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How to Live a Recovery-Centric Life

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition You might not be aware, but in eve...

Bath Salts, Smiles and Spice: The Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

Dr. Jonathan Horey | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonathan Horey

Other young people are not so lucky. Bath salts and other synthetic -- or "designer" -- drugs can have serious health effects including nausea, seizures, agitation, high blood pressure, heart attacks and drug-induced psychosis -- even death.

Music as Medicine: Why a New Kind of Neuro-Rehab Is Taking Off

Rebecca Strong | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Strong

Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music had a therapeutic purpose -- including to treat depression, mania and even hangovers. In the Native Ame...

Alternatives to Running

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

For my patients whose running careers really are over, life-long substitutions are only limited by one's creativity in finding the best alternatives. And yes, many of them are fun, effective and even addictive -- but as with your first true love, nothing truly compares to running.

Nick Robinson Brings "Being Charlie" To Life

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.12.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Being Charlie" (P...

California Law Attacks Rehab Facilities

The Fix | Posted 04.21.2016 | Los Angeles
The Fix

By Zachary Siegel and Allison McCabe Photo via Shutterstock Earlier this year, a small handful of state legislators began what can only be described a...

Addiction: A Disease That Does Not Discriminate, Part I

Heather C. Miller | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Heather C. Miller

When someone is fighting an inner battle, sometimes the clearest solutions are clouded. Their judgement is clouded. They make a decision that they wouldn't typically make. They fall into the wrong crowd to feel cool, accepted, or to have some fun. They decide on the most convenient and readily available escape.

A Love Letter to Tracey Helton Mitchell (Author of "The Big Fix: Hope After Heroin"

Carol Smaldino | Posted 04.04.2016 | Impact
Carol Smaldino

Tracey Helton Mitchell exposes her blemishes, and that is an understatement. She doesn't make heroin addiction or selling her body at all romantic, an...

Getting Help from Addiction When You're a Divorcing Dad or Mom

Lisa Helfend Meyer | Posted 03.22.2016 | Divorce
Lisa Helfend Meyer

With opioid drug abuse becoming as much a problem in small towns and rural areas as in urban centers and cutting across demographic lines, it's not surprising that its effects are increasingly being felt in divorce courts.

The Rehab Industry Needs to Clean Up Its Act. Here's How.

The Influence | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
The Influence

Done right, addiction treatment can transform lives, with a hugely positive impact on society. It is often the difference between life and death, or between a productive recovery and a life of despair. Yet all too often that opportunity is being blown.

Relapsed Alcoholic? This Is for You

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Vivienne Mayer

I could not save my sister any more than I can save you -- only you can do it for yourself, with or without the help of rehab, therapy, medication or a higher power. But I can be on your team on the road to recovery. It doesn't matter how many times you've tried before. Do it again. Do it for yourself.

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.

Notes From a Dive Bar XXXVIII -- To the Nut House

Alan Black | Posted 10.15.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

John is going away. To a rehab nuthouse -- his words. One year in exile with a bunch of drunks. Ordered by psychiatrists. The doors are locked night and day. But he's figured out a way to get supplies delivered.

7 Important Things You Need to Know When Going to Rehab

Stan Popovich | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

So you decided to enter rehab to help overcome your addictions, fears, and anxieties. The first day can be very scary for anyone who goes to rehab. Ma...

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.

CC Sabathia Checks Himself Into Alcohol Rehab Center

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 10.06.2015 | Sports

New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia announced in a statement that he's checking himself into an alcohol rehab center on Monday and will not pitch in ...

Josh Duggar's Rehab: Welcome to the Dark Ages

Brad Lamm | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brad Lamm

Duggar's double-life adds to the intrigue like some soap opera storyline. Yet the reality of treatment for a sex addict means stepping into the 21st Century, not rehashing voodoo Christian approaches that cause more harm than good like the spot Duggar has been admitted.

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.

Josh Duggar Checks Into Rehab After Admitting To Cheating On His Wife

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment

Josh Duggar checked into rehab after admitting to cheating on his wife following the Ashley Madison hack last week. On Wednesday, the former "19 Kid...

Changing Lives through Zero Waste

Ira Israel | Posted 08.11.2015 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

I recently discovered an amazing therapeutic community for addicts, the chronically homeless, and parolees in downtown Los Angeles that helps them build their own farm to grow food.

The Addict's Hustle

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 07.20.2016 | Fifty
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

I always knew about the addict's hustle. "Just lend me a fiver and I'll give it back tomorrow." Or "I need a place to stay just for a day or so." Or "I'm going clean tomorrow if you just..." However, what I never knew until today was how addicts are hustled.

A Widower's Various & Sundry Lament & Also Amy Winehouse

Ry Black | Posted 07.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Ry Black

I knew what I was getting into when I went to see Amy the new documentary about Amy Winehouse. I had trepidations knowing what I had gone through with my own husband's battle with alcoholism. We all know her fate. I knew her ending before it happened exactly the same way I knew my husband's ending with this horrible disease.

John Stamos Checks Into Rehab For Substance Abuse After DUI Arrest

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 07.11.2015 | Entertainment

John Stamos has checked into rehab for substance abuse, according to People magazine. The 51-year-old actor entered a residential treatment program a...

Finding Recovery on Social Apps

Joe Putignano | Posted 07.09.2016 | Media
Joe Putignano

In my opinion, recovery programs can work in a similar way, because when some people stop participating in them, they relapse. This is why the majority of us in recovery have to create a strong support network.

I Miss My Old Alcoholic Self

Allison Hudson | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Grieving the loss of alcohol or the girl I was when I drank is just part of choosing to be sober. It's nothing in comparison to grieving my brother, which I think will forever be a part of life my. But no matter what it is that I am grieving, the process is the same and acceptance is the answer.