There is an entire generation of people who grew up watching actress Charlotte Rae on television, first as Molly the Mail Lady on Sesame Street and later as Mrs. Edna Garrett on The Facts of Life. But there is so much more to Rae.
You could probably call James Hart’s memoir Lucky Jim, Lucky to Be Alive Jim. After all, he survived a traumatic childhood; alcohol and drug abuse; a pair of failed marriages, including one to Carly Simon; and the death of his son.
We must stop using “everyone does it” as an excuse for irresponsible behavior. Let’s encourage one another in taking the drinking out of being social.
An excerpt from The Craving Brain: Science, Spirituality and the Road to Recovery
‘The Craving Brain’ shows the way out of addiction, following the path of one recovering addict and a physician’s 40-year walk beside 1,000 others.
Recovery, not romance, should be the focus for newly sober addicts and alcoholics.
The medical community bears responsibility for practices that have led to the alarming increase in prescription drug dependence and an equal responsibility to adopt practices that will stem the tide.
Addiction is rarely a solo effort or simply someone else’s problem. It is called a family disease because of its devastating impact on those closest to the person suffering from addiction.
American credit card debt has reached more than $935 billion. It's time to help people tackle debt and get on top of their finances.
It's so important for people in recovery to make informed food choices and develop sound eating and physical activity habits. This March — National Nutrition Month — put your best fork forward.
We can’t solve this persistent and complex problem without identifying reasons why there has been little success curbing America’s appetite for drugs and alcohol. We need a new way of thinking.
“I avoid looking forward or backward and try to keep looking upward.”
— Charlotte Brontë