7 Famous Female Alcoholic Authors: Women, Wine and Words
If you’re familiar with the culture of literature or have ever been inside a high school English class, you’ve heard the infamous stories of male alcoholic authors, like the great Ernest Hemingway who’s alcoholic lifestyle lead to long battles with depression before his eventual suicide. Or perhaps you’ve heard of James Joyce, the Irish author . . . . Continue Reading
5 Reasons Why You Should Marry Yourself
Of course I don’t mean literally marry yourself. But, the point of this article is to make clear the importance of being committed to yourself first, before committing to another person. Many of us are under the impression – whether we realize it or not – that our happiness depends on others. For instance, that . . . . Continue Reading
10 Things Women in Recovery Say
If you’ve spent any time around the rooms, you know there are some common things people in recovery can be heard to say. Here are 10 things women in recovery say…. “I used to hate girls until I came into the rooms” So many times, I have heard this (and I have said this myself):” . . . . Continue Reading
Big Pharma and the Rise of ADHD
You always hear your grandparents talking about how “back in their day, when a kid had ADHD he was just considered hyper,” now-a-days that isn’t the case at all. When a child or any one has ADHD it is very common practice to start them on medication. Big Pharma is the nickname given to the . . . . Continue Reading
What is a “freelapse”?
We’ve all heard of a relapse, which is defined as going back to a former state or condition, or for addicts and alcoholics – to start using or drinking again. Recently, I’ve heard the term freelapse pretty frequently, though. What is a “freelapse”? A freelapse is considered to be a free high that does not . . . . Continue Reading
Are We Born Addicts and Alcoholics?
It is a common question, are addicts and alcoholics born that way? Is this disease genetic or environmental? I know that with most addicts and alcoholics, if you look at their family tree you will usually find addiction somewhere else in their family. When scientists search for addiction genes what they are actually looking for . . . . Continue Reading
Why Can’t I Have My Cell Phone in Rehab?
Why can’t I have my cell phone in rehab? The purpose of going to rehab is to get away from the outside world and distractions and focus on yourself, how can you do that with access to your cell phone? For most addicts and alcoholics, we used our cell phones to get a lot of . . . . Continue Reading
Opinion: Is Anonymity an Outdated Concept?
Is anonymity an outdated concept? The first thing I think of when I think of anonymity is the 11th tradition in Alcoholics Anonymous which states: “Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films.” These steps and traditions were . . . . Continue Reading
How to Tell Your Children You Are Going to Rehab
More than 28 million Americans are children of alcoholics and addicts, yet addiction isn’t being talked about in most homes. Instead, children grow up facing a lifetime of issues other kids don’t have to manage. Children of alcoholics and addicts tend to have more emotional, behavioral and academic problems than other kids, and are four . . . . Continue Reading
Love and Sex Addiction Treatment
Believe it or not love and sex can be addictive. Love and sex can also be destructive. Well, at least socially, love and sex can be destructive. Love and sex can become compulsive just like substance abuse