When Book Club Equals Wine Club

When Book Club Equals Wine Club

A reader recently wrote to me with concerns about recurring social events as a non-drinker. “My book club will not understand,” she fretted. “They are all about the wine! I am scared to even go because I will feel like an outsider.” (more…)

Megan Peters Written By Megan Peters

Do These Genes Make Me Look Fat?

Do These Genes Make Me Look Fat?

A study published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine has rekindled hope among the overweight that their cries of “I have a slow metabolism” just might be true. According to the study, it’s our genes that are determining whether our bodies store food as fat or burn it up. (more…)

Vera Tarman, MD, FCFP, MSc, ABAM Written By Vera Tarman, MD, FCFP, MSc, ABAM

Mixing Alcohol With Medication Can Have Deadly Consequences

Mixing Alcohol With Medication Can Have Deadly Consequences

If you’re like many people, you probably don’t give much thought to what you eat or drink when you’re taking medication. But you should. After all, just as some foods can have dangerous interactions with certain drugs — drinking grapefruit juice when taking a statin is a notoriously risky example — alcoholic beverages can do the same thing with some medications. Yet many people don’t think twice about consuming alcohol while taking prescription medications: In a recent study involving 26,657 adults, researchers from the National Institutes of Health found that 43% of all current drinkers take medications that could interact...

Stacey Colino Written By Stacey Colino

My Biggest Regret Before Becoming Sober

My Biggest Regret Before Becoming Sober

Addiction and feelings of regret often go hand in hand. Whether regret stems from past actions or words or missed opportunities, it’s a very real and normal emotion for many people within recovery. But past wrongs should never define your present. Just ask these top five addiction bloggers, who have worked to learn from and let go of regret to strengthen their sobriety today. In the words of American composer and playwright Jonathan Larson, “Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.” Read other sober blogger advice stories: “My Best Tip for Sticking with Recovery,” “What I Wish I’d Known...

Susan Jara Written By Susan Jara

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