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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."

My Month of Online Dating Detox

Jamie Silverman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

I'd talk to guys for weeks without either of us initiating any hangout. We were virtual pen pals, wasting one another's time with random texts at odd hours.

Elizabeth Vargas Set To Return To ABC News After Rehab

The Huffington post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.23.2014 | Media

Elizabeth Vargas will return to co-host ABC's "20/20" on Friday, Oct. 31, after taking a leave of absence this summer to treat her alcohol addiction, ...

My Mom's Alive, But Her Eating Disorder Took Her From Me

Abby Norman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Abby Norman

By the time I started school, my mother's bulimia was a normal part of my life. But as I grew, her focus on my looks and her fears weighed heavily on me. It would take me years to figure out that it was never about me at all.

I Am Not Anonymous

Allison Hudson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Addiction is wretched, but recovery is righteous. Recovery is possible. Recovery is living up to the spirit that is me. I can't imagine why I would I ever choose to keep that anonymous. It's who I am.

How Has Obamacare Impacted Substance Abuse Treatment?

Anna David | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Anna David

On paper, it sounded so good: all insurance companies had to provide substance abuse treatment and there would be no more discriminating against those with pre-existing conditions. What could go wrong? Unfortunately, quite a lot.

Insight Into the Mind of Someone Suffering From Addiction

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

I thought about throwing the note away, but part of me said to keep it -- not so I can dwell on the past, but so I can have another reminder of how far we've come.

Why Recognizing Addiction Recovery Month Matters

Richard Taite | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard Taite

Recovery Month spreads the message that everyone deserves the opportunity to receive quality treatment for mental illness and substance abuse.

A Main Street Way to Help Obese People

Don McNay | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"Don't you know things can change Things'll go your way If you can hold on for one more day" -Wilson Phillips I'm 55 years old and morbidly obese. ...

Cats Getting Drunk to 'Blame It (On the Alcohol)' Is the Only Rehab You'll Need Today

Leslie Goshko | Posted 10.19.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

Underneath the soft and fuzzy exterior are creatures who battle with their own demons. They are sentient beings who yearn to "get their krunk on", crack a glow stick, and dance around their designer shoes. They are cats who love to party.

Under Our Skin

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Mr. Williams was a far better actor than most of us, so his veneer was more elaborate. But all the world's a stage, and we all -- players, too. Such veneers abound. Perhaps we could keep it in mind, and give one another the benefit of prevailing doubt.

This Is What Rehab and Recovery Is Really Like

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 10.04.2014 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

I still have days where I want to just punch a wall and have a fit because I'm different than most people my age. But for every one of those days, there are 99 happy, thankful days. I love myself again. I'm pushing myself, accomplishing things I wouldn't have done if I were still drinking.

The Heroin Antidote? How Naloxone Can Help and Hurt Addicts

Jamison Monroe, Jr. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jamison Monroe, Jr.

Something that has come out of the increased awareness of heroin addiction is a newfound interest with the controversial drug naloxone that can reverse the side effects and overdoses of opioids. It is a right move that more states are giving police and first responders' access to this drug, but it is one that comes with a lot of controversy.

Hairroin? Really? Addicted to Ignorance, Not Style

Allison Hudson | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Listen up, Urban Outfitters: Teaming up with a salon called "Hairroin," which uses "addicted" in its slogan, and handing out needle-shaped pens isn't funny or cute or even catchy. It's pathetic, sad and beyond poor taste. It's disgusting.

From Pain to Purpose in Two Years

Allison Hudson | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

In February of this year, I received a phone call that made me pull off to the side of the road in tears. It was a phone call for help. It was a phone call from the kid who was facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of my brother.

Checking the Ego Into Rehab and Sticking to a Fitness PLAN

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Because of my ego I feared failure. I was too embarrassed to be "bad" at anything, and though I used the excuse that I was scared of hurting my back, I was also really scared of hurting my ego. So often, rather than trying something new, I did nothing at all.