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Walking Through Hell

Edie Weinstein | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

The first time I heard the 12 step concept that "Religion is for people who fear Hell, Spirituality is for people who have been there," it resonated ...

Model the Behavior You Want to See

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
Dr. Tian Dayton

Many parents turn to professionals thinking that when their teen hears about the dangers of drug use from someone else, they will be swayed, but the truth is that usually, it's the parents' behavior that have much more impact on a teen's behavior.

Addicted to Men? Maybe You're a Boyfriend-aholic

Kristen Houghton | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Kristen Houghton

These are women who simply cannot or will not live without a man in their lives. Some females seem to feel incomplete without being part of a couple and they collect men the way a child might collect teddy bears.

Cookies, Cocaine, and Culture

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The need for Oreos to be indicted of war crimes before we acknowledge we are eating too many of them, and foods like them, says something profoundly disturbing about our culture. How bad is bad enough?

I'm a Controlled Alcoholic

Steve Mason | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve Mason

The danger is not so much in what people do as in how they do it. Drug abuse is life abuse... but so are all forms of abuse. People abuse religion when they use it to exterminate their neighbors. They abuse credit when they use it to buy a $300 dinner. Should we outlaw credit? Dinner? How about plastic?

The 7 Things Post 50s Say They Can't Live Without

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.13.2013 | Fifty

From many accounts, post 50s are an addicted lot. The population's use of alcohol and illegal substances is on the rise. As a result, their number of ...

Joel Boel and Why to Give Second Chances

Don McNay | Posted 09.20.2013 | Media
Don McNay

There are two schools of thought about forgiveness. One is articulated by Jesus, who said to turn the other cheek. The other is articulated by the fictional character The Godfather, who believed that all wrongs must be avenged.

Release Stress by Releasing Attachments

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

We tend to accumulate a lot of stuff in life. We come into the world as infants with no baggage -- emotionally or physically. As time goes on, people, things and situations come into our life, and our natural inclination is to attach ourselves to all of it, whether or not it continues to serve us.

Jewel Sparkles and Shines in Lifetime's "Ring of Fire"

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.24.2013 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

TV Review Jackie K Cooper ...

Your Cheating Heart

Henry Gornbein | Posted 07.16.2013 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

What is cheating? In my over 40 years of practicing family law, I have seen just about every reason under the sun for a divorce.

Can We Please Stop Stigmatizing Addiction, Recovery and Lindsay Lohan?

Deni Carise | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

It has been almost two weeks since Lindsay Lohan appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman and, even with last week's horrific events in Boston, ...

The 7-Step Guide to Misery

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Why would someone make the choice to be miserable? Because it is often a way of getting attention and of attempting to get someone else to be responsible for them. If this is what you want, here is a roadmap to make sure you accomplish your goal!

Signs That You Might Have 'Social Media Anxiety Disorder'

Posted 03.01.2013 | Healthy Living

Do you dream in tweets? On Friday, March 1, @HealthyLiving and @GPSforSoul hosted a Twitter chat to explore our growing addiction to social media ...

Interventions for Bad Behavior: The Next Show

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 04.01.2013 | TV
Nancy Doyle Palmer

About a year before my father died, our family staged a by-the-book intervention to try to get him to stop abusing Valium. While we ultimately failed ...

Feeling Empty Inside? How To Fill Up

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Inner emptiness does not come from a lack of something external -- not even a lack of being loved by someone else. It comes from a lack of one thing only: a lack of awareness of the love that is the energy we live in.

Sidebars to Psycho-Branding

Carol Smaldino | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Carol Smaldino

For some time now, I've been developing the idea and practice of what I've called "inventing a therapy." The point has been, to my mind, that much of ...

The Problem With Our Social Media Addiction

Craig Kanalley | Posted 12.08.2012 | Media
Craig Kanalley

Earlier this year, a study found that social media is more addicting than alcohol and cigarettes.

Fearless Living Boot Camp Challenge, Day 26: Give Up The Thing That Owns You (VIDEO)

Rhonda Britten | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

Over 20 years ago, I gave up something that ran my life. Some people might call it an "addiction"; others call it a "nasty habit." Whatever you want to call it, I'm talking about something that you believe you need in order to be okay.

WATCH: Woman Struggles With 99-Cent Store Shopping Addiction

Posted 10.03.2012 | Black Voices

We all love a good bargain, but shopping addict Roshanda Hill shows us what happens when a penchant for discounts gets out of control. Hill is the ...

If Not AA, Then What? SMART Recovery And The AA Alternatives

Tom Horvath, Ph.D. | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Tom Horvath, Ph.D.

The reality is that only a small percentage of those who have addiction problems attend AA. We need to have additional approaches.

How to Tell if It's Real Love

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We all have a wounded self -- our ego -- that we developed as we were growing up, to protect us from pain. Our wounded self becomes activated when we get scared -- scared of rejection, of engulfment, of being hurt.

'Not My Kid': When Parents are in Denial

Linda Durnell | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Linda Durnell

Families struggling with addictions are part of our community. We should strive to help, support and understand that which threatens any and all of our families.

Are You Addicted To Struggle?

Mike Robbins | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

While working hard, overcoming challenges and adversity, and being passionately committed to important and complex things in our lives aren't inherently bad, resisting ease and being attached to struggle causes me and so many of us a great deal of stress, worry, and pain.

John Boel, On the News, In the News

Don McNay | Posted 01.17.2012 | Media
Don McNay

On the bottom of the front cover was his picture in a mug shot. As the legendary attorney Frank Haddad said, "no one looks good in a mug shot." John Boel didn't either. The Louisville news anchor who won seventy Emmy awards had a problem.

Why I Support Managed Alcohol Programs

Mark Horvath | Posted 11.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Horvath

Here, everyone was clean, healthy and safe. They were inside and not a burden to public safety issues. I was very impressed with the community there. What impressed me the most is I saw lives being saved (and money too).