43 Items Tagged

addiction

Why Giving Up Hope For My Addict Son Was The Best Decision I've Ever Made

"I am the father of an addict. It’s a painful thing to say out loud. But it needs to be said."

An anonymous father
July 29 2017

Sugar Is As Addictive As Cocaine—And The Withdrawal Is Just As Real. A Doctor Explains Exactly How To Deal With It

A holistic psychiatrist shares her foolproof plan for getting through the worst of withdrawal.

Ellen Vora, M.D.
June 21 2017

6 Strategies For Coping With Holiday Stress (From A Recovering Addict)

These coping mechanisms can help you stay balanced and healthy no matter what the holidays bring.

Jamison Monroe
December 3 2016

How To Reclaim Your Life From The Labels That Others Force On You

Dr. Adi Jaffe struggled with a drug addiction of his own for eight years before turning his life around and heading back to school for his PhD. In...

mindbodygreen
September 17 2016

9 Foods To Eat If You Want To Quit Sugar For Good

Once I shifted the focus to what I could *add* to my diet — not what was taken away — my sweet tooth was much easier to kick. Here are the foods that...

Katie Haines
August 9 2016

Taking A Break From Booze? 7 Tips For Actually Sticking With It

If you slip up, so what? Who cares? Dust yourself off, learn from your mistakes, and come back stronger.

Andy Ramage
May 16 2016

The Life-Changing Lessons I Learned From Recovering Addicts

When I ask these men about their difficult lives, with experiences so tragically varied yet somehow universally similar, I never cease to learn...

Gayle Saks
May 3 2016

The Scary Truth About Millennials And Alcohol Abuse

Thirty-one percent of American alcoholics are young people, and over half of young alcoholics have been diagnosed with anti-social personality...

Lena Elkins
April 29 2016

I'm Not An Alcoholic, But Here's How I Knew I Needed To Stop Drinking

No, I'm not a recovering alcoholic. No, I haven’t adopted any radical diets that dictate abstinence, or discovered religion. It’s simply that I...

Annie Grace
April 21 2016

8 Reasons Women Cheat

Research suggests that women, much more so than men, are looking for emotional connection when they cheat. But what are the other differences?

Robert Weiss, PhD, MSW
April 18 2016

Why You Might Need A Totally Sober Lifestyle (Even If You're Not An Addict)

Vulnerability requires authenticity, and authenticity requires vulnerability. Neither of these outcomes is encouraged by the crutch of substances....

Biet Simkin
April 7 2016

Science-Backed Reasons To Add Coloring To Your Self-Care Practice

From stress and anxiety reduction to mindfulness and self-compassion, here are eight reasons the simple act of coloring should be a part of your...

Judy Clement Wall
April 5 2016

The One Change I Made To Overcome Years Of Depression & Anxiety

When I sought healing from depression, my drinking habits were never under scrutiny. But after I stopped drinking, I noticed my depression and anxiety...

Annie Grace
March 23 2016

A Question To Help You Assess Your Relationship With Alcohol

Although I wasn't physically addicted, I believed that alcohol was vital to enjoying myself at social occasions and to relaxing at the end of a long...

Annie Grace
February 8 2016

What It's Really Like To Live With Severe Anxiety (From Someone Who's Been There)

My reservations often resulted in me being too afraid to leave my house for days at a time.

Quentin Vennie, E-RYT 200
January 8 2016

I Went From 6 Cups Of Coffee A Day To Zero. Here's How

At my peak, I was chain-drinking coffee all day, usually five cups of cappuccino followed by an Americano later in the day.

Jeanette Bronée
November 30 2015