addiction

The recovery community is advocating for increased access to treatment and reducing stigma, yet the language we’re using is undermining those efforts.

How The Words We Use Stigmatize People With Addiction​

We don’t have the luxury of personal choice in our use of language when we are talking about the highly stigmatized condition of addiction. Read...
Olivia Pennelle    |   08.30.18   |   SHARE
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That’s the thing about recovery: if you stick with it, it introduces you to yourself.

Addiction Recovery Forced Me To Sober Up About My Relationships

When I decided to get sober, I simply wanted help to stop drowning myself; I certainly didn’t envision digging up my painful relationship history. Read...
Olivia Pennelle    |   07.3.18   |   SHARE
Minds
So began the long, toxic love affair between my depression and my addiction.

When Your Addiction And Depression Are In A Codependent Relationship

So began the long, toxic love affair between my depression and my addiction. They battled silently and stealthily for control over my body and mind. Read...
Erin Khar   |   01.23.18   |   SHARE
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He told me he has a gambling addiction and had been gambling in secret for the past year or two. (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

Ask Erin: Is My Gambling Addict Partner Gambling My Life Away?

About six months ago my partner dropped a major bomb on me. He told me he's a gambling addict and has been gambling in secret for the past year or Read...
Erin Khar   |   01.17.18   |   SHARE
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My husband is an addict; should I leave?

Ask Erin: My Husband Is An Addict; Should I Leave? 

I’m married to a guy who struggles with addictions to cocaine and alcohol. I've been with him for over a decade. My husband is an addict; should I Read...
Erin Khar   |   11.17.17   |   SHARE

Why I'm Done Making Mommy Wine Jokes

It’s time to get clear on why alcohol is not a cultural cliché or gimmick we should get behind. Really, it only distracts us from solving the social Read...
Sarah Hosseini    |   09.8.17   |   SHARE
Families

Imposter Syndrome: Learning To Banish My Inner Gremlin

99% of the time, I feel like a complete f*ck-up in grown up’s clothing. Read...
Deanna deBara    |   08.11.17   |   SHARE
Minds
Here are six more ways falling in love is like doing hard drugs. Consider yourself warned…

6 Ways Falling In Love Is Exactly Like Drug Addiction

This is your brain on love. And it’s scary. Read...
Elizabeth Laura Nelson of SHESAID    |   06.28.17   |   SHARE
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