After each wedding reception in sobriety, just like delivering a kick-ass presentation at work or following through on a promise, I’d get a jolt of newfound confidence. They take practice to survive.
Through sharing her personal struggles, actress Mariel Hemingway has become an outspoken advocate for mental health and wellness.
There is a lot of red tape between doctors prescribing Suboxone and insurance companies covering the cost. Will they ever make the process easier?
Best-selling author and graduate professor at MIT, Seth Mnookin, chronicles his recent experience as a surgery patient at Massachusetts General Hospital where they did nothing to warn of the potential risks associated with the use of painkillers for people in recovery.
Nothing rattles me like a drinking dream. I’ll lie there in bed, with my brain scrambling to figure out if it was real or not. Once or twice, I’ve cried first thing in the morning, realizing that I’m still actually sober.
The surgeon general’s got another warning out, and for once, it’s not about cigarettes. It's still really important and worth paying attention to.
My friend Bob used to say, over and over again, “Sometimes all I have is my word.” I realized that I had made a promise to the landlord to pay my rent. No matter what, I had to keep that promise.
My life became a parade of waking up on strange couches, making empty apologies and going to endlessly insane lengths to make lies true. I genuinely miss the feeling that life didn’t have consequences.
No one knows somebody else's program, except maybe their sponsor. So, no one should be judging them based on the “seen and be seen” meetings they attend, or how many sponsees they have.
Focusing on prevention efforts alone isn’t going to get us ahead in the fight against substance abuse.The best possible approach is to look at substance abuse through the same lens doctors look at other chronic diseases like, say, diabetes.
I have had two step-brothers addicted to drugs, heroin to be in fact.
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Now his son is fatherless.
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