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This Is What Rehab and Recovery Is Really Like

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Beth Leipholtz

I still have days where I want to just punch a wall and have a fit because I'm different than most people my age. But for every one of those days, there are 99 happy, thankful days. I love myself again. I'm pushing myself, accomplishing things I wouldn't have done if I were still drinking.

Overcoming The Worst Moment With Words

Jackson Taylor | Posted 07.28.2014 | TED Weekends
Jackson Taylor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWarehousing and silencing any segment of a population is a fear-based practice, and, in order for democracy to function, we believe it is important to hear from every segment of the population, even those disenfranchised by crime.

The Power Of Second Chances

Timothy P. Silard | Posted 07.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Timothy P. Silard

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgOur "incarceration only" approach to public safety has left us with bloated prisons and jails, wasted tax dollars and sky-high recidivism rates (more than half of those behind bars end up back in prison within three years after they are released).

Redemption And The War On Drugs

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 07.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Heather Ann Thompson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIt seems not to matter that, like so many veterans of other ugly wars, the young people who experienced the brutal Drug War had only become soldiers in the first place because of a "poverty draft." It also seems irrelevant to most that the longer these young conscripts to the Drug War lived with its brutality, the more violent they themselves became.

Not The End Of The Story: Building Empathy In Pursuit Of A Culture Of Health

Tara Oakman | Posted 07.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Tara Oakman

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpg"Doctors pulled the bullets out, patched me up and sent me back to the same neighborhood where I was shot. No one hugged me. No one counseled me. No one told me that I would be okay." If that emergency room treating Senghur had been trauma-informed, could he have been provided with the attention he may have needed and not have perpetuated the cycle of violence by eventually killing another man?

WATCH: He Was Shot 3 Times And He Killed Someone At 19. Who He Is Today Will Amaze You

TEDTalks | Posted 07.25.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

Is it possible to forgive a murderer? What if that murderer is you? This former drug dealer and convicted murderer was in solitary confinement when he had the awakening that would change his life forever.

Bonaire: Fantasy Island, For Real!

Victor Dorff | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel
Victor Dorff

For most visitors, a trip to the Caribbean island of Bonaire is all about the diving, but the culture Bonaire is building - both in and out of the water - deserves some attention, too.

Steps and Missteps

Stacey Gordon | Posted 07.09.2014 | Fifty
Stacey Gordon

They may fall, but when they do, our job is to offer them a hand up, and that hand should not be attached to conditions or control.

Going to Juvie

Caitlin Rother | Posted 07.01.2014 | Crime
Caitlin Rother

The teenage girls could barely hear me over the screaming roar of the motorized plumbing snake that the county workers insisted they needed to run through the classroom as I was trying to speak to a class at the Girls Rehabilitation Facility.

Prison Labor and Goat Dairies: A Response (Part 2)

culture magazine | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
culture magazine

Not every inmate can or will benefit from these programs, but don't those who have the desire deserve a chance to become productive, skilled, employable members of society?

The Real Roots of Prison Recidivism

David Chura | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime
David Chura

There's not much forgiveness in American culture. It seems that ex-offenders can't suffer enough or repent enough for our Puritan tastes. Criminal justice experts have been searching for the "holy grail of rehabilitation" for years, and nothing has worked.

Bringing Rehabilitation Back to Prisons

Andrew Woodman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Andrew Woodman

One of the biggest issues with ex-convicts is that they are released and are in the exact same situation they were that led them to being locked up. They're marginalized by society and now carry the stigma of being incarcerated. A college degree won't change all of that, but it's a great start.

Sled Hockey and the Paralympics Gave Me a Reason to Recover

Taylor Chace | Posted 05.01.2014 | Impact
Taylor Chace

I never wasted a single minute in rehab, always pushing my body to its absolute limits.

The Importance of Keeping a Diary

Weston Ashley | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Weston Ashley

I was stuck there and had no way out. But I could write it down. I could tell my story to someone. I had to trust that what I had to say was important. It was and still is.

Rehab, Release, Rejoice

Ed Felker | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
Ed Felker

To me, the majesty of eagles is unequaled in nature. It is a powerful sight to behold, even more so when one considers this is not a captive bird.

Oops, I Ate the Whole Pie (and Other Tales of Holiday Addiction)

Robert Weiss | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Weiss

The usual holiday reality is sparkling moments shining through quite a lot of disappointment, which is usually caused by the fact that we and those around us often fail in our duty to behave like Santa's perfect little elves.

It's a Balancing Act

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

The issue of brain hemisphere dominance is still being argued among the scientific community, but there is one thing that everyone agrees on: It's ...

UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture: Healing Survivors, Rebuilding Lives

Curt Goering | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
Curt Goering

U.S. support for the Voluntary Fund benefits torture survivor rehabilitation programs globally by its leadership, inspiring contributions and commitments from the international community to help survivors and their families heal and rebuild lives of dignity.

HERO Opens for its Second Year

Nate Smith | Posted 12.15.2013 | Impact
Nate Smith

The tragedy on 9/11 is an event that inspired many of our Heroes to take up arms on behalf of our country.

The Two Faces of Shame

Wray Herbert | Posted 12.01.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Shaming punishments -- sometimes called Scarlet Letter sentences -- are making something of a comeback in recent years, raising not only legal but psychological questions as well, most notably: Do they work?

When Relapse Turns Deadly: What You Need to Know About Drug Overdose

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

For most people, relapse is not the end of recovery; it's another step on the journey. But those who accidentally overdose -- often people who are sincerely trying to get better -- make one miscalculation and suffer the only fate that means hope is lost.

Breathing in a Healing Relationship

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

"A healer/client relationship is just that, a relationship; a partnership at best, and like all relationships its success is the responsibility of b...

Operation Surf

Peter Neill | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Peter Neill

The literature and the science are affirmed: the ocean provides both tangible and intangible qualities for our lives -- indeed it is an immersion that we cannot live without.

Brazil Cracking Down On Crack

AP | STAN LEHMAN | Posted 05.10.2013 | Latino Voices

SAO PAULO -- Brazil's most populous and wealthiest state expanded its attack on crack cocaine abuse on Thursday by unveiling a program that will provi...

The Cost Of My Catastrophe

Harshada Rajani | Posted 03.15.2013 | TED Weekends
Harshada Rajani

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI'm still just a naive fighter, struggling through every single day. So let me ask you all: Is this a curse or a blessing, a tragedy or an opportunity, a punishment or merely, just a gift?