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'I've Been Gifted With an Alcoholic Father'

Karen Fitzgerald | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen Fitzgerald

I know what can await them, if they truly find recovery, because I have been blessed to witness the profound hero's journey that it can be. But first, like all addicts, they have to ask for help.

I'm Sick of Alcoholism

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Boykin

I used to get really angry with the alcoholics who relapsed. I'd see them shirking their responsibilities just as my father had shirked his. But, as I got older, I began to see that no shirking was really involved. Alcoholism is a powerful foe.

Gary Zukav Reveals A Shocking Truth About Compassion

Posted 03.14.2013 | OWN

By Gary Zukav Gary Zukav, author of The Seat of the Soul and co-founder of the Seat of the Soul Institute, explains how to help an alcoholic and an...

Why I Went Crazy Outside Divorce Court

Andree Rachelle | Posted 04.28.2013 | Divorce
Andree Rachelle

I am still wishing that my children's father would love them the way children should be loved by their father. I guess there's no court in the world that can make that happen.

I Hate That I Still Love the Alcoholic That Was Once in My Life!

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

It is a heavy-hearted realization that you must go your separate ways; and you can lick your wounds, go on dating sites, even move 3,000 miles away, but the love, friendship and history you had with this person still takes up at least a little space in your soul.

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.

Should Bosses Fire Or Help Alcoholic Employees?

Posted 12.06.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Business owner Barry Weinstein came on HuffPost Live Wednesday to tell his story of firing an employee for having a drinking problem. Weinstein tol...

'Intervenion': 64-Year-Old Alcoholic Lashes Out At Daughter

Posted 12.04.2012 | TV

"Intervention" looked at a 64-year-old alcoholic. Sandi drank gin, beer and wine several times a day to the point she'd been hospitalized over it. Doc...

Ego: A Big Challenge to Sobriety

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

The other day I went to the movies and saw Flight, a wonderful expose of an alcoholic airline pilot portrayed beautifully by Denzel Washington. I knew I wanted to write about it, as it hit many similar chords in my life and my struggle with the alcoholic in my life.

Why My Mother Won't Be At Our Table This Year

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 01.21.2013 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

While we talked Thanksgiving trivia and my son told some turkey jokes, friends began passing the bottles of wine to the other end of the table, trying to make the temptation a little less for my mom.

Life After Rehab: Stories of Success

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

These are wonderful stories of painful experiences that turned into joyous "Kodak Moments" of life. They are there for the asking, taking and are very doable.

'Intervention': Alcoholic Resents Daughter's Engagement

Posted 10.23.2012 | TV

Cher's pain stemmed back to her childhood, leading her to the alcoholism that saw her featured on "Intervention." She'd come from a background where s...

The Deluded Mantras of Addiction

Stanton Peele | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Following are five key ways in which addiction experts demonstrate a detachment from the most self-evident truths about addiction, and what causes their addiction delusions.

Almost Alcoholic?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

The United States Preventive Services Task Force just issued a report and an advisory that all sensible men and women would do well to take heed of. This panel reviewed a large body of research on drinking patterns among adult men and women.

Guilt With the First Pour: How Is Your Relationship With Alcohol?

Julie Elsdon-Height | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Elsdon-Height

Taking the edge off with alcohol is a dangerous path to tread if you're not being cognizant of the potential effect it can have upon you. Take me as a prime example: I was an educated, loving wife and mother of two who would never have asked to be in the situation I found myself in.

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!

Are They Really Clean and Sober Just Because They Have Stopped Drinking?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Let's think of our loved one's continued recovery by imagining a pie, and let's cut that pie into six healthy slices. Here is a list of what I believe represents each slice and the road to a clean and sober, all-encompassing lifestyle.

Are You Involved With an Alcoholic/Addict?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

There is no question that when one loves an alcoholic/addict and watches them blindly traveling 90 miles an hour toward a brick wall of self-destruction, we want to do anything in our power to thwart off the impact. But, please remember, it's your life, too.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

The Mouthy Housewives | Posted 08.17.2012 | Parents
The Mouthy Housewives

My husband didn't have a father growing up, and its very important to him to be an active part of our son's life. They have a great relationship, and he's my son's best friend, hands down.

Are We Addicted to Being an Enabler?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

We are not doing our loved ones a service by living in fear of their threats, trying to be best buds, believing this time will be different or too lazy to do anything about their actions.

HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell Is Still an Addict and Has "Issues" With John Edwards

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 07.19.2012 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

Velez-Mitchell's balanced, yet, "no-holds bar" style attracts a loyal audience. She has an obsession for, and an addiction to making a real and measurable impact in the world. She is addicted to the notion that she can always do more.

'Intervention': Terry Cracked Under Pressure To Be Beautiful

Posted 04.03.2012 | TV

A&E saved one of the most heartbreaking stories yet for the season finale of "Intervention" (Mon, 10 p.m. ET on A&E). Terry's descent into alcoholism ...

Almost Alcoholic: Could Your Drinking Be a Problem?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

No one sets out intending to become an "almost alcoholic." Similarly, people do not become almost alcoholics for the same reason. There are many pathways into the almost alcoholic zone, and for that reason there needs to be many solutions.

When It's Over, It's Over -- The Sad Relief of the Final Chapter With the Alcoholic/Addict

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 02.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

A year ago marks the anniversary of that final realization that life or a partnership with my alcoholic/addict was not to be. The last relapse proved to be my final emotional breaking point.

Astoria Characters: The Couplets Couple

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.31.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Gil and Maria, husband and wife, are poets. They don't complete each other's thoughts or even their sentences, but they do look over each other's work.