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Alcoholism Recovery

From Pain to Purpose in Two Years

Allison Hudson | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

In February of this year, I received a phone call that made me pull off to the side of the road in tears. It was a phone call for help. It was a phone call from the kid who was facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of my brother.

17,000 Sober Hours

Allison Hudson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Hudson

Not one of those hours was spent wasted drinking at a bar, being drunk, or hung over. I didn't make any trips to the emergency room. I didn't spend any nights in jail. I didn't waste one hour in court. I haven't wasted an entire day sleeping it off and feeling miserable because of drinking the night before.

Mackenzie Phillips' Plea For Better Drug Treatment: 'My People Are Dying'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.09.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Mackenzie Phillips choked up on Thursday as she discussed the lack of available recovery options for drug addicts in America today. "We need to sha...

'Recovering Alcoholic': Words That Stigmatize or Empower?

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Is it really stigmatizing these days to identify yourself as a recovering alcoholic or addict? The evidence suggests that, to the contrary, coming to the point where an individual able to embrace that identity can help to solidify his or her recovery.

'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.

A Vaccine For Alcoholism?

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living

While past research has proffered potential treatments for alcoholism, scientists have yet to develop a working vaccine to treat the maladaptive patte...

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.

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.

Alcoholism, Recovery And The Psychology Behind The Serenity Prayer

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

What's actually going on in the mind of an alcoholic as he or she goes through the process of recovery? What are the cognitive mechanics underlying the initial, angry rebelliousness and, later, the genuine commitment to a sober life?

Interview With a Philosopher: Aristotle and Wittgenstein Walk Into a Bar -- Philosophy and Addiction

Tom Morris | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home
Tom Morris

We're in a sense continuing our discussions of philosophy and beverages that bring a buzz. We've covered the bitter and frothy brews, coffee and beer. Now it's time to look at the buzz itself when it goes bad, and too far.

Rethinking Anonymity For Alcoholics

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lamond Simone

I am not against anonymity. I am for openness, honesty and non-judgment around the disease of alcoholism. I am for treatment options, dialog and communication that is not laced with fear and shame.

Alcoholics (Without Being) Anonymous

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lamond Simone

Why do alcoholics feel the need for anonymity? Because we're ashamed. Why are we ashamed? Because society told us we should be. We need to stop that. I'm tired. Shame is hard work.

A Message Of Hope In Recovery

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

For this week's blog I am sharing my acceptance speech for an award I received from The Freedom Institute, this past Monday evening in New York City. ...