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Top Story: 9 Reasons Helping Someone Else Can Help You

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Contains 501 words When you are in recovery, you do a lot of work focusing on yourself and the ways you can improve your life and your world view to find more peace and happiness. It may seem that recovery is all about yourself, but helping others around … Continue reading

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How To Pretend You Are Drinking Alcohol

We sometimes get into a situation where we are forced to drink; say for example you dropped by a party with your friends but you have no intention of drinking. But because it is a party and alcohol is a huge part of it, you can expect that some people will be urging you to … Continue reading

Notable Sober Celebrity Stories

Famous people rule our country. We look to celebrities for what to wear, what cars to drive, and where to be seen, among other things, so let’s also look at people in the public eye who have worked hard to stop using drugs and alcohol and are recovering from drug addiction and alcoholism. Notable sober … Continue reading

Myths And Facts About Bipolar Disorder

In today’s world, learning about the who, what, when, where and why on any topic is as easy as turning on the TV or tapping one’s fingers across a keyboard. The question is however, how accurate is that information? The news media, as we all know, is more about ratings than it is about telling … Continue reading

Dual Diagnosis Prevalent In The Gay Community

Although our world is becoming more tolerant of differences among people, prejudice and discrimination are still far too common. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, community has endured years of unfair inequality that lends itself to a whole host of negative effects and life consequences. Health care professionals have continued to see more … Continue reading

Top Story – Amanda Bynes Appears To Be Suffering From A Dual Diagnosis

Actress Amanda Bynes seems to be all over the news lately. She is impossible to escape, even if someone hadn’t heard of her before she appeared to slowly descend into mental illness. Amanda Bynes had a moderately successful acting career as a child star, and then as a young adult. Her last major role was … Continue reading

Sir Charles Gets Real with Dangerous Lee: The 3 P’s of Success

Why are you known as Sir Charles? When I was recording music more frequently a music producer wanted to create a stage name for me…It stuck…and I never bothered to change it! Tell us about the 3 P’s of success and how they came about? After being clean from drugs, and losing my family…I found … Continue reading

5 Ways To Spot A Drug Addict

Dealing with a drug addiction in any case can be devastating and overwhelming for family, friends and loves ones of anyone who has ever faced a severe dependency on drugs, alcohol or any substance. If you believe that a loved one of yours is struggling with drug addiction, there are a few ways to spot … Continue reading

Are You A Social Pot User Or A Marijuana Addict?

“Am I a social pot user or a marijuana addict?” Sound familiar? You are definitely not alone. Weed seems to be the least defined drug, if it is even categorized that way. One aspect of a substance being dangerous to even experiment with and use recreational is that it can be habit forming. The definition … Continue reading

Drug Abuse Negativity Affects Sexual Performance

For men and women everywhere, the news that drug abuse negatively affects sexual performance long-term, even after an extended amount of abstinence from the drug or drugs, is attention-catching. Although previously thought to recover after a length of not using drugs and alcohol, it is now being proven that sexual performance can be impacted for … Continue reading

The 4 Funniest Anti-Marijuana Propaganda Campaigns

There have been many propaganda campaigns launched against marijuana in recent years. Many of these, including some that have been financed by the federal government, have been hopelessly naïve. Conservatives who have long griped about marijuana as a gateway drug have been reduced to twisting the facts in their favor. In fact, men and women … Continue reading

Infographic: The Science of Getting Drunk

When a person has a few drinks, there is actually a lot of science that goes into that wobbly or funny feeling. The body is processing the alcohol and a lot of different body parts take part in the science of getting drunk. There are a variety of things happening in the brain that help … Continue reading

Infographic: Biology of a Hangover

This infographic explains what your body experiences while being hungover after a long night of drinking. Everyone knows how awful it can be to be extremely hungover after a long night of drinking.  This graphic will help you understand what begins to happen in your body while you are drinking.  It explains how you become … Continue reading

Solo Parenting: Knight in Tarnished Armor

The old “knight in shining armor” concept is, thankfully, not alive and well. Few women today have quite the same fantasy as in previous times. Yet certainly women hope their husbands will be loyal, faithful, kind, caring, responsible, reliable, and a slew of other positive adjectives. Too often, unfortunately, the reality is something else again. … Continue reading

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