Larianne Swanner

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Larianne Kristan Swanner's Blog: Lari's Thoughts...

Hi, I’m Lari and I’m an Addict<br>Who am I? My name is Red. I’ve taken over this poor girls head. You see she thought I was exciting and new, but really …

Volcano eruption grounds flights, strands thousands in Bali and nearby islands

The eruption of a volcano has forced the closure of several Indonesian airports, including the one serving the popular resort island of Bali.<p>The eruption of Mount Rinjani sent ash and debris more than 11,000 feet into the air, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman, …

Robin Williams' Widow Susan Reveals Her Husband Was Weeks Away From Moving into Treatment Facility Before His Suicide

Robin Williams‘ health had deteriorated so much that he was just weeks away from moving into an inpatient treatment facility – one he may never have …

NASA Releases New Closeups Of The Halloween Asteroid

It's not so spooky after all<p>The 'Halloween asteroid', also known as 2015 TB145, passed by the Earth at a safe distance on October 31, but not before astronomers were able to snap some photos.<p>Nicknamed 'Spooky', the asteroid is likely a dead comet, and, appropriately enough for Halloween, from some …

One of the grandest structures of the ancient world could be reborn

Until an earthquake in 226 BCE knocked it down, the Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot-high iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, sat near the harbor of Rhodes, Greece, for 54 years.<p>Now a plan put forth by a small team of scientists seeks to rebuild the ancient statue and boost tourism and …

Stephen Fry on his cocaine habit: 'I used to call it, rather creepily, pudding'

In an interview with Australian TV journalist Tony Jones, Fry shared his thoughts on 17 years of celibacy and why he used to ‘self-medicate’ with drugs and alcohol<p>The British comedian Stephen Fry is in Australia and before his standup tour sat down for a fireside chat with Lateline journalist Tony …

How scientists use a giant telescope in Antarctica to study the strangest particle in the universe

There's a telescope in Antarctica that takes science to the extreme.<p>Housed at the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, this telescope sniffs out the strangest particles in the universe, called neutrinos.<p>Neutrinos are some of the lightest subatomic particles in existence. They skip across galaxies, from …

Video: Now NASA can see what the surface of the sun actually looks like

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Ancient Greek fort of Acra unearthed in Jerusalem - CNN Style

Written by Tiffany Ap, CNN<p>Archaeologists believe they have found the remains of the ancient Greek fort of Acra, solving "one of Jerusalem's greatest archaeological mysteries."<p>The stronghold ruins were unearthed from beneath a parking lot in Jerusalem, Israel's Antiquities Authority said.<p>Acra dates …

Larianne Kristan Swanner’s New Book “Dysfunction: The Memoirs of a Junkie Who No Longer Exists” is a Potent Tale of Life After a Twisted Youth and Wasted Adolescence

Larianne Kristan Swanner, a recovered addict, has completed her new book “Dysfunction: The Memoirs of a Junkie Who No Longer Exists”: a gripping and …

Larianne Kristan Swanner

Goodreads Author<p>Born<p>in El Paso, The United States<p>Twitter<p>Member Since<p>October 2015<p>Larianne Swanner was born in El Paso, Texas and spent most of her …

Dysfunction: The Memoirs of a Junkie Who No Longer Exists

Dysfunction is full of one family's shocking stories that will drop your jaw, turn your stomach, and keep you enthralled to the very end. Take a ride …

Dysfunction: The Memoirs of a Junkie Who No Longer Exists

Overview<p>Dysfunction: The Memoirs of a Junkie Who No Longer Exists by Larianne Kristan Swanner<p>Dysfunction is full of one family's shocking stories …

Faces of drug addiction: Police mug shots show destructive effects of meth and oxycodone

Stark photos of people arrested before and after becoming addicted to drugs have been released as a warning about the physical effects on …

For an Addict in Denial, Tomorrow May Never Come

Addiction is the one disease that seems intent on keeping the inflicted convinced that they don't have a problem.<p>It is a sneaky disease, working with its partner, denial, to further its insidious goals. The smoker has a persistent cough, but swears he'll quit next week, after his big presentation …

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Here's how Eminem used exercise to overcome a drug addiction

It was 2007 and the legendary rapper was 230 pounds.<p>He was addicted to painkillers that caused him so much stomach trouble, he had to eat tons of food — often unhealthy — to soothe it. In a recent interview with Men's Journal, the artist opened up about his struggle.<p>"The coating on the Vicodin and …

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Lack of Meaning in Life Linked to Substance Abuse, Depression

A lack of ultimate meaning in life, considered an important dimension of spirituality, is associated with alcohol abuse and drug addiction, as well …

Addiction in America by the Numbers, Drug and Alcohol Rehab

<i>“Drug use is on the rise in this country and 23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs. That’s approximately 1 in every 10 Americans</i> …

Let's Talk Recovery... Mental Health Disorders and Addiction

I'm an addict -- wrong, right or indifferent, I will always be an addict. Yet what makes me understand my addiction more is that I suffer with a mental health disorder called depression. Together they are better known as a dual diagnosis or, according to the <i>Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of</i> …

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When Rehab Might Help An Addict — But Insurance Won't Cover It

The latest numbers show that deaths from heroin-related overdose more than tripled nationally between 2002 and 2013. Opiate addiction touches every demographic: white, black, Hispanic, rural, suburban and urban.<p>Proposed solutions nationally include more government funding for treatment, tougher …

‘And then he decided not to be’

Published on July 25, 2015<p>FALMOUTH, Maine<p>Everything finally seemed back on track. David was home for a short visit and looked happy, calm. He had a job, a girlfriend, a plan. His father, Kevin McCarthy, came home from work that Thursday and smiled to see his son take his dog, Kima, named for the …

Difficult Recovery: Matthew Perry Opens Up About Past Drug Problems -- He Was "Good At Hiding It"

<b>Matthew Perry</b> made a career out making people smile as Chandler Bing on the hit sitcom <i>Friends</i>, but behind the happy exterior was a man tormented by …

The Rise of the Functioning Alcoholic: Is Getting Drunk After 30 Still as Fun?

Alcohol has unfortunately been a theme in my life for some time. At the age of 15, I had two people in my life abuse alcohol and other substances to the point where they could no longer function successfully in society. At the age of 15, I became an adult, and never looked back. I watched first …

Mental Health

The Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American campsites.<p>Photo by Christin Healey, Explorer for The Outbound …

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NASA selects New Horizons’ next destination after Pluto

After flying by Pluto on July 14th, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has a new destination. The mission team has selected another object in the Kuiper Belt — the region of icy bodies that orbits the edge of the Solar System — for the probe to explore next.<p>The spacecraft's new potential target is …

You'll Never Forget These Images of the "Golden Hour" Around the World

It may be the most beautiful time of day: The "golden hour" just after dawn and just before sunset, when the light turns, well, y'know... Here, some …

This Is What The Center Of Our Galaxy Looks Like

Astronomers take an unprecedented, x-ray view of the black hole in the center of the Milky Way.<p>This new, unprecedented image of the Milky Way shows that our galaxy's core is a pretty tumultuous place.<p>The compiled image of photos taken by the European Space Agency's x-ray satellite XMM-Newton …

Panic, depression and stress: The case against meditation

TWITCHING, trembling, panic, disorientation, hallucinations, terror, depression, mania and psychotic breakdown – these are some of the reported …

26 Books Every 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Seeker Should Read

If you're on a spiritual quest, these books will open you up to wonder.<p><i>"There are things you can't reach. But</i><p><i>you can reach out to them, and all day long.</i><p><i>The wind, the bird flying away. The idea of God.</i><p><i>And it can keep you as busy as anything else, and happier."</i><p>-- "Where Does The Temple Begin, Where …