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7 Reasons to Risk an Intervention

Heather Kopp | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Kopp

Regardless of outcome, stepping in to urge treatment and set boundaries is a way of showing an addict just how far they've fallen at the same time that you're showing them how deeply you love them. Being part of such an event can be a profound, even sacred experience. If it doesn't change the addict, it might change you.

When Sin Is a 5-Letter Word

Heather Kopp | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Heather Kopp

The original meaning of the word "sin" is to fall short of an ideal or to "miss the mark." That's all of us. Every day. But these days, we're more likely to equate sin with evil and immorality. We imbue the word with a dark and loathsome intent.

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.

Chloe Can't Sleep

Pat LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

I have many kids of every age in my life all the time. I work in a homeless shelter. The kids at work overflow into my home life. It's the saddest job benefit in the entire world's occupations.

The Birth of Alanon: A TV Special of Lois W's Life

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

"They say that no fewer than four people are affected by someone's drinking, I counted seven," reflects Lois Wilson. Seven people whose lives were pro...

Founder of Alanon, Lois W's Life Starring Wynona Ryder

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

The story of ALANON's beginnings and the life of Lois Wilson, wife of Bill Wilson the co-founder of AA, is scheduled to be aired as a Hallmark Hall o...

Rescuing The Alcoholic/Addict: 14 Reasons Why It's Hard To Break The Cycle

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

So, why is it so hard to do, when we know that rescuing our loved one (the alcoholic/addict) is truly detrimental to not only their well being, but to ours as well?

The Sweetest Sound: A Story Of Addiction And Redemption

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

From age 17 to 27 I was in a blackout. I experienced moments of freedom rowing boats in college, crushing opponents in our wake, but the main focus was all-out drinking

Communicating With An Alcoholic/Addict -- Part 2

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

Whether your loved one is in their addiction or new to recovery, sometimes a well meaning, simple discussion can turn futile. Too often you can't help but get sucked into a conversation that turns heated.

Anna Nicole: Killer Support

Lorraine Roe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Roe

We all need entourages in life. It's who we choose that makes the difference. Are we selecting people who nurture our egos or our souls? Are they people who are energy vampires or those who take responsibility for their words and deeds?