Slipknot bassist Paul Gray was a very popular musician who had quite a following as a member of the long standing band. Many fans were shocked and saddened four years ago to learn that Gray had lost his battle with addiction and succumbed to an overdose.
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In Downtown Divas, two artists, Loral Amir and Gigi Ben Artzi have strived to dispel this illusion of a seemingly glitzy life as a heroin addict. The artists have taken a series of striking and disturbing photos of heroin addicts who are also Russian prostitutes in very expensive designer clothes, and the results are thought provoking and gut wrenching.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years can be challenging time when you are a recovering alcoholic. The holidays themselves and the many parties and get-togethers in between are sure to be filled with plenty of tempting kinds of wine, champagne and cocktails.
Is there a difference between heavy drinking and alcoholism? How do you know when you've crossed the line into addiction?
A concept that is used often in recovery circles is the idea of "contrary action" in fighting addictive impulses. Addicts can have overwhelming urges and thoughts that are self-destructive and lead down the path of dependency.