MR. SISTER LEATHER 2017

  MR. SISTER LEATHER 2017 The Sisters’ new titleholder, David Sanford, on sobriety, kink and living your life out loud. BY MARK ARIEL PHOTO BY ROBERT GREEN, MOTORBOOT PHOTOGRAPHY The results of The Los Angeles Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence contest are in – David Sanford is the new Mr. Sister Leather 2017. The Sisters’ first…

September 2014 Marks 25 Years of National Recovery Month

  The month of September is National Recovery Month.  2014 marks 25 years of promoting the societal benefits of prevention, treatment and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,” encourages people to openly speak up about the realities of recovery to encourage individuals…

BIGOREXIA AND THE ADDICTION TO GO BIGGER

Most in recovery recognize that the addiction to drugs and alcohol can easily turn into an addiction to working out and building muscles, but it turns out that bigger isn’t always better–at least not to muscle heads who suffer from of a form of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) known as bigorexia, where an individual is…

BETTY FORD CENTER TO OFFER SERVICES FOCUSING ON LGBT COMMUNITY

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation announced that they will offer a new treatment program addressing addiction in the context of identity aimed at the LGBT community, starting this month in the Coachella Valley. The program will offer services to LGBT people recovering from substance abuse and address issues related to fear, shame, self-hatred, and the rejection…