Posts Tagged ‘Recovery’

By On August 6th, 2018

Demi Lovato vows to “keep fighting” after overdose

After being hospitalized for an overdose in late July, Demi Lovato says she is taking time to focus on her sobriety and “road to recovery.” “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” Lovato wrote in a letter posted to her Instagram on Sunday. “What I’ve learned is that this illness is not…


By On December 5th, 2017

Brian Cuban describes what it’s like being a man with an eating disorder

Despite accounting for approximately one-third of those with eating disorders in America, men still face a unique stigma that keeps many from ever speaking out or seeking help. Brian Cuban knows this. Before he recovered in 2007, Cuban was an addict struggling with bulimia and anorexia in silence. But, unlike many, Cuban has since become…


By On August 4th, 2016

Rehabilitation from a surgery – Not unlike making your body well again

Written by Joleen Wilson, RD/LD, CNSC, CBIS, Dietitian for Pathway to Eating Disorders Treatment at Brookhaven Hospital A little over a month ago, I underwent labral and rotator cuff repair of my left shoulder.  Things were especially difficult starting out, but eventually the pain lessened and things became easier.  This experience made me reflect on similarities…


By On May 7th, 2016

Prince’s Death: A greater problem exposed

We have written about the role of substance abuse, addiction and mental health problems as the cause of death in many people in the public eye. Our list includes:  Amy Winehouse, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Whitney Houston, Heath Ledger, and many others. Yet, with Prince’s death we found ourselves waiting, or maybe, not wanting to write…


By On January 26th, 2016

Hooked on “Recovery Road”

Recovery Road, a teenage drama about recovering from the disease of addiction, premiered last night on the channel, Freeform, formerly ABC Family. I was interested to watch the show since it’s the first to be centered around a teenager dealing with addiction. I think it delivered, and I plan to keep watching. It was a…


By On December 4th, 2015

Scott Weiland Dead at 48

So many of Scott Weiland’s lyrics are embedded in my psyche.  It probably has something to do with the age that I was when I first heard phrases like: “Leavin on a Southern train only yesterday you lied promises of what I seemed to be only watched the time go by” and “Driving faster in…


By On October 31st, 2015

Lamar Odom’s Miraculous Recovery and Uncertain Future

I don’t “keep up with the Kardashians,” but I have been completely fascinated with the recent events in the life of former NBA player and former reality star, Lamar Odom.  Odom’s downward spiral with the disease of addiction led to him being found unconscious at a brothel in Nevada.  Tests later showed that he had…


By On May 9th, 2014

Recovery Tip: Remember to PRIMP daily

Written by: Janice Ponds, LADC , CBIS One of the most difficult challenges those in recovery from substance abuse/dependence issues face is how to maintain their sobriety.  In spite of their best efforts to live a clean and sober lifestyle; the reality is that many will relapse.  An important factor in learning how to effectively…


By On May 16th, 2013

From Gold Dust to Klonopin

I recently saw Fleetwood Mac perform at a stop on their current tour where they played all of their old hits and a few songs from their new album.  Stevie Nicks marched around stage in her platform boots and twirled in various flowing shawls.  At 64 years old, she sounds and looks fantastic.  Stevie continues…


By On February 7th, 2013

Mental Health Association’s Mike Brose Focuses on Changing the Paradigm

“There is no us versus them.  There is only us.”  A powerful statement made by Mike Brose, the Executive Director of the Mental Health Association of Tulsa, who presented “Recovery in Our Lifetime:  The Possibilities Are Now,” on February 6, 2013 as part of Brookhaven Hospital’s Professional Seminar Series.  Mike spoke to a group of…

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