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Stories of Recovery: Anthony Hopkins

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Oct 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

"From my own life, I still cannot believe that my life is what it is because I should have died in Wales, drunk or something like that."

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5 Stand Up Comics Who Are Sober

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Oct 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

The world of comedy is often associated with drinking, drugs, and debauchery. Many comedians perform in nightclubs where drinking is not only encouraged, but even required. For comedy lovers who wish to remain sober, it can be difficult to attend stand up shows due to the atmosphere, though there are plenty of non-sober comedians who don’t rely on alcohol or drugs to get a laugh. Here are 5 Stand up comedians who have been on the sober wagon for years now.

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World Mental Health Day

Posted by Sara Niemiec on Oct 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

October 10, 2018 is being celebrated as World Mental Health Day. The goal of WMHD is is to raise awareness about mental health issues around the globe and to encourage support of mental health services. Every year, the World Health Organization designates WMHD with a specific theme.

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Stories of Recovery: Jon Hamm

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Oct 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

“Good, bad, indifferent: It’s ephemeral. So sit in it for a minute and experience it. If it sucks, it too will be gone in a minute.”

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Stories of Recovery: Anthony Kiedis

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Oct 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

“Destruction leads to a very rough road, but it also breeds creation.”

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Stories of Recovery: Jamie Lee Curtis

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

“I’ve been harbouring a bad secret. I have found and taken many of your painkillers. I’ve betrayed you, and I know that you’re angry, and you have every right to be. I am lonely. I take them at night to ease the pain. I was so afraid to tell you.” - Jamie Lee Curtis, in a public letter to her sister

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Stories of Recovery: Angelina Jolie

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 21, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Angelina Jolie, actress and humanitarian, is no stranger to addiction. Born in California in 1975, the daughter of actor Jon Voight and actress Marcheline Bertrand, Jolie began acting a young age. She first appeared in short film and television roles that gradually landed her larger roles in feature films, such as 1995’s cult classic “Hackers”. Jolie gained acclaim for her acting skills as well as her renowned beauty. Jolie has revealed little about this time of her life, but in interviews and excerpts from books she has alluded to struggling with addiction.

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Stories Of Recovery: Eric Clapton

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 18, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Raised by his grandparents in a small English town in the 1950’s, Eric Clapton would first encounter a guitar at the young age of 13. The shy young man was moody and distant for his age, possibly as a result of being raised in a split household. Eric grew up in his grandparents household as an illegitimate child between his 16 year old mother and 24 year old father, a Canadian soldier who abandoned the family to return to his wife in Canada. Guitar and playing and blues became the young man’s obsession over the next decade, one that would consume his life and ironically lead him to his next greatest obsession: drugs and alcohol.

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Stories of Recovery: Eminem

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Yeah, it's been a ride

I guess I had to go to that place to get to this one

Now some of you might still be in that place

If you're tryin' to get out, just follow me

I'll get you there

 

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Stories of Recovery: Robert Downey Jr.

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Sep 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

For the last decade, Robert Downey Jr. has been in the spotlight for his shining role as Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, the leader of the most powerful squad of superheroes in the galaxy and the frontrunner for the most successful film franchise of all time. And while it’s been impressive to see the transformation of a B-list comic book character into box office gold, it’s been even more impressive to see Downey himself rise from the ashes of substance abuse to become one of the highest paid and highly revered actors in the world.

 

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