of cake, staying out until 4 a.m. dri...

The Not-So-Hidden Costs of Preemie Births to Addict Moms

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ramon Resa, MD

Shouldn't we do everything to save a child, no matter the risk or the cost?