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East Village Voice

East Village Voice

An interview with gay writer Tim Murphy, whose epic third novel, Christodora, is the queer book of the summer, perhaps the year

 
With Every Beat of Her Heart

With Every Beat of Her Heart

An interview with Nina Diaz, lead vocalist and primary songwriter for Girl in a Coma, about her recovery and her solo debut, The Beat Is Dead

 
Why ‘Smart’ Drugs Only Make You Dumber

Why ‘Smart’ Drugs Only Make You Dumber

Dr. Harold Urschel, chief medical strategist of Dallas-based Enterhealth and author of the New York Times best-seller Healing the Addicted Brain, on the implications of using “smart drugs” to improve performance

 
Healing the Addicted Brain

Healing the Addicted Brain

Read the first chapter of the revolutionary, science-based alcoholism and addiction recovery program by Dr. Harold Urschel.

 
Managing Your Shopping Addiction

Managing Your Shopping Addiction

Remember, the holiday season is less about what you buy others and more about appreciating their company and presence in your life. Nothing you can purchase will replace the time you spend with your loved ones.

 
Releasing Stigma’s Grip

Releasing Stigma’s Grip

Addiction touches all walks of life. The good news is recovery is within reach.

 
My First Christmas Sober

My First Christmas Sober

The mere thought of getting sober in autumn was overwhelming for me, and I truly struggled with the idea of a sober holiday season, shorter days and fast-approaching sober nights.

 
Holiday Spirit? Bartender, Make Mine a Double!

Holiday Spirit? Bartender, Make Mine a Double!

Alcohol is a big part of many holiday celebrations, and many people drink to excess during this time. For people in recovery, navigating family dynamics can be an emotional trigger.

 
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Or the greatest potential for stress and chaos? Ten tips for staying sober during the holidays.

 
Without Feathers

Without Feathers

Life without hope may be our best chance for peace.

 
Why It’s OK Not to Drink Once You’re Legal

Why It’s OK Not to Drink Once You’re Legal

You don’t have to drink alcohol to have a good time. There are plenty of reasons why not drinking is a good idea. And there are plenty of ways to have fun without it!

 
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Schedule a Screening of Generation Found

Generation Found is Greg Williams’ latest effort to give a voice to the millions affected by addiction.
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Stress Main Cause of Smoking After Childbirth

Mothers who quit smoking in pregnancy are more likely to light up again after their baby is born if they feel stressed. ​
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New Research About Shopping Addiction

Addicted to shopping? A group of researchers has developed a new and unique method to measure shopping addiction: The Bergen Shopping Addiction Scale.
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Patrick Kennedy on The Axe Files

Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy opens up about addiction and pushes for mental health reform.
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The Big Fix: Hope After Heroin

Tracey Helton Mitchell's memoir offers hope for life without addiction.
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Voice Winner Alisan Porter on Battling Alcoholism

How former child star Alisan Porter overcame her addiction and went on to win The Voice
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Voices of Recovery

      Gratitude Past & Present

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By Temple Hayes || If we continue to see ourselves in our past, we will continue to             repeat our past in our current and future                 lives. Read more...       
      The Queen Who Saved Herself

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By Fiona Purcell || Recently, my husband and I have wrestled with what to tell our beautiful children               about my recovery that has twice separated           me from them. This is a story that I came up           with to try and illustrate where I am and                   why. Read more...       
      DNA: Our Two Choices

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By Temple Hayes || There are two choices that one can make about their DNA. What choice           are you making? Read more...        
      Happy Birthday, Real Me

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By Temple Hayes || "Happy birthday, real you" gets you into the mindset of the values and promises you continue to make to         yourself and others every year of this amazing       journey we call life. Read more... 
      RecoveryATX

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By Margi Tabor || Joseph Sanchez, president and co-founder of RecoveryATX, shares his personal mission statement, a         defining moment in his recovery and his five-           year vision. Read more...
 

Be Inspired Every Day

 "You have to hold on to that fundamental quality of faith. Have faith that on the other side of your pain there's going to be something good."

  - Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

 

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“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” -
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross  - See more at: http://adventured.com/99-outdoor-nature-quotes/#sthash.uxkYZLZc.dpuf
“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” -
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross  - See more at: http://adventured.com/99-outdoor-nature-quotes/#sthash.uxkYZLZc.d"- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

 

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Hazelden Betty Ford Applauds Obama's Steps to Confront Opioids Crisis

The Hazelden Betty Ford Institute for Recovery Advocacy supports Obama's steps forward on addressing the opioids crisis.​
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New Program Uses Surfing to Help People Recover

Saltwater Sessions, an eight-week program in Los Angeles, combines surfing and mindfulness to help people recover from addiction.​
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Betty Ford Center on Why Addiction is a Disease

Harry Haroutunian, physician director of the Professionals Program at the Betty Ford Center, explains why addiction is referred to as a disease.
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