First-Person Point of View App ‘If I Drink’ Shows How Alcohol Changes How You Drive or Ride a Bike

First-Person Point of View App ‘If I Drink’ Shows How Alcohol Changes How You Drive or Ride a Bike

How much alcohol can you drink before you exceed the legal limit, putting yourself and others in danger? It is common for people to underestimate alcohol’s impact on their balance, speed, accuracy and reaction time behind the wheel, yet research shows that serious negative effects can result after as little as one or two drinks.

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Giving Nutrition A Place At The Table In Addiction Recovery

Giving Nutrition A Place At The Table In Addiction Recovery

By Jeanene Swanson As more studies reveal how diet and health are intertwined, nutrition might finally be gaining ground in addiction treatment. …

Jumping From Wall To Wall In Addiction Recovery

Jumping From Wall To Wall In Addiction Recovery

By Edie Weinstein One of my favorite parts of being a therapist who works with those in recovery is spontaneously designing exercises and …

How Addicts Are Like ‘Crazy’ Teens

How Addicts Are Like ‘Crazy’ Teens

By Jennifer Matesa Bells went off in my mind as I read the New York Times piece “Why Teenagers Act Crazy.” Here’s why: The author says that …

A Recovery Comic’s Funny Way Of Helping Others

A Recovery Comic’s Funny Way Of Helping Others

By Kendal Patterson On Oct. 19, 1988, Mark Lundholm was, in his own words, “a broke down 29-year-old street guy” with no friends, no family who …

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Why Heroin Addicts Are Facing Persistent Barriers To Treatment Services

Why Heroin Addicts Are Facing Persistent Barriers To Treatment Services

Incredible as it may seem, one of the most notoriously addictive drugs to ever appear on the black market has been making a comeback. Over the past decade or so, heroin use in the United States has been skyrocketing. …

Praying Without Belief: AA Makes Room For Agnostics, Atheists

Praying Without Belief: AA Makes Room For Agnostics, Atheists

Alcoholics Anonymous has a tradition of using prayer to battle addiction. The founder of AA, Bill Wilson, was inspired by the Oxford Group, a Christian movement that believed strongly in leading a God-controlled life. …


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A Recovery Comic’s Funny Way Of Helping Others

A Recovery Comic’s Funny Way Of Helping Others

By Kendal Patterson On Oct. 19, 1988, Mark Lundholm was, in his own words, “a broke down 29-year-old street guy” with no friends, no family who would still talk to him, and raging addictions to alcohol and drugs. He …

Baseball Great Darryl Strawberry Opens Addiction Treatment Center

Baseball Great Darryl Strawberry Opens Addiction Treatment Center

Major League Baseball star Darryl Strawberry has opened a drug rehab center in St. Cloud, FL, with the hopes of using his own experience of addiction and recovery through religion to help others struggling with the same …