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Where Help Is Offered, Lives Are Saved

Deborah Hersman | Posted 01.18.2017 | Impact
Deborah Hersman

Imagine going into a police station with drugs on you. You ask for help, and instead of getting arrested, you get access to treatment. Towns like D...

Enough Is Enough: Reform The Rehab And Sober Living Industry In 2017

Ryan Hampton | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
Ryan Hampton

My dad always used to say, “nothing changes if nothing changes.” Over the past year, we’ve seen the mortality rate from drugs and alcohol spike ...

I Survived 2016 By Revealing A Secret

Allyson Aabram | Posted 01.05.2017 | Impact
Allyson Aabram

Last January I shed my façade of perfection by publically revealing a secret that had tormented me for 3 years. My initial feelings of vulnerability...

Carrie Fisher Was My Guardian Angel

Mara Shapshay | Posted 01.05.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Mara Shapshay

It was 2005 and I first spotted all five foot nothing of one of the world's most famous faces during the break of this behemoth recovery meeting held ...

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...

The Gift Of Drug Court

Allyson Aabram | Posted 12.23.2016 | Crime
Allyson Aabram

The sea of unisex orange scrubs in the jury box was overwhelming. I scanned the makeup-free faces, tight pigtailed braids and bed heads, the one in th...

10 Sober Date Night Ideas

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 12.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

They don't need to consist of Netflix and falling asleep on the couch all the time (even though that does sound fun). Whether you're newly sober, have been sober for years, or you're just looking for dates that don't include mind erasing moments with booze and drugs, this list is for you.

Election Reflections, The Day After

Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.

The only remotely plausible way forward is to set out to do the seemingly impossible: to empower and train every last person on earth to start the revolution from the inside out.

Talented Musician Recovers from a Stroke through Positive Thinking, Social Media and VR Technology

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 11.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rachel Wolfson

Sometimes, we get lucky and meet people who impact our lives. I can still remember the first time I met the talented musician, Dave Kim. I had just ...

Sit Happens

Aaron Baker | Posted 10.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Aaron Baker

This style of work posture may be a luxury for many, but for me, I needed to create a lifestyle around it and mandate it as a solution of balance to my day of sitting in a car seat, an office chair, a coffee shop stool and my wheelchair.

Why We All Have Abandonment Issues

Susan Anderson | Posted 10.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Anderson

The human condition The fear of abandonment is primal and universal to human experience, the crux of the human condition. We all have it. That's why...

Stay Lean For Life With These 3 Principles

Nate Palmer | Posted 10.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Nate Palmer

How is it that obesity in America is hitting all time highs year after year, while the profits for the fitness and supplement industries have never be...

6 Benefits To Going Outside In The Fall And Winter

Constance Scharff, Phd | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Constance Scharff, Phd

Even though it's getting colder, there's no reason to become a couch potato. Over the years a rich body of scientific research into the benefits of be...

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 ...

How To Use Mindful Breathing To Reduce Stress

Aaron Baker | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Aaron Baker

asically, paying attention to thought and habit. When anxiety surfaces it's very easy to simply react, which only feeds the problem more and creates unhealthy patterns. Alternatively, if we use mindful thought and breathe to bring awareness to the situation we can begin to rid ourselves of the stress we feel in these moments.

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
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SreyRam Kuy, MD

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interviewed by Brandi Emerson and Clay Farris at Mostly Medicaid. This interview was...

US Navy Reports: Porn Is Sinking Sailors' Erections

Gabe Deem | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabe Deem

If you've been on the internet within the last few weeks, you've likely heard about Anthony Weiner's problems. However, there is another weiner proble...

These Facebook Responses To The East Liverpool Police Department Show The Real #OtherSideOfAddiction

Ryan Hampton | Posted 09.12.2016 | Politics
Ryan Hampton

Imagery is powerful. On Friday, the East Liverpool Police Department posted pictures to their Facebook account of two parents on the side of the road,...

6 Reasons Carfentanil Is About To Turn Our World Upside Down

Deni Carise | Posted 10.01.2016 | Politics
Deni Carise

It’s not like any of us really thought the drug epidemic would get better overnight. It’s just that we thought we might be seeing the depths of th...

What Happened In East Liverpool Is Not Stigma -- It Is Discrimination

Robert D. Ashford | Posted 09.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Ashford

Post contains graphic images. As many have already reported, the East Liverpool Police Department posted an image (along with their “objective” c...

Shame Eating

Mara Shapshay | Posted 08.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mara Shapshay

Last week I did an open mic in the Valley near my house. My goal was to try out some new stand-up comedy material, which is what open mics are for. ...

Moving Medical Rehabilitation from Hospital to Home

Catherine Y. Spong | Posted 08.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Y. Spong

One in six Americans--about 53 million people--have a physical disability, and at least 2.2 million use a wheelchair. Disabilities involving visual, h...

Transitioning Veterans Returning To Proper Sleep Patterns

Dwayne Paro | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Dwayne Paro

Proper sleep is something that has to become a habit, habits develop from consistency and being persistent in achieving a positive result.

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 ...

Derailment And How To Manage It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

Although we can't undo the past, we can recognize a derailment and take action to get back on track.