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Alcoholism

A Lot Of Americans Are Heavy Drinkers, But Only 10 Percent Of Them Are Alcoholics

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living

By David Beasley ATLANTA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Contrary to popular opinion, only 10 percent of U.S. adults who drink too much are alcoh...

Gay Men and Their Quarter-Life Crises (VIDEO)

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 11.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

2014-11-17-20141115thumbnail7asmall.jpgIn this last episode of Go-Go Boy Interrupted, Danny reflects on 12 years of partying in L.A. with nothing to show for it. Now he is jobless, friendless, and, worst of all, not in his 20s anymore. What he does next will surprise you.

Divorce Confidential: Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.16.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Just because you're married, doesn't mean dating goes out the window. It's easy to find yourself in the same monotonous routine once you're married, especially given all the new responsibilities you may face as a couple and as parents.

What May Trigger This Reality TV Star To Drink Excessively

Posted 11.14.2014 | Dr. Phil

Todd Herzog was just 22 years old when he won Survivor: China in 2007, and he was on top of the world with his million-dollar winnings and newfound fa...

I Got Sober When the Pain of Staying the Same Was Greater Than the Fear of Changing

Allison Hudson | Posted 11.12.2014 | 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...

Burdened With Guilt Over Past Parenting Mistakes

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

There is no way to undo the actions of your past. But if you do the work of mourning for what you and your children have lost, you will find yourself more available to fully enjoy the life you are living with your children now.

Recovery With a Laugh Track

The Fix | Posted 11.11.2014 | TV
The Fix

The idea that recovery and darkness must go hand in hand is just not true, which is why CBS's year-old sitcom Mom is such a refreshing change to the small-screen landscape.

This Election Proved We Need More Recovering Alcoholics and Addicts in Politics

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 11.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Patrick R. Krill

In effect, a candidate's recovery status can be a sort of shorthand for their value system and personal code. A shorthand that, when expanded, should mean a lot more to voters than the empty campaign promises and vitriolic attack ads we have come to settle for.

Book Review Sobriety: A Graphic Novel

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 11.04.2014 | Books
Martha Rosenberg

Sobriety mostly takes place during one afternoon in a treatment facility. Five addicts share their "using" stories and emotions about their arduous journeys through flashbacks and sometimes flash forwards into comic book-style fantasies.

I'll Be Me: The Long Farewell of Glen Campbell

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

Campbell's life is much more complex and interesting than this film could ever hope to cover. His eldest daughter, Debby, writes that she was unceremoniously fired from the touring band. She also calls to task how Glen has been treated since the end of a grueling tour.

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, ...

At 10 Years Sober

Maureen Herman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Herman

I am humbled by and grateful for the help I was given and hope that these programs continue to get support and funding so more people have a chance at being able to rejoin society at a level where they too can give, to help the next person.

Emotional PSA Gives Disturbing Glimpse At Children Living With Parents Who Abuse Alcohol

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact

If children could choose their own mom and dad, they'd likely pick amiable, responsible folks over slurring, stumbling, angry ones. But children can't...

The Gift That Should Have Killed Me

Jennifer Boykin | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Boykin

"24 years. 364 days. Today. Just for today." That was one of my first thoughts upon awakening this morning. You see, I am an alcoholic. Fortunate...

Astoria Characters: The Silver-Lining Pal

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.14.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's pouring cats and dogs. That's why Jill Parshley Cardillo and her sunny yellow umbrella are out. Jill likes to walk in the water, saving the drops on her tongue for a rainy day.

Q&A About Boozing

Bill Manville | Posted 10.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Manville

Sobriety is in the title; sobriety is the way I've run my life for over 20 years. My qualification is I've been through it myself. This is my second life. I represent no bullshit hope.

Could You Survive One Month Without Alcohol? Here's How I Made It

Mark and Debbie Abbott | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark and Debbie Abbott

After finding it difficult recently to enjoy myself or relax without a drink, concerned that I might be leaning towards alcohol dependency at age 50, I challenged myself, 32 years after my first legal beer, to quit drinking alcohol for 30 consecutive days.

The Vicious Cycle Of Stress, Insomnia And Depression

Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM

There's increasing real evidence -- not just anecdotal -- for the bio-psychosocial relationship between stress, insomnia and depression, and the recurring, circular nature of these three unhealthy and unhappy states of mind and body.

The Entire United States Is Going on the Wagon for #14Days Starting Monday

Tommy Rosen | Posted 10.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

Spread the word, challenge your friends and family to go on the wagon for #14DAYS and be in solidarity with those of us who walk this path perhaps first out of necessity, but then hopefully out of love.

Maybe Obesity Isn't the Problem

Kelly Coffey | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Coffey

In my case, obesity was a symptom, and not the problem itself. I wish someone had told me before I had gastric bypass surgery that my real issues were shame and addiction. Getting thin wasn't my solution -- it was what made me miserable enough to finally get well.

Forgiving My Alcoholic Father: Better Late Than Never

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

Forty-plus years of resentment and hatred toward my father, and it all disappeared in what my wife described as "a God moment." I always thought my dad would die and I would feel the resentment and hatred until the day I died. But that all changed in a few seconds when I told my dad I loved him -- and actually meant it.

I Am Not Anonymous

Allison Hudson | Posted 09.30.2014 | 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.

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.

My AA Sponsee Died Of An Overdose

Substance.com | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Substance.com

Not everyone I reach out to will stay sober, and some might never come back. But the moment with Kelly's family at her wake renewed my determination to keep being there, as much as I can, for anyone who asks for my help.

From Meth & Sex Addiction to Recovery: Chelsea in the Sober Hot Seat (AUDIO/VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 11.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

In addition to Nicholas Snow Live, I am honored to produce Intervention 911 with Ken Seeley, also featuring Chelsea Edwards, Steven Richitt and Eric McLaughlin with compelling guests. Their focus? Talking about addiction and recovery while dissecting the issues and creating solutions.