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I Miss My Old Alcoholic Self

Allison Hudson | Posted 07.06.2015 | 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.

How I Got Sober

Allison Hudson | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

My parents drove me up to the mountains of North Carolina as if they were taking me to summer camp like they had done when I was a little girl. But I wasn't 10, I was 32 and it wasn't summer camp, it was rehab.

My Road Back From Chemobrain

Earl Shellner | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Earl Shellner

Cancer rehab has given me my life back. I am no longer afraid to speak with others or give a speech to a room full of people. I still use many of the things I learned from speech therapy and they help me in some way almost every single day.

Sasha Bronner

Meet The Man Who Helps Hollywood Stay Sober

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Until two years ago, Jon Paul Crimi kept his career, and his client base, mostly a secret. He has a 20-year background as a fitness traine...

Talking to My 11-Year-Old Nephew About Alcoholism

Allison Hudson | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Will's death expedited my entrance to rehab. I am not sure when or even if I would have ever gotten sober if he hadn't died, so I felt I owed it to him to be honest with everyone and show them I was no different than him.

Live And Live A Life

Richard L. Burns | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty
Richard L. Burns

You're prompted to move in your hospital bed. Simple things like moving arms and legs. Sitting up and lying down. Changing positions. Rolling over.

New Physical Therapy Partnership Revolutionizes Post-Surgical Hip and Knee Rehab

Marki Flannery | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

When Katherine*, a 70-year-old semi-retired lawyer, was recently discharged from the hospital following hip replacement surgery, the hardest part of h...

Rob Lowe Marks 25 Years Of Sobriety With An Inspiring Message For Others

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty

Rob Lowe has come a long way since his days as a notorious playboy in the '80s. In fact, the 51-year-old actor just celebrated 25 years of being sober...

Grieving My Brother's Death in Sobriety

Allison Hudson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

I don't take for granted that the people I love are going to be here forever. My brother's absence is a constant reminder of that. My life has changed and it will never be the same, but sobriety gives me the opportunity to live my life in such a manner that my regrets are fewer and my love is bigger.

To All Who Have Lost Someone to Overdose

Buster Ross | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Buster Ross

Tyler James Carr was my best friend. We met as freshman at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. I was the last person to speak to him, other than the person who came to next to his lifeless body, on April 26th, 2007.

12-Stepping on Tinder

Allison Hudson | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

I started to get message after message from guys wanting to know about my tagline. I have always been open and honest about my sobriety, so I was happy to answer them. The most common question I would get was: "Does it bother you to be around drinking?" And the answer is no.

Johnny Manziel Released From Rehab: Report

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 04.11.2015 | Sports

He entered the facility on Jan. 28.

6 Reasons Drugs and Alcohol Are Not the Answers

Stan Popovich | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

Using drugs and alcohol are not the answers to your problems. They might make you feel better for a while but sooner or later you will have to face yo...

6 Tips on Getting the Most From Rehab for Your Addictions

Stan Popovich | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

Many people who enter rehab for various mental health issues sometimes do not know how to take advantage of the advice given to them. Many of these people go to rehab multiple times and still are not sure how to handle their mental health issues.

'Mad Men' Star Jon Hamm Completes Rehab For Alcohol

AP | Posted 05.24.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm recently completed treatment for alcohol addiction, his spokeswoman said. Hamm had the sup...

1,000 Sober Days

Allison Hudson | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

I heard someone say that you have two lives; you start living the second one when you realize you only have one. And that's what I've been doing the past 1,000 days. Life is for living, and I can't do that if I am not present for it, and I can't be present for it if I'm not sober.

Liza Minnelli Checks Into Rehab

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.19.2015 | Entertainment

Liza Minnelli has checked into a rehabilitation program for substance abuse. TMZ was the first to report that Minnelli entered a Malibu rehab facil...

How to Know When You've Reached Bottom

Allison Hudson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

What I later found out was that people's "bottoms" are all over the board. Some high. Some low. Some short. Some long. Some hit what they think is their bottom and find trap door after trap door of even lower bottoms. I guess I never gave the term "rock bottom" any thought until I hit it and even then, all I knew was my own rock bottom.

Live From Sundance: Wednesday, Jan. 28

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I make a point of knowing as little as possible about the films I see at the Sundance Film Festival (or any other film festival -- or just films in general, for that matter) before I see them because I want to see them with a blank slate.

Georgia's GOP Governor Gives Inaugural Address Worthy of a Democrat

John A. Tures | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

On a rainy day in Atlanta, Georgia's Republican Governor Nathan Deal and the audience had to move indoors from the Liberty Plaza to the State Capitol. One would think he also moved political parties, giving an Inaugural Address that a Democrat could have just as easily delivered.

Astoria Characters: The Man Who's Redrawing His Life

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.14.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The painting, a brooding tattoo of black and white shapes flowing together like a raging river, is wrapped in a cage of thin clear plastic. Anthony Cardillo releases it and holds it in front of his body like a warrior's shield.

Tips From My Trips Around the Sun

Charlie Carillo | Posted 01.17.2015 | Comedy
Charlie Carillo

I'm about to turn 59, which means I'll be starting my 60th voyage around the sun, a mind-blowing truth for a person who's still a child between the ears.

My Month of Online Dating Detox (Pt. II)

Jamie Silverman | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women
Jamie Silverman

I think I genuinely lasted an entire week without logging on to any of the sites. But one night, I'd had a crappy day at work and couldn't sleep. I lay in bed, thoughts racing through my head. Just a little Tinder wouldn't hurt. My phone beckoned -- no implored -- me to pick it up and swipe. So I did.

I Got Sober When the Pain of Staying the Same Was Greater Than the Fear of Changing

Allison Hudson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

So now I am 29 months sober. I know, right? That seemed impossible 883 days ago, but I must say, life is so unbelievably good today. So, what does life look like for me 29 months sans booze? Well...

Transformation: How Superheroes Pay It Forward

Bridget Fonger | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Bridget Fonger

Lauri started The Teen Project to give kids what she wishes she had been given upon exiting the foster care system: proper guidance to get on the road to success, or as Lauri calls it "parenting for the parentless."