Charlie Sheen was spotted at a Taco Bell, blitzed out of his mind, with a tiger blood alcohol level that was probably off the charts. (Remember, this is Charlie Sheen: it's gonna take a whole lot of booze to even get him buzzed anymore.)
Matthew Perry, best known for his wisecracking, sardonic character Chandler from Friends, just put his Malibu mansion back on the market -- and he sliced the price down by a million bucks! (Of course, it's still not cheap: He's currently asking for $12.5 million instead of $13.5 million!)
Barbara: I stood alone, not for the first time, with a sense of pride and humility, holding the mike in my hands, once again, about to share my story. I looked around the room and saw the faces of so many brethren who were trying to pull their lives together; so many who were called “the old timers”, some who were called the “newcomers “, and then there were those who relapsed and were trying sobriety a second, third and many times again. I was here in my meeting, that I called my new home for a year
I have a pattern when it comes to stories about celebrities who overdose. The day the news breaks, I scan the headlines. I react with a mix of sadness and disgust—and familiarity, as I was raised by two addicts. But in cases like Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, I'm not interested in the 'juicy' details. My eyes scan these stories looking for the little people: the kids left behind.
The grief and loss of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has prompted us to consider the ways we deal with our biggest fears and insecurities. Whether you're battling addiction to drugs, alcohol, food, shopping or any other medium, ask yourself this difficult question: Are you numbing your experience to both the good and the bad?
The loss of a loved one to addiction is heartbreaking. Everyone has their own grieving process but it's important to understand that you are not alone. This article by Dr. John McMahon and Lou Lewis discusses the troubling outcome of addiction while also supporting actor Shawn Pyfrom, who recently acknowledged he was an addict. Read this post if you or anyone you know has ever struggled with addiction.
Relationships aren't always all about the "honeymoon" phase. Coming together to share your life with another individual means being introduced to their good and bad qualities. Dating someone who is dealing with an addiction is a huge obstacle that many would run away from. However, when you truly love a person it is natural to want to become their rock and support system to overcome it.
Spending money is fun, but can sometimes be too much fun. What happens when spending starts interfering with your personal relationships? Be aware of these different personality types bound around spending too much dough.
Dating and relationships can be hard, whether the love is unrequited, complicated, or true. But when we put up barriers to make ourselves unavailable or non-accepting, it might actually be for the adrenaline longing causes. Addressing this problem is the first step to solving it.
Sometimes, addiction issues hit extra-close to home. If your spouse or partner is suffering from an issue like alcoholism or sex addiction, here are some things to keep in mind.
According to a YourTango Experts study, addiction is the biggest mental health challenge couples face. Armed with this knowledge and some advice from mental health professionals, you can work toward a healthier future with your partner.
Relationships are hard work. They're even harder when plagued by a mental illness diagnosis. A new study by YourTango reveals the most common issues couples deal with, as well as how to get on the right track for recovery.
A new survey of mental health professionals reveals what mental illnesses are the biggest threat to married couples nuptial happiness. Plus, we look at some positive news about recovery and how a diagnosis can actually strengthen a marriage.