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What Doesn't Kill You Can Only Make You Stronger

George Heymont | Posted 07.20.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

With nice supporting work from Mitchell Lewis and Gustav von Seyffertitz (I just love the sound of that man's name!), The Docks of New York proved to be a highly atmospheric surprise.

The Book That Let Me Know I Was Not Alone

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 02.12.2013 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

As long as we continue to hide the dark parts of our lives and present a one-sided story to the outside world, there will be girls and boys like I was, aching to find characters that show them all the different ways of dealing with life's actual problems.

Taking the 12 Steps in Stride... Again

Martha Pasternack | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

I love being able to experience the depth and breadth of midlife. I am fortunate to have been able to update my understanding of how powerful the 12 steps can be in my life. I am very different from the 28-year-old I used to be.

Will I Be Like Her? Why This Question Haunts Me Every Time I Drink

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

I can't quite shake the little voice in my head that whispers, every time I take a sip of alcohol, Careful: this could change your life.

How To Cope If There's An Addict In Your Life

tv | Posted 10.04.2012 | Teen

By Leigh Belz Three years ago, when Rachel* got her freshman dorm assignment in the mail, the New Jersey teen excitedly logged on to Facebook to lo...

Key To Fearlessness: Understanding!

Amanda Gore | Posted 11.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

I knew that my father had been an alcoholic, but as my parents divorced when I was 5 and I had no memory at all of any of my early years (a clue!) and only remembered a mother who adored me, I really thought I'd had a great childhood. I always believed I was unaffected by his drinking!

Could Amy Winehouse's Death Have Been Avoided?

Bree Maresca-Kramer | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Bree Maresca-Kramer

With Winehouse's global notoriety, it is hoped that her death will not be in vain. Though she cannot be brought back, her story can be told, understood and used to help those who suffer from addictions and to facilitate awareness for those that love them.

Educating Yourself About Your Loved One's Addiction

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

I recommend to clients that they educate themselves about substance abuse to discover as much as they can on a personal level. We all know knowledge is power.

CBS and Hallmark Present: The Life of Al-Anon Co-Founder Lois Wilson

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

This movie represents more than just an interesting and respectful look at a pioneer. Al-Anon Family Groups have been a life line for years for millions of families struggling with a loved one's use of alcohol.

When Love Is Not Enough Explores the Story of the Founder of Al-Anon

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

When Love Is Not Enough is the perfect Hallmark Hall of Fame movie. It has a strong message wrapped up in an interesting story performed by superb actors.

Do You Have a 'Dry Drunk' in Your Life?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Do you have a "Dry Drunk" in your Life? 7 Characteristics might help you determine that disposition.

Communicating With An Addict: Hitting The Pause Button

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

When you stay neutral, you turn the decision over to the addict; you are empowering them with their own choice, and at the same time empowering yourself with a commitment to neutrality.

Al-Anon 12-Step Recovery Program: Love It Or Leave It

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

As a professional family substance abuse counselor, I encourage my clients to attend Al-anon and find out if it is something they wish to incorporate in their recovery. Some swear by it, others are shunned.