Pot-Proofing Kids

Pot-Proofing Kids

Kids and marijuana don’t mix, as Dr. David Sack noted in a Los Angeles Times commentary, yet relaxed marijuana laws are making youth access to the drug easier than ever. Calls to poison control centers are increasing, emergency room visits are up, and the young are increasingly viewing marijuana as no big deal. The reality

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8 Tips To Avoid Relapse Over The Holidays

8 Tips To Avoid Relapse Over The Holidays

The “eat, drink and be merry” ethos of the holiday season might be harmless fun for most people, but if you’re in recovery from addiction, …

Tips On How I Learned To Enjoy The Holidays Sober

Tips On How I Learned To Enjoy The Holidays Sober

For those who are newly sober, the holidays can be a challenging time. Many of us are accustomed to binge eating and drinking our way through the …

Shopping Addiction And The Holiday Season

Shopping Addiction And The Holiday Season

There is not a lot of agreement about what shopping addiction, more commonly referred to by researchers as compulsive buying disorder (CBD), really …

The Top 10 Addictions Of 2014: Sex Makes The List

The Top 10 Addictions Of 2014: Sex Makes The List

Sex addiction has yet to be officially recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM), but many people struggle …

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Addiction Treatment

6 Ways To Motivate A Loved One To Seek Treatment

6 Ways To Motivate A Loved One To Seek Treatment

By Eric Metcalf, MPH @EricMetcalfMPH The situation seems clear to you and others: Your loved one has a substance abuse problem, is headed for trouble and needs to get help. But there’s a catch. Your loved one isn’t …

Rehab: A Terrible First Impression…And How It Changed

Rehab: A Terrible First Impression…And How It Changed

By Angus Whyte Taptaptap. I roll over in the dark and bury my head in the pillow. The noise sounds like it’s coming from the door of my basement bedroom. It’s probably my mom, trying to wake me up for school. I’m …


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Rockin’ Recovery

Rockin’ Recovery

By Edie Weinstein, LSW @EdieWeinstein1 Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll are linked in the minds of many. Unquestionably, drugs and alcohol are part of many musicians’ lifestyles. Part and parcel of late-night …

‘Bless This Turkey And Pass The Credit Cards!’ Black Friday Extravaganza Ready To Launch Again

‘Bless This Turkey And Pass The Credit Cards!’ Black Friday Extravaganza Ready To Launch Again

Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather under one roof, sharing good food, fun times and great conversation in the spirit of love and togetherness. But on Friday, everything changes. All bets are off and it is …