Depression May Accelerate Aging

When someone is very sad or under a lot of stress, they tend to look more haggard, even more aged. Stories abound about people who age quickly and die shortly after their spouse has passed away. Critics have noticed political leaders, dealing with stresses like war and national crisis, whose hair seems to have gone…

Love Addiction: Amber Smith Shares her Story

Amber Smith is a well-known model, actress, and reality star. Her experiences on the ground-breaking television shows Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Sober House and Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew have exposed addiction as the disease that doesn’t discriminate. The wealth of knowledge she has received working with some of the best addictionologists in the…

Women Mimic Eating of Others

When women sit down to a meal together in a restaurant, they often badger each other about their choices. If one woman orders a salad, the others might tease her about “being good” or that she’s thin as a rail and should eat something more. Women may also laugh when the dessert menu is presented,…

Weathering the Storms in Recovery

“It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.” – Amelia Barr, British-American novelist (1831-1919) It’s normal to feel down sometimes. In fact, there are times in recovery, especially in early recovery, when it may seem as if all we do is encounter turmoil and stress…