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Rae of Light

Rae of Light

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.

 
Lucky Charmer

Lucky Charmer

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.

 
Why Your ‘Social’ Drinking Isn’t So Social

Why Your ‘Social’ Drinking Isn’t So Social

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.

 
The Honesty Project

The Honesty Project

An excerpt from The Craving Brain: Science, Spirituality and the Road to Recovery

 
Science, Spirituality and the Road to Recovery

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.

 
Put Down the Dating App

Put Down the Dating App

Recovery, not romance, should be the focus for newly sober addicts and alcoholics.

 
A 400-pound Elephant with a Stethoscope

A 400-pound Elephant with a Stethoscope

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: It’s a Family Affair

Addiction: It’s a Family Affair

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.

 
Are We Addicted to Overspending?

Are We Addicted to Overspending?

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.

 
Nutrition After Addiction: Healing Mind and Body Together

Nutrition After Addiction: Healing Mind and Body Together

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.

 
Why We’re Losing the War on Drugs and Alcohol

Why We’re Losing the War on Drugs and Alcohol

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.

 
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Ben Affleck Reveals He Completed Addiction Treatment

'I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help when you need it and to be a source of strength for anyone out there who needs help but is afraid...
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Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy opens up about addiction and pushes for mental health reform.
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By Temple Hayes || If you believe within your heart, you'll know. What have you believed that your             heart knows is untrue? Read more... 
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By Temple Hayes || What are you dreaming of that requires you to have faith? Here is a mantra that will bring         you to a place of knowing the truth even                 though we're not able to see it. Read more... 

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— Charlotte Brontë

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” -
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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.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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