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Pro Athletes: Where Is the Advantage?

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

It used to be that guiding a pro athlete toward better performance was easy. They would be missing some obvious component of a world class program: a...

Confessions From a Hugaholic: Or How I Accepted Change by Letting Myself Fall in the Flow of My Life

Jeff Pulver | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeff Pulver

Today, October 28, 2015 is the one year anniversary of me having a seizure in Tel Aviv hours before being part of the 2014 Tel Aviv 10k Night Run. Lo...

It's Hard to Hate Up Close: Recovery Advocacy in North Carolina

Tim Rabolt | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Tim Rabolt

We need more recovery advocates like Christopher Campau. As a student at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, he's been in recovery from a substance use disorder since May of 2006. He continues to share his story publicly in a manner that includes emotions, honesty, and a call to action.

What Is the Most Important Factor in Treating Mental Illness? Competence

Sheila Hamilton | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheila Hamilton

It's been nine years this week since my late husband David died by suicide. Everything about this time of year releases a cascade of emotion that is u...

Chicks Unhitched: Why You Should Consider Leaving Home to Heal From Divorce

Natalie Gregg | Posted 10.26.2015 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

My initial trek from Dallas to the Smoky Mountains last year was to explore options to help my divorce clients find retreat centers where they could heal. This time, my sole mission for taking a week off of my busy, divorce litigation schedule was to heal -- from my own divorce.

Even In Our Longing

Justine Brooks Froelker | Posted 10.24.2015 | Parents
Justine Brooks Froelker

I've always wondered how our family portrait would ever be complete. How do I honor my three without my three here on earth? And then some photos from a few photographers starting showing up on my social media, a result of how much coverage Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month is getting this year.

Unite to Face Addiction Highlights Treatment and Recovery Needs

Jason Wahler | Posted 10.23.2016 | Impact
Jason Wahler

A few weeks ago, I flew out to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Unite to Face Addiction concert. Tens of thousands of people were there, and it was incredible to see how many people's lives have been touched by addiction.

Four Programs That Help Treat Addiction

Deni Carise | Posted 10.22.2016 | Impact
Deni Carise

The nation's drug epidemic, specifically the abuse of heroin and opiates, has earned center stage in politics and pop culture alike. The fact that we're talking about the devastating disease of addiction is welcome progress; those of us in the treatment field have been promoting awareness and de-stigmatization for years.

Without a Plan to Tackle Addiction, You're Not Qualified to Be President

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 10.22.2016 | Politics
Patrick R. Krill

While it may be tempting to dismiss me as a single-issue voter with a narrow view of the world, consider whether there is one other issue whose poisonous vines stretch so broadly across every inch of our national landscape: public health, the economy, national security, civil rights, crime, family life, and education.

What Is Safe Space in Yoga Studios?

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Safety and space to breathe freely are a right that should belong not just to the norm but to everyone -- people of color, queer, trans, healthy or unhealthy, all classes and all body sizes and abilities. Let's do this yoga community. It's time we put even more purpose to our practice.

WATCH: Tapping Into the Seventh Step Prayer

Brad Yates | Posted 10.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

I believe one of the greatest things we can be is useful. Years ago, while working with folks struggling with addiction, I was introduced to the 12 S...

The Science of Addiction and Recovery

Michael Bader, D.M.H. | Posted 10.16.2016 | Science
Michael Bader, D.M.H.

Putting a drug, whether alcohol or any other addictive substance, into our bodies in order to change our state of mind is the result of prior psychological, familial and social experience, experiences that then support and reinforce addictive behavior.

First in Flight: North Carolina and the Surge of Collegiate Recovery

Tim Rabolt | Posted 10.14.2016 | College
Tim Rabolt

North Carolina is a prime example of unity, collaboration, and promoting recovery throughout the state. Unity within the community is how we beat addiction. What we can learn from North Carolina is that the principles of our personal recoveries should be present as we progress in the broader recovery movement.

United By Addiction: A Mother's Point of View

MaryBeth Cichocki | Posted 10.11.2016 | Healthy Living
MaryBeth Cichocki

I had the amazing experience of attending both The Fed Up Rally and the unbelievable Unite to Face Addiction concert in Washington DC this weekend. ...

Dating Lessons From a Cut-Rate Flounder

Debbie Weiss | Posted 10.07.2016 | Divorce
Debbie Weiss

I was with my late husband for 32 years. After he died, I planned to melt into my sofa in a haze of dark chocolate gelato and Nicholas Sparks movies. I'd be the woman in the bourbon-stained bathrobe buying the giant, economy Bombay Sapphire gin and twelve Butterfingers at Bevmo. But I "got out there." Too much.

Eating Disorders: Four Reasons to Choose Recovery

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 10.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rollin

If you are struggling with an eating disorder, it is important that you reach out for help. No one should have to fight this battle alone and seeking support is a sign of strength. Developing an eating disorder is not a choice, but it is never too late to choose recovery.

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

Cheyanne Dunn | Posted 10.06.2016 | 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.

Integrate Housing With Treatment

Deborah De Santis | Posted 10.05.2016 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Last year, we joined with the National Council on Behavioral Health (National Council) to convene a group of housing, homeless and treatment experts f...

The Little-Known Secret Weapon for Ending a Toxic Relationship

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 10.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

"I feel so used!" I cried to his retreating back. The man I'd been dating five years and living with for two years was walking out our front door carr...

UNITE To Face Addiction Concert Livestream

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 10.04.2015 | Impact

Watch live as Joe Walsh, Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, The Fray, Jason Isbell, Aloe Blacc, John Rzeznik and more perform in Washington, D.C. as part of t...

12-Step Recovery Is Without Defense

Buster Ross | Posted 10.02.2016 | 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 10.01.2016 | 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.

Living in the Grey -- 7 Steps to Get Out of Negative Thinking

Mara Shapshay | Posted 10.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Mara Shapshay

The answer like many people will tell you is NOT to just suddenly think positive. I've got decades of this old thinking going on and it's not going to be cleared up but just thinking positively. I have to work on it. I have to practice living in the grey.

Why I Didn't Kill Myself

Z Zoccolante | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

I decide I've been looking in the wrong place for God and begin to morph my beliefs with reincarnation. The books I read tell me that we keep coming back, life after lifetime. This terrifies me because it means that if I don't heal the eating disorder in this life I'm gonna come back and face it again.