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Their every truth . . . by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven …most men have bound their eyes with one or another handkerchief, and attached themselves to some one of these communities of opinion. This conformity makes them not fal ... Read on »
Perdue Pharma – Premier Pushers by Bill W. Health Maven A pernicious distinction of the first decade of the 21st century was the rise in painki ller abuse, which ultimately led to a catastrophic increase in addicts, fatal ... Read on »
Human Being, or Human Doing? by Bill W. Health Maven In addiction we were always busy.   We were acting out,  recovering from acting out,  waiting for the next chance to use,  preparing to act out,  using,  etc. ... Read on »
The treatment system is failing opiate addicts by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Stories  like this are getting a lot of attention lately: State Sen. Chris Eaton is planning to introduce legislation to encourage opiate treatment providers and d ... Read on »
Recapturing Our Sense Of Fun by Bill W. Health Maven As our addictions progressed, we lost our zest for life. Some of us, depending on our childhood experiences, didn’t have much to begin with, but for sure as our n ... Read on »
Book Larnin’ by Bill W. Health Maven Sometimes intellect can be a form of denial. (Trust me on that, I know from experience.) Our intellectual pride can tell us that we have to know all the details ab ... Read on »
Shades Of Gray by Bill W. Health Maven by Bill A poor self-image is connected to low self-esteem, and self-image is one of the biggest negative issues in recovery.  In order to recover, we need to avoid ... Read on »
Legalization + regulation + capitalism = ? by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven For all that argue, “Let’s just legalize and regulate. Look at tobacco and alcohol.”, John Oliver illuminates just how difficult it is to regulate tobacco . (NSFW) BTW ... Read on »
Why wasn’t my love enough? by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven grief by maryn0503 Yesterday, I posted a link to Seth Mnookin’s review of Chasing the Scream. Mnookin has been open about his addiction recovery for a long time. ... Read on »
Help for Relationship Addicts by Bill W. Health Maven I was at a meeting last night where (for reasons that escape me) the ladies outnumbered the gentlemen by a noticeable margin. It was cool. It was also remarkable how t ... Read on »