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Yoga: How We Serve Veterans and People With Substance Abuse

Rob Schware | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with John Morgan, an Army veteran in recovery from alcohol abuse. John's yoga service began on Veterans Day 2012 at a treatment center in eastern Connecticut for veterans, active duty personnel, and dependents.

How to Think Like a Winner When You Feel Like a Loser

Lili Balfour | Posted 05.21.2013 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

As entrepreneurs, we must constantly arm ourselves with the tools needed to maintain our sanity and thrive. We must constantly remind ourselves that the darkest hour is just before the dawn.

NFL Drug-Tested Kirk Cousins WHERE?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.14.2013 | Sports

Imagine Granny's reaction when an NFL official showed up at her house and told her grandson, Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, to pee in a cup and fo...

5 Things Parents Do That May Encourage Teen Substance Abuse

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
David Sack, M.D.

Well-meaning parents sometimes do things that unwittingly encourage their teens to experiment with drugs and alcohol. Is there room for improvement in your parenting practices?

The Most Successful People Who Have Tried Drugs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.01.2013 | Business

You probably don't equate drug use with success, but some of America's most successful stars have indeed puffed, inhaled, sniffed and more. Here's a t...

When You Catch Your Kids Drinking

GalTime | Posted 04.30.2013 | Parents
GalTime

While drinking is one of the typical risks teens take, don't treat it lightly. And remember, knowing your kid and having open communication are two of the best ways to head off serious trouble, including alcohol abuse.

What The Sequester Could Mean To A Six-Week-Old Baby

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

For some people, the looming possibility of sequester cuts may not be much of a concern. But for young mothers and their infants, it's something that ...

Target Practice for Idiots: 10 Timely Tips From Grasshopper, Master Po and Master Kan

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

Who are you using for target practice? And what are your weapons? You know, when you're righteously pissed off, not feeling well or having a moment? ...

Do We Really Care About the Mental Health of Our Teens?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.02.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

We need to start a movement where annual mental health assessments are required. I would be more than delighted to be a part of this movement. Why does a mental health issue need to be immobilizing before it is dealt with?

How We Are Failing Our Teenage Boys

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

n my role as a friend and a clinical psychologist, I must say that if I hear the phrase "boys are easier than girls," one more time, I may just bang my very cerebral and emotional head against the hardest wall that I can find. I am frustrated. Parents may believe that teenage boys are easier than girls because they just don't understand their sons. It is as simple and complicated as that.

Mental Health: The Big Elephant in the Room

Eduardo Garcia | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Eduardo Garcia

Experts believe that mental health issues should be no different than other chronic conditions, and as such should receive the same level of importance.

STUDY: What Drugs Are Killing Floridians

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 10.26.2012 | Miami

Fewer Floridians are dying from prescription drug abuse for the first time in years and Miami is still a capital of cocaine abuse, according to a newl...

The Election Reminds Us That Our Political System Is Failing Addicted and Mentally Ill Individuals

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
David Sack, M.D.

The simple fact is that just about everyone knows someone -- a loved one, a friend, a co-worker -- with a mental health or addiction issue. Nevertheless, politicians routinely ignore the need to treat these populations.

Study Analyzes Effect Of NYC-Family Rewards Program On Parents And Their Teenage Children

Posted 10.01.2012 | Education

To get low-income teenagers to spend more time on school work, a new study suggests that schools should pay them. A recent study released by MDRC a...

WATCH: Substance Abuse Rampant In Military

Posted 09.27.2012 | World

HuffPost Live's Alicia Menendez explores why the Pentagon's methods for dealing with substance abuse aren't working and what soldiers need to help the...

The Meaning of Addiction Has Changed -- Addiction is Not a Characteristic of Things

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Virtually anything can be addictive for the "right" person at the "right" time -- one of stress or disorientation, when that experience holds out significant and powerful associations for the person, when the person is not inclined or able to be restrained.

Addiction: Bad Behavior Or Biologically-Based Disorder?

John J. Mariani, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
John J. Mariani, M.D.

Most people in the United States sample alcohol and other addictive substances at some point during their lifetime. What separates the people who go on to develop addiction from those who don't are a series of variables that were not in their control.

The Great Debate: Is Marijuana Addictive?

Posted 09.10.2012 | Fifty

Marijuana ranked number one in a recent article on the top five most commonly abused prescription drugs used by post 50s. According to a 2011 report f...

Prepaid Card For Addicts Curbs Gateway Drug: Cash

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 08.31.2012 | Money

To help addicts stay clean and sober, one prepaid card company is hoping to help them avoid a gateway drug: cash. A new card called Next Step, sch...

Hot and Cold on Homelessness

Amanda Andere | Posted 10.21.2012 | DC
Amanda Andere

Summer's scorching days mean it's time to plan for the cold. Our Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program help the homeless in our community survive the winter weather.

The Curse of Celebrity

Howard Meitiner | Posted 10.16.2012 | Celebrity
Howard Meitiner

So when the Enquirer painstakingly chronicles that an allegedly drug-addled Culkin "was clutching his stomach, made a face, and then spit up, not once, but twice" -- how can this type of excessive media exposure possibly help Culkin deal with his problems?

Affordable Care Act Upheld: A Big Win for Addiction Treatment

Deni Carise | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

I could not be more ecstatic about the Court's decision. This is a big win for our country, and especially for those struggling with addiction, their families, and those of us who are dedicated to substance abuse treatment.

Those With Addiction Neglected by U.S. Medical System

William H. Foster, Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
William H. Foster, Ph.D.

Addiction is the most neglected disease in the United States medical system. Disagree with this statement? Consider the following.

'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" (...

The Rise Of The 'Good Grade' Pill

New York Times | Posted 06.10.2012 | Education

He steered into the high school parking lot, clicked off the ignition and scanned the scraps of his recent weeks. Crinkled chip bags on the dashboard....