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Powerful words from those in the public eye

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'The Anonymous People' Declares War on Addiction Stigma

'The Anonymous People' Declares War on Addiction Stigma | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
A new movie powered by a successful Kickstarter.com campaign wants to remove the cultural stigma behind addiction recovery.
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Hurrah! This is such an inspiring movie....

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» Creative People, Trauma, Addiction: Colin Farrell - The Creative Mind

» Creative People, Trauma, Addiction: Colin Farrell - The Creative Mind | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
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Useful article about the inter-relationship between creativity, trauma and addition. Makes me think of Phillip Seymour Hoffman as well.

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Good Morning Heartache, Good Morning Life | Jamie Lee Curtis

Good Morning Heartache, Good Morning Life | Jamie Lee Curtis | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
Today is the fifteenth anniversary of my living clean and sober, free from the grips of a long, secret prescription painkiller and alcohol addiction. I went to sleep last night imagining the grief of the family, children, friends, colleagues and fans...
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Appreciate Jamie Lee's acknowledgement of her sober anniversary today, against the backdrop of the sad news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's demise

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'What Addicts Know': Realizations from recovery that can help us all  - TODAY.com

'What Addicts Know': Realizations from recovery that can help us all  - TODAY.com | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
In "What Addicts Know," Christopher Kennedy Lawford revisits the topic of addiction and provides an eye-opening explanation as to how our...
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Latest "to read" added to my almost endless list...

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» Why the Connection Between Addiction and PTSD? - After Trauma

» Why the Connection Between Addiction and PTSD? - After Trauma | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
The trauma-informed description of addiction is that it is a method of coping with symptoms or emotions.
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Succinct, light-touch exploration of the relationship between trauma and addiction

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Precovery: "And Then a Miracle Occurred"

Precovery:  "And Then a Miracle Occurred" | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
The text, Alcoholics Anonymous, declares: "Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now." That three-part story style has been ever-present within spiritual/religious/secular addiction...
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This is what I find most fascinating about people's stories - the "what happened" part - thought-provoking article

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Addiction Today: THE STREET TO RECOVERY

Addiction Today: THE STREET TO RECOVERY | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
Kevin Kennedy – Curly Watts from TV’s long-running Coronation Street, and so popular he drew in 22million viewers for his TV wedding – has now been sober for 15 years. He shares his experience of alcoholism and rehab, strength of...
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The article focuses on "how it was, what happened" rather than "how it is now" - still useful

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Double Standard for Bipolar Disorder

Double Standard for Bipolar Disorder | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
It is sad to me that Jesse Jackson, Jr and former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, as well as other celebrities, have become poster boys for mental illness when in fact they should be poster boys for questionable behavior.
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Noticing an article in the Daily Mail about Patrick Kennedy and the apparently "fated" family of his birth, I followed up some sources and happened upon this challenging, interesting article in the Huffington Post.

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The Embodiment of Recovery | Clare Myatt Somatic Coaching and Psychotherapy

The Embodiment of Recovery | Clare Myatt Somatic Coaching and Psychotherapy | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
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Today I celebrate twenty-five years' sobriety.
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The 15 Best Alcoholism Health Blogs of 2013

Read on for the best of the web’s inspirational alcoholism blogs, and find the courage you need to join them on their paths to healing.
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Great new find!
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Toward a Global Recovery Advocacy Movement

Toward a Global Recovery Advocacy Movement | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
In 1976, 52 prominent Americans publicly proclaimed their recovery from alcoholism as part of the National Council of Alcoholism's Operation Understanding--a public education initiative designed to address the stereotypes and stigma attached to...
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As I anticipate my 25th sobriety anniversary in two days' time, I applaud these pioneers in the recovery advocacy movement

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Addiction Treatment and Alcoholism Infographic - Spiritual River

Addiction Treatment and Alcoholism Infographic - Spiritual River | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
Here's an insightful graphic aid that describes alcohol addiction and treatment. Read on and be inspired to take your first step toward recovery.
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Interesting infographic on treatment - look beyond it to the article as well, good information for those beyond US shores

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Skewer the Stigma: In the wake of losing a star, an addict shares "who we are"

Skewer the Stigma: In the wake of losing a star, an addict shares "who we are" | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
He had enjoyed 23 years of clean time, previous to his relapse.  Phillip Seymour Hoffman. In the announcement of his recent death from a drug overdose, CNN refers to Hoffman as “everyman,"  and ind...
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Moving, thought-provoking words from The Beggars Bakery....

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From Addiction to Recovery: Moyers Family Shares Their Story

From Addiction to Recovery: Moyers Family Shares Their Story | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
In 1994, Bill Moyers—nationally renowned journalist, political commentator, and Distinguished Alumnus—found himself at an Atlanta crack house, picking up his son William, then 35, from the floor where he lay in a cocaine- and alcohol-induced haze. William has been sober ever since, penning a bestselling memoir about his recovery and now working in public affairs…
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Have a great deal of respect for the Moyers family and particularly appreciate William's openness about his recovery, contributing memorably to the Faces and Voices of Recovery movement

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The mind of a heroin addict: the struggle to get clean and stay sober

The mind of a heroin addict: the struggle to get clean and stay sober | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
After the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, we asked recovering heroin users to share their experiences with us. The response was enormous
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I am so grateful for my own recovery; especially perhaps that I never came across heroin as a choice

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Special report: Meet the sugar addicts desperate to beat their food cravings

Special report: Meet the sugar addicts desperate to beat their food cravings | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
Rummaginge through bins, guzzling frozen food and covering it in washing up liquid would be considered bizarre behaviour to most people.
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Interesting article about using the twelve steps for managing sugar/flour addiction - in my experience, often backup "substance of choice" for alcoholics and addicts in their recovery

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The Anonymous People - Official Film Trailer

Please read more about this feature length documentary film at: http://manyfaces1voice.org/#the-film Host A Screening of The Film In Your Town: http://manyfaces1voice.org/become-a-host.php THE…
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I was totally inspired by The Anonymous People back in November. Quite a challenge to find on the web, purchase, download and so worth the trouble. Have watched several times alone, and with friends and am moved every time. Highly recommend.

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The Anonymous People

A Grassroots Social Justice Movement Takes Aim At Changing The Conversation From Problems To Solutions For America's Top Health Problem
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Looking forward to seeing The Anonymous People next week...

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Alcohol and Drugs – to test or not to test? - Business Matters

Alcohol and Drugs – to test or not to test? - Business Matters | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
Over my career in Human Resources this question has been raised again and again. Can we test our staff if we think they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
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Thought provoking discussion about the pros and perils of workplace testing
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4 Effects You Didn’t Know Alcohol Had on Your Brain

4 Effects You Didn’t Know Alcohol Had on Your Brain | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
Effects that alcohol has on the brain.
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Addiction definition in flux

Addiction definition in flux | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
In September, Yale professor of psychiatry Marc Potenza published a letter in the journal “Addictive Behaviors” on how the definition of “addiction” had broadened in the new edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders...
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Important news from the US about the definition of addiction - expanding to include process addictions such as gambling and internet

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The Discovering Alcoholic — The Discovering Alcoholic is a top rated recovery blog covering alcoholism, substance abuse, treatment and recovery issues.

The Discovering Alcoholic — The Discovering Alcoholic is a top rated recovery blog covering alcoholism, substance abuse, treatment and recovery issues. | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
The Discovering Alcoholic is a top rated recovery blog covering alcoholism, substance abuse, treatment and recovery issues.
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Inviting site with lots of great information.
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Advice on Addiction in Boomers, Part 1

Advice on Addiction in Boomers, Part 1 | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
Dr. Barbara Krantz, medical director of the Hanley Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., answers readers’ questions about baby boomers and addiction.
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Relevant questions and useful answers from this expert in the field

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AA Anxiety | Clare Myatt Somatic Coaching and Psychotherapy

AA Anxiety | Clare Myatt Somatic Coaching and Psychotherapy | Alcoholism recovery | Scoop.it
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My own (embarrassing) experience...

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