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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After The Rain: Relearning How To Live After Relapse!

After The Rain: Relearning How To Live After Relapse!

By Sharon Wormly, MA, NCP, DAIS Some people view relapse as a failure in addiction recovery. However, relapse is actually a message to convey that a …

The Chain Of Alcoholism Is Broken

The Chain Of Alcoholism Is Broken

By Dennis O’Connor On July 10, 1927, my father, James Larkin O’Connor, came into this world. Shortly after giving birth to him, his mother, …

Laughter Yoga: A Healthy Addiction?

Laughter Yoga: A Healthy Addiction?

By Edie Weinstein, MSW @EdieWeinstein1 The setting: a meeting room at a Center City, Philadelphia hotel during a wellness conference. The cast: …

Wired For Addiction: Now What? – 8 Tips To Avoid Addiction

Wired For Addiction: Now What? – 8 Tips To Avoid Addiction

By Meghan Vivo Some people who use drugs get addicted while others do not. Do we chock this reality up to the fact that life can be unfair? As it …

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Addiction Treatment

Is Complete Abstinence Preferable Over Harm-Reduction During Alcohol Recovery?

Is Complete Abstinence Preferable Over Harm-Reduction During Alcohol Recovery?

Many of the programs established to treat alcohol use disorder (alcohol abuse/alcoholism) set a goal of complete abstinence from alcohol intake. However, some programs now focus on harm reduction, an approach that …

Do Drug Addicts Belong In Alcoholics Anonymous?

Do Drug Addicts Belong In Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous has a single purpose: to help the alcoholic. Is AA supposed to be a support group for drug addicts as well? Twelve-step programs have been used to successfully treat many other problems with …


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Does The Celebrity Addiction Fame Game Distort Our Perceptions Of Rehab?

Does The Celebrity Addiction Fame Game Distort Our Perceptions Of Rehab?

Celebrity news always gets people clicking links and buying newspapers, and the effect is all the more powerful if there’s a juicy scandal in there, too. The popularity of sites like TMZ attests to this fact; …

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 …