The granddaughter of country music legend Loretta Lynn, Tayla Lynn, posted on her social media accounts that she is celebrating four years of sobriety — for the second time.
The young woman, who posts as DisregardThisOrDont, wrote of her journey through addiction to recovery, "I realized the only way to get help is to ask."
After Disick was slammed by the Kardashians for his actions, he said he was a sex addict, but that’s not a recognized mental health diagnostic condition.
A study showed that such people were six times as likely to also be dependent on alcohol and three times as likely to suffer from seasonal affective disorder.
Bestselling author Jarrett J. Krosoczka got real about living with — and loving — a mother whose addiction ruled her life. Like more than 8 million people in the United States, Jarrett J. Krosoczka — a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of children’s books — grew up with a parent who was an addict. Looking in from the outside, it’s not obvious that Krosoczka endured the pain of watching his mother’s 50-year battle with substance abuse — after all, he’s a prominent, successful professional and has a beautiful family of his own.
Winter is here for a few more weeks, and unfortunately, that means chapped lips are, too. But before you repeatedly layer (and layer and layer) your lip balm, read this: It turns out, not all formulas are created equal and some could even be making your chapped lips worse. For an expert ...
In what may be his last significant act as President Barack Obama's surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy released a report Thursday calling for a major cultural shift in the way Americans view drug and alcohol addiction.
Anthony Weiner has reportedly checked himself in to an in-patient addiction center in the wake of his most recent sexting scandal.
Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the U.S. According to the most recent statistics, one in every 12 adults suffers from alcohol abuse or dependence — that’s more than 17 million people.
The drug that reverses a heroin or painkiller overdose is now approved as a nasal spray. Previously, it had only been available as an injectable. Increased availability could save thousands of lives annually. (Photo: AP)
Daniel Radcliffe, the British actor best known for his role in the Harry Potter movie series, admitted that he turned to alcohol when the record-setting franchise was coming to a close. Is my career really over at this point?
Data from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism shows that 10 percent of Americans have had a drug use disorder in their lifetime, and 4 percent of Americans have had a drug use disorder in the last year. “Given these numbers, and other recent findings about the prevalence and under-treatment of alcohol use disorder in the U.S., it is vitally important that we continue our efforts to understand the underlying causes of drug and alcohol addiction, their relationship to other psychiatric conditions and the most effective forms of treatment.” The reported number of Americans with an alcohol use disorder is even higher — nearly one-third of Americans experience an alcohol use disorder at some point in their lives, according to a study published earlier this year by the same government organization.
In the past, experts would hear prescription drug abusers say, “At least I’m not using heroin.” But not anymore. A washer and dryer hummed nearby. Those are the things Colby Henderson remembers about the first time he tried heroin. Having drunk alcohol and smoked pot since he was 13, Henderson had tried it all by the time he was 23. The chaos in Henderson’s life rolled out like a red carpet after that: Overdoses in cheap motels, stealing from friends and family, seizures, ER visits, homelessness, rehab and relapses, chasing the high, detoxing from the high, spending the next several years trying to get that feeling of pure love back. He never could.
Though the two are still legally married, Khloe Kardashian left the basketball star after five years together in 2013, reportedly over his struggle with substance abuse and, primarily, his addiction to cocaine. Odom remains in critical condition, still unconscious, with Kardashian by his side after she rushed to Las Vegas upon hearing the news. Earlier this week, University of Southern California football coach Steve Sarkisian was fired, allegedly as a result of his own struggle with alcoholism and his violation of the school’s zero-tolerance policy regarding alcohol use. The 41-year-old has three children with his estranged wife. Also this week, reality TV star Scott Disick, the former boyfriend of Kourtney Kardashian and father of her children, checked into rehab to get help for his addiction problems.
It’s OK to say “Today, I’m not fine.” When I heard about Glennon Melton, I knew I had to bring her on my podcast. What I didn’t know is that I’d be connecting with someone in such a powerful way.
Turns out certain personality traits make you more likely to be a shopping addict, too. Researchers from Norway’s University of Bergen have created The Bergen Shopping Addiction Scale, a questionnaire that uses seven diagnostic addiction criteria to determine whether a person is a shopping addict, plus how severe their addiction may be. Certain personality traits make someone more likely to be a shopping addict, too.
If you suspect your shopping habits are getting a little bit out of control, you may be descending into a downward spiral without realizing it.