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12 Tried and True Aspects of Successful Recovery

  Even 12 steppers will tell you: there’s more than one way to recover from alcohol and drug addiction. Whether you use a 12 Step philosophy or another path, these 12 tried and true aspects of successful recovery can be the perfect supplement to what you’re already doing. In fact, if you read carefully, you . . . . Continue Reading


Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine

By Cheryl Steinberg Laughter is one of the most powerful, natural stress relievers out there. And societal recognition of just how important laughter can be is growing; there are such things as laughing meditation and even certified laughter teachers. Lynda Tourloukis is one such teacher based out of Park Ridge, Ill. “I think one of . . . . Continue Reading


Movement Therapy for Addiction

By Cheryl Steinberg You can often find “holistic” doctors nowadays as more and more understanding has developed when it comes to treating the things that ail us. And the same goes for drug and alcohol treatment. Holistic medicine – which is even recognized by the more traditional, westernized mode of medicine – treats the person . . . . Continue Reading


Music Therapy Key in Treating Addiction

By Cheryl Steinberg If you’re one of those people who “just isn’t into music,” this post might just change your mind. First off, I am a self-proclaimed music connoisseur (read: music snob). Yeah, I’m that person who would rather listen to music in the car than have a conversation with my passenger. Sorry, not sorry. . . . . Continue Reading


Higher Risk of Fatal Drunk Driving Accidents for Young Women

Every day, all across the United States, more than 30 people die, and countless others are injured in alcohol related accidents. When anyone gets behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they put the lives of everyone around them at risk. Drinking and driving is always a bad idea, . . . . Continue Reading


Do You Need Anger Management?

By Cheryl Steinberg So, let’s just start out by saying the obvious: Nobody’s perfect and there’s no such thing as only perfect days. With that said, it’s good practice to check in with yourself from time to time to see how you are feeling and if anything is bothering you. If there is something on . . . . Continue Reading


6 Signs of Emotional Abuse

(This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)   By Cheryl Steinberg Emotional abuse may not leave visible signs like physical abuse can, but it’s just as damaging to one’s psyche – if not more so. If you’re in an intense relationship, you might be . . . . Continue Reading


Why Women Cheat

(This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model) By Cheryl Steinberg “All men are dogs.” We’ve heard that said quite a bit. And, mostly, it’s used as a response to news that someone’s man has been cheating. The thing is, women cheat, too. And, in . . . . Continue Reading


Bipolar Disorder and Drug Addiction: Where Does One End and the Other Begin?

Bipolar disorder, which used to be called manic depression, is a serious psychological disorder characterized by sudden and intense shifts in mood, behavior as well as energy levels. There are four major types of mood episodes that constitute bipolar disorder: mania, hypomania, depression and mixed episodes; each has its own set of symptoms: Symptoms of . . . . Continue Reading


11 Health Risks When Stress Keeps You Sick

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your internal physical and emotional balance in some way. As part of this beautiful catastrophe of a world we live in there is no short supply of reasons we can find to . . . . Continue Reading