Barbara Zeigler

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Jean's Alcoholics Anonymous Story

Hello, my name is Jean and I am a recovering alcoholic. I am one of the fortunate alcoholics who has lived to tell my story. But for the grace of God …

Robin Williams Checks Into Rehab For Continued Sobriety

Robin Williams has checked into rehab for continued sobriety, The Huffington Post confirms.<p>"After working back-to-back projects, Robin is simply taking the opportunity to fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment, of which he remains extremely proud," his representative told HuffPost on July …

Aaron Sorkin: Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Saved 10 Lives

Phil Hoffman and I had two things in common. We were both fathers of young children, and we were both recovering drug addicts. Of course I’d known …

A Guide to Heroin

Heroin is the most abused and rapidly-acting of the opiates, or drugs processed from the morphine that comes from the seed pods of poppy plants. It's …

Study: Marijuana Use May Predispose Offspring To Drug Addiction

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> – Children of parents who have used marijuana may develop a drug addiction and compulsive behavior later in life, a study …

Marijuana Vs. Alcohol: Is One Worse For Your Health?

By Joseph Brownstein, Contributing writer<p>Published: 01/22/2014 07:41 AM EST on LiveScience<p>The question of whether alcohol or marijuana is worse for health is being debated once again, this time, sparked by comments that President Barack Obama made in a recent interview with The New Yorker …

CDC: Doctors don't ask about alcohol use enough

Doctors are not asking heaving drinkers about their alcohol consumption, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and …

Is Drinking in Moderation Possible for Alcoholics?

One of the most common questions people who try to quit drinking ask is whether they really have to stop forever. Can't they learn how to drink in …

Drug Cravings and What Triggers Them

Overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction can be a trying endeavor requiring plenty of patience and an overarching will to succeed. Actually, it can be …

Thoughts about the Disease Model of Alcoholism

When starting the path towards recovery, there is a common refrain from counselors and longtime pillars in the twelve steps rooms and community. What …

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How Do You Make A Painkiller Addiction-Proof?

In 2010, OxyContin introduced a new formula that drug abusers can't crush to a powder to snort or inject. This is how it works, chemically, and whether it actually deters abuse.<p>For those who have severe chronic pain, the advantage of OxyContin over other prescription painkillers is that it lasts …

All That You Leave Behind

After surviving more than a decade of crack cocaine and alcohol addiction, the author latched onto a pack of friends who introduced him to bicycle touring—and reminded him that there are multiple forms of recovery<p>I had already decided that I would stay on the bike no matter what.<p>After weeks of …

Why Bipolar Medication is Not Optional

Bipolar disorder is a major mental illness. The bottom line is that if you have a mental illness, you have to take responsibility for your treatment …

Richard Kern x ADDICT Photographic Series

Author:<p>Freshness<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>10<p>10<p>SHARES<p>ADDICT Clothing's photographic series is getting hazier by the day, but we're not complaining. As …

It's not the morphine, it's the size of the cage: Rat Park experiment upturns conventional wisdom about addiction

We all learned this in DARE class. About the rats in a cage who can self-administer morphine who get addicted to the stuff, and then just hit that …

When It Comes To The Truth About Drug Addiction, Scientists Are 'Breaking Bad'

Kudos to <i>The New York Times</i> for reporting, perhaps for the first time, that large scientific communities may not tell the whole truth when pursuing your tax dollars. The associated article is about drug addiction, or, rather, the lack of it when people have other ways of getting their …

The Science of Choice in Addiction

Research has shown that beating addiction is ultimately about regarding addicts as people who can rationally choose.<p>In December 1966, Leroy Powell of Austin, Texas, was convicted of public intoxication and fined $20 in a municipal court. Powell appealed his conviction to Travis County court, where …

A Culture of Denial: Myths About Addicts and Addiction

It's time we confront our collective denial about addictions. It's time to stop thinking that addicts are screwed-up people and start focusing on our culture of addiction. It's time that we stop fantasizing that addicts are shooting up in dark hallways and smoking pot in high school yards and …

You can’t treat addiction with willpower and denial

Addiction is an equal opportunity disease. It can affect the educated, the uneducated, the rich as well as the poor. What is certain is that it destroys families and society if left untreated.<p>Everyone has their own understanding of this terrible condition that can affect up to 15 per cent of the …

Here Are The States That Are Still Addicted To Smoking

If you or someone you love smokes, there's no better time than the present to quit -- especially considering November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Nov. 21 is the Great American Smokeout. But who's still smoking, anyway? Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration …

With Rise Of Painkiller Abuse, A Closer Look At Heroin

Abuse of prescription painkillers is a "growing, deadly epidemic," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>On Oct. 24, the Food and Drug Administration recommended putting new restrictions on hydrocodone, sold as Vicodin and other brand names.<p>Dr. Andrew Kolodny believes the …

Overcoming Addiction Is A Matter Of Reclaiming Personal Freedom (VIDEO)

Freedom is important to Vasavi Kumar.<p>During a HuffPost Live discussion about overcoming addiction, Kumar described her battle with addiction and the way it made her feel trapped within her own life.<p>"When I was addicted, I did not have any sort of freedom because I was so controlled by something …

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