addiction

Ask Erin: I'm Addicted To My Boyfriend 

Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez

I think I have an addiction to my boyfriend. I don’t know what happened to me. I m not at all able to live without seeing him or being without him.
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STRUNG OUT: A First Look At Ask Erin's Much Anticipated Memoir

Photo by Sylvie Rosokoff

Ravishly presents an exclusive look at the cover and excerpt from of Strung Out, our very own Erin Khar's inspiring and enlightening memoir.

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Ask Erin: Will I Lose My Fiance To Rehab?

What can I do for us to have a healthy, better, successful life and future marriage? (Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

My fiancé has been in inpatient rehab for close to a week. What can I do for us to have a healthy, better, successful life and future marriage?

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How T Kira Madden’s ‘Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls’ Made Me Stop Playing the Grief Olympics 

T Kira Madden, Photo credit: Jac Martinez

T Kira Madden’s debut, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, shifted my understanding of myself to a degree I’ve never experienced.

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Ask Erin: How Do I Tell My Sister That Her Husband Relapsed? 

(Artwork: Tess Emily Rodriguez)

I'm fairly certain my brother-in-law relapsed on heroin, and I don't know how to tell my sister that her husband relapsed.

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Can My Marriage Survive My Partner’s Gambling Addiction?

My wife has a gambling addiction — and that night, it came to a head.

My wife told me that she lost the entire mortgage gambling. She has a gambling addiction — and that night, it came to a head.

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Addiction Recovery Gave Me The Purpose I'd Been Trying To Find Through Alcohol

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The sad reality is that many of us lose ourselves in addiction, and not enough make it out. In honor of National Recovery Month, I'm telling my story.

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How The Words We Use Stigmatize People With Addiction​

The recovery community is advocating for increased access to treatment and reducing stigma, yet the language we’re using is undermining those efforts.

We don’t have the luxury of personal choice in our use of language when we are talking about the highly stigmatized condition of addiction.

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Addiction Recovery Forced Me To Sober Up About My Relationships

That’s the thing about recovery: if you stick with it, it introduces you to yourself.

When I decided to get sober, I simply wanted help to stop drowning myself; I certainly didn’t envision digging up my painful relationship history.

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When Your Addiction And Depression Are In A Codependent Relationship

So began the long, toxic love affair between my depression and my addiction.

So began the long, toxic love affair between my depression and my addiction. They battled silently and stealthily for control over my body and mind.

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