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Drug Relapse Denial and How it Kills

Tessie Castillo | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tessie Castillo

Denial can be deadly. When teenagers aren't educated about sex because adults insist that it's not happening in schools, the outcomes are unplanned ...

Philip Seymour Hoffman's Relapse: Not a Choice But a Consequence

John Tsilimparis | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

For the people out there who do not understand addiction from a clinical standpoint and for those who have never been addicted to anything and who do not suffer either mildly or severely from a mental disorder, please take a step back and reflect. Relapse cannot be broken down so simply as a choice.

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Me

Tommy Rosen | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

The temptation is to try to explain it in scientific terms. We want to understand the mystery of a man's demise, particularly a man who had achieved ...

The Selfish Nature Of Addiction: Speaking Honestly About Philip Seymour Hoffman

Melanie Gorman | Posted 04.14.2014 | Women
Melanie Gorman

The recent news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's heroin-related death was no different for me. I don't really care that Hoffman died with a syringe in his arm. My eyes scan these stories looking for the little people -- the kids left behind.

Heroin: A Life or Death Matter

Stanice Anderson | Posted 04.06.2014 | Religion
Stanice Anderson

Now, almost 29 years into my recovery, Mr. Hoffman's death reminds me that no matter how long one has been drug-free, recovering from addiction is a process not an event.

8 Ways to Prevent Relapse

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard Samuels

s relapse going to be part of your story? Maybe. But if you open yourself up to the possibility that there might be a way to prevent relapse from becoming a part of your recovery, you may find yourself not only clean and sober, but immersed in a life worth staying clean and sober for.

Research Identifies How Stress Triggers Drug Relapse

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.12.2013 | Health News

Recent research from Brown University could pave the way for new methods of treatment for those recovering from addiction. Researchers identified an e...

Donna's Cancer Story: Relapse 3.0

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.19.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

How to reconcile the girl in our photos, our beautiful Donna, with the photos the doctors order, those inside her body? How, as a parent, do you make sense of what you see in front of you and what the doctors tell you is happening?

Donna's Cancer Story: Relapse 2.0

Sheila Quirke | Posted 11.16.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

When you are charged with waiting, you know that your life will take on an unbearable quality. Everything around you becomes a more intense version of itself. The sky is bluer, the flowers more brilliant. You want to capture everything and commit it to eternity. Just in case.

'Intervention': 25-Year Old Bulimic, Prostituting Alcoholic

Posted 08.21.2012 | TV

At only 25 years old, Katie was certainly dealing with a lot of issues on "Intervention" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on A&E). She'd dropped out of college, and w...

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.

How My Addiction Taught Me The Value Of Failure

Salon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Women

I can remember the day I knew I would never quit drinking. I was sitting in my closet, contemplating the bottle of Cabernet I had just picked up at th...

'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...

Are All Addictions Created Equal?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 04.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

So, are all addictions created equal? In my opinion; yes, if one continues down the path of destruction not only toward themselves but the family and friends around them.

The Holiday Counselor's Corner

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 02.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

New Year's resolutions rarely work. The adrenaline rush from the moment of the commitment is short-lived. So how can one make a comfortable, doable resolution? Reach for goals and objectives in a committed, honest manner through preparation and not expectation.

Getting Ready for 2012 -- Doing an Emotional Housecleaning

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 02.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

It is sad, scary, disappointing and unnerving to come to the realization that you just don't like some people that you have been told all your life to love. However, you can love them and accept them, but realize their limitations and don't set yourself up for anything to change.

Residential Rehab and the Family's Participation

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Women who are married with children are supposed to be the family's pillar of strength -- the matriarch. There seems to be more judgment toward a wife and mother who is drinking and can't take care of her family, especially her children.

Explained: What Causes Relapse

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 12.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Falling short of expectations or the feeling that the alcoholic/addict is unable to fulfill what is expected can open the floodgates to relapse.

The 4 Most Common Causes Of Addiction Relapse

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 12.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

In working for years with both the family and their loved ones' substance abuse issues, I have concluded that even though there are a myriad of reasons for relapse, there are four basic ones that can become an easy switch to flip.

Eminem To Star In New Boxing Film

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Eminem made his musical comeback last year, and this year, he's making a big screen comeback -- in more ways that one. The rapper, who won Grammy gol...

The Alcoholic/Addict's Art Of Self Sabotage

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

The alcoholic / addict knows when they are on the road to self sabotage. They know that their behavior will result in substantial and probable irreparable damage.

7 Ways to Recover From a Relapse

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

I prefer to use the term "set back" when I get sucked back into the Black Hole. Because it's certainly not the end of recovery. From depression or any addiction. A relapse merely gives you a new starting place.

Eminem's New Album Dominates Chart

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Eminem's new album, "Relapse," has sold more copies in its first week of release than any other album this year. Nielsen SoundScan s...

Review: Eminem's Relapse

Brandon Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brandon Perkins

Relapse recaptures the angry verbal acrobatics from those first two records that sold a cajillion copies. Yet, despite re-bottling that immature angst, it is different and, in a way, it's mature.

Obama's Smoking Drama

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Newman

Thankfully, we don't arrest cigarette smokers who relapse.