Linda Marra

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Slow Cooker Creamy Lentil Soup

Simple flavors and a rustic touch will make this soup an instant home-cooked favorite, especially on chilly, wintry days. Inexpensive dried lentils …

Dry January is Over. What Happens Now?

Dry January is a program that invites people who regularly consume alcohol to take a break from their habit for the first 31 days of the year. This …

Alcohol

Where Is Rock Bottom of Addiction

<b>[THERAPY UNSCRIPTED – A WEEKLY COLUMN]</b><p>Nobody knew Sarah was an alcoholic.<p>Nobody would have even guessed it.<p>She was twenty-three, a college gradate, …

10 Patterns of Addictive Behavior

Drawing from research on addiction in neuroscience, psychology, and clinical practice, the following list identifies several key behavioral patterns …

To Drink or Not To Drink: The Aging Brain and Alcohol

<i>Summary: A new paper raised the question, can limited alcohol consumption help stave off age related cognitive impairment?</i><p><i>Source: PLOS.</i><p><b>Wisdom and</b> …

The Life-Changing Surprises That Come From Not Drinking for a Year

Party girl meets the bright light of day. / Photograph courtesy of Pat Bourque<p>My name is Rachel, and I am not an alcoholic. (Hi, Rachel.) But I drank …

Alcohol

I Saved My Life and My Bank Account by Giving Up Alcohol

Photo credit: CJ, CC BY 2.0.<p>At the ripe old age of 21, I stopped being able to drink beer. Despite drinking beer regularly for years before …

I stopped drinking, and it made some of my friends uncomfortable

By Steven Petrow<p>Writer and freelancer<p>At a recent dinner party, I asked a bartender for a spirits-free drink: “Sparkling water, no ice, lime, please.” It threw the fellow for a loop. “The pinot noir is excellent,” he almost whispered, trying to persuade me to take a glass.<p>Throughout the evening, the …

Mental Health