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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Book Review: The Recovering Body – Physical And Spiritual Fitness For Living Clean And Sober

Book Review: The Recovering Body – Physical And Spiritual Fitness For Living Clean And Sober

By Jennifer Matesa Addiction punishes more than our minds, relationships and emotions, it trashes the house we live in – our bodies. Yet the …

How Mindfulness Meditation Is Making Quiet Waves In Addiction Treatment

How Mindfulness Meditation Is Making Quiet Waves In Addiction Treatment

By Jeanene Swanson There is growing evidence that mindfulness meditation, when done properly, can significantly improve addiction treatment outcomes. …

Learning To Talk Again: 5 Skills For Communicating Effectively In Addiction Recovery

Learning To Talk Again: 5 Skills For Communicating Effectively In Addiction Recovery

By Meghan Vivo Early recovery is like a second childhood in some ways. Getting clean and sober is a great start, but you must also learn a new way of …

On Depression And Suicide: The Robin Williams Effect

On Depression And Suicide: The Robin Williams Effect

By Edie Weinstein, MSW For a few days after the sudden and unexpected death of a cultural icon, most people are still reeling and confounded by how …

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Addiction Treatment

Using Acupuncture To Help Treat Addiction

Using Acupuncture To Help Treat Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson Over the last 40 years, there’s been increasing interest in using acupuncture to help treat substance abuse and addiction. And it’s not surprising: Rehab success rates linger in the 40 to 60 …

How Mindfulness Meditation Is Making Quiet Waves In Addiction Treatment

How Mindfulness Meditation Is Making Quiet Waves In Addiction Treatment

By Jeanene Swanson There is growing evidence that mindfulness meditation, when done properly, can significantly improve addiction treatment outcomes. There are many different kinds of meditation—mindfulness (also …


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On Depression And Suicide: The Robin Williams Effect

On Depression And Suicide: The Robin Williams Effect

By Edie Weinstein, MSW For a few days after the sudden and unexpected death of a cultural icon, most people are still reeling and confounded by how someone who seemed to ”have it all” could’ve taken the step to …

Are NFL Players Responsible For The Painkillers They Take During Their Careers?

Are NFL Players Responsible For The Painkillers They Take During Their Careers?

A lawsuit filed on behalf of over 500 former NFL players has grabbed headlines in the sports world and beyond. The gridiron veterans say that the trainers and doctors around them regularly pushed them to take …