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Alcohol Justice
New Study: Alcohol Advertising Codes Allow Risky Messages
A recent study from the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) adds to the growing evidence that industry self-regulation of its own alcohol advertising…
Sue Scheff
10 Tips To Help Prevent Teen Drug Addiction
Originally posted on schoolfamily.comSue Scheff is an author, a parent advocate, and the founder of the Parents' Universal Resource Expert (P.U.R.E.). Scheff helps families with…
Lance Dodes, M.D.
If you do something too much, is it an addiction?
Diagnosing addiction can be trickyPublished on April 17, 2011 by Lance Dodes, M.D. in The Heart of AddictionThis week millions of families will gather together…
Ingrid Mathieu
Authenticity Unplugged
Growing the seed of authenticity in your life.I have written that one of the ways to achieve authenticity is to embrace our "mistakes" and to…
Alcohol Justice
Doghouse: Spirits Producers Force 20/20 to Promote Alcohol Industry Spin
*Originally posted on AlcoholJustice.com on October 22, 2012 On September 21, ABC news show 20/20 aired an investigation program called Intoxication Nation, which pointed out…
Dig Deep In One Place
The Miracle of Intervention: Grace
There is an intervention in every addict's life. It is called Grace. Every minute of every day, Grace is available to everyone on earth. Whether…
Lance Dodes, M.D.
Does Addiction Have To Destroy Love?
Not if you understand the psychology of addiction. Phyllis and Peter had been married a few years when he started hiding "nip" bottles of vodka…
Dig Deep In One Place
Why is recovery THE answer?
- Sandy FifieldDespite my experience with recovery and the 12 Steps, when difficulties arise I still occasionally catch myself falling into old thought patterns.  Some…
Sue Scheff
Teen Drinking. Why do teens drink?
And the ONE RULE you need to follow to stop it!The Pre-GameTeens often indulge in a "pre-game" drinking binge before parties or sports events. Large…
Ingrid Mathieu
To Thine Own Self Be True
What is your gut telling you?"To thine own self be true" is one of the underlying tenets of recovery. But how do we honor this…
Alcohol Justice
Alcohol Problems on Pine Ridge: Just How Much Does A-B InBev "Care"?
February 2012, the Oglala Sioux Tribe filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI), SABMiller, Molson Coors, MillerCoors LLC, and Pabst, alleging that they knowingly contributed…
Michael Gershe
We All Have A Story, Here Is Mine.
I owe you an apology. I have written two blogs and never introduced myself to you, which I will do now with this blog. I…
Lance Dodes, M.D.
Are People With Addictions Any "Sicker" Than Anyone Else?
Understanding the psychology of addiction provides the answer.Published on January 17, 2011 by Lance Dodes, M.D. in The Heart of AddictionFor the past few thousand…
Frank Bartolomeo, PhD
The Evidence / Practice Gap
Recently I gave a presentation to a countywide group of school social workers in Long Island, New York on the topic of clinical practice with…
Ingrid Mathieu
Redefining "Wrong Turns" on the Road of Emotional Sobriety
Health and healing is not a linear process. The path of spiritual and psychological development is not linear. In short, this means that we can…