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5 Awesome Things About New Attorney General Loretta Lynch

  After a five-month-long wait, Loretta Lynch will finally get her confirmation vote for Senate Attorney General. Lynch will be will replacing Eric Holder, who was temporarily holding the position. Even President Obama acknowledged the exceptionally long delay, which last week called “crazy” and “embarrassing,” and said that it was due to a variety of . . . . Continue Reading


Treatment Instead of Deportation for Immigrants Charged with Drug Crimes

In California, there has been a proposal made that would allow drug offenders to complete treatment and avoid entering a guilty plea. This latest effort is in line with the great strides California has been taking in recent months in order to keep nonviolent drug offenders out of the prison system. For instance, last November . . . . Continue Reading


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


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


Common Psychological Disorders Among Women 

(This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)   Are you a woman who experiences depression, anxiety, or any other mental health condition? If you said “yes,” then take comfort in knowing that you are not alone. A recent survey by the Substance Abuse and . . . . Continue Reading