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Meeting the Emotional Challenges of Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation, Part Two

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

The physicians and other health professionals included me in the process of making medical and other plans. I felt I was not just a patient taking orders from a health care provider on high but a respected part of the health care team.

Emotional Challenges of Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

As a social worker, social advocate, and teacher, making a contribution to the well-being of others has been my full-time job and given meaning to my life. Having to focus primarily on my own recovery felt like a loss of meaning.

The Day I Decided to Send My Daughter to Rehab

Babble.com | Posted 03.16.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

I raced into the house and couldn't believe what I saw before me. My house had been burgled. Most of my valuables had been stolen and the place was a wreck. Presley looked strung out and hadn't even noticed things were missing.

Man Fired For Drug Addiction, Now Helps Addicts

Posted 12.12.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Former addict, Justin Hewitt joined HuffPost Live Thursday to discuss his past addictions with host Janet Varney. "What, at first, was a running j...

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...

From Addict to Entrepreneur: How I Overcame My Greatest Obstacle

Per Wickstrom | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Per Wickstrom

No matter how bad it gets, no matter what mistakes you've made in the past, and no matter how old you are, you can overcome anything, become successful, and lead a respectable, healthy life. I say this because I overcame my battles with addiction, a battle that raged for more than 22 years.

Yoga and Addiction: What It Took a Brush With Death to Learn

The Chopra Well | Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

Many people refer to a single point of awakening at which recovery and transformation begin. It may be a near-death experience, a rite of passage, or even a poignant word from a friend that makes us pause and re-evaluate.

$240 Changed Bikram's Life

Elizabeth MacNairn | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth MacNairn

In Nepal, people with disabilities are among the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals. They live in extreme poverty, are poorly educated, and generally excluded by the rest of society. Amid such stigma, they have to overcome so much to simply meet their basic needs.

Mom Breaks Down, Fears For Her Son On 'Rehab'

Posted 11.05.2012 | TV

This week on "Rehab with Dr. Drew," the patients' families came to visit, but did it do more harm than good? Drewbee admitted that he wasn't inter...

'Jersey Shore': The Situation Opens Up About Rehab

Posted 12.05.2012 | TV

"Jersey Shore" (Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on MTV) is back for its sixth and final season, but things certainly have changed. Snooki is pregnant, and Mik...

Addiction and Reality TV

Sacha Z. Scoblic | Posted 11.24.2012 | TV
Sacha Z. Scoblic

Does an addict who uses 40 bags of heroin (!) per day really have the mental wherewithal to give informed consent to be filmed? How much desperation (I need help but I can't afford it, can you help, Dr. Drew?) goes into such consent?

'Once I Get There, It Will All Be Fine... Right?'

Braden Bochner | Posted 11.21.2012 | Teen
Braden Bochner

The past always finds a way to creep up on me. My mind won't stop wandering to last year, when I was at boarding school. I can't stop thinking about the people I met and the friends I made.

Dr. Kevin Sabet's Anti-Marijuana Legalization Arguments Debunked

Russ Belville | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Russ Belville

Dr. Sabet says legalization of marijuana would increase abuse, thereby increasing arrests, thereby leading to more costs.

'Teen Mom': Amber Portwood's Daughter Visits Her In Rehab

Posted 06.27.2012 | TV

While the next chapter of their sad story is already known, Amber Portwood and her daughter Leah did share a touching moment this week on "Teen Mom" (...

Doctors Support Treatment, Not Additional Prison Time For Cameron Douglas And Others Who Relapse Behind Bars

Anthony Papa | Posted 07.22.2012 | Crime
Anthony Papa

Last year Mr. Douglas relapsed on drugs while serving his prison sentence. He was caught with very small amounts of opioids for personal use, including a single dose of a medication used to treat heroin dependence that he had obtained without a prescription.

'Not My Kid': When Parents are in Denial

Linda Durnell | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Linda Durnell

Families struggling with addictions are part of our community. We should strive to help, support and understand that which threatens any and all of our families.

'Nurse Jackie' Checks Herself Out Of Rehab

Posted 04.23.2012 | TV

Apparently, three episodes in rehab is about all Jackie can stand. In this week's "Nurse Jackie" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on Showtime), she was just shy of ha...

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Drug Abuse: 'Being A Celebrity Can Be Dangerous'

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 04.23.2012 | Latino Voices

Demi Lovato is in a really good place these days. The 19-year-old singer just released a new music video for her hit song, "Give Your Heart A Brea...

EXCERPT: Author's Painful Struggle To Sobriety

Bill Clegg | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Bill Clegg

Somewhere in the camaraderie and comfort and genuine usefulness to each other, we made our way first to ninety days clean and then, slowly, began to live sober lives.

Lindsey Lohan, Charlie Sheen and Robert Downey Jr. Announce Addiction Venture

Mark Steinberg | Posted 06.09.2012 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Actress Lindsay Lohan today announced that she and several other prominent addicts have partnered to form "Prehab," a boutique academy devoted to helping individuals who do not have drug, alcohol or sex problems gain entry to the most exclusive rehabilitation facilities in the world.

Ex-Miss Russia Having Trouble In Rehab

AP | Posted 03.20.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Prosecutors say a former Miss Russia has been hoarding pills to try to get high while in court-ordered drug treatment. A New York City ju...

Demi Lovato's Long Road to Recovery

Joshua Lyon | Posted 05.07.2012 | TV
Joshua Lyon

I didn't expect much from the MTV special Demi Lovato: Stay Strong, figuring it would be a lot of spin about the former Disney star's rehab stint -- a generic, PR-laced message of salvation with no real details about what the 19-year-old is truly like. I'm happy to be proven wrong.

Alexander Eichler

Executives In Rehab Won't Quit This Habit

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.27.2012 | Business

When Natalie was in rehab last year, she noticed a lot of people on the phone. Many of the other patients at Passages Malibu -- the California trea...

Heather Locklear: What Is She Running From?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 03.26.2012 | Celebrity
Dr. Jane Greer

For Locklear it may be that her fears of the past have become her fences of the present. Hopefully she will get the help she needs to be able to tackle the underlying problems, instead of trying to numb what she is feeling, so that perhaps she can finally be able to stop running.

Confronting Heroin Addict's Mother Before The 'Intervention'

Posted 03.11.2012 | TV

For an "Intervention" (Mon, 10 p.m. EST on A&E) to be successful in the long-term, the family support structure has to be strong and on board with the...