Corinne O'Keefe Osborne, MS

Corinne O’Keefe Osborn is an award-winning, Boston-based journalist specializing in organic content writing. Her most recent work focuses on psychology and addiction. Corinne spent the last few years researching and writing a book about recovery. After years struggling with chronic pain and addiction, Corinne began pursuing a relentless quest for recovery. She uses her experiences to educate other people about the world of chronic pain, its effects on family life, its inherent gender biases, and its deep connection to mental health issues. Corinne has a background in gender and politics. She spent several years writing material for a variety of progressive political organizations including Emily’s List, Planned Parenthood, and The Rockefeller Foundation. As a former gender studies major, she enjoys her current work on eating disorders and other women’s health issues.

  • Credentials: Master of Science (Boston University)

Written By Corinne

Families’ Role in Teen Substance Abuse and Addiction

As a parent, you work hard to give your children healthy and happy lives. You want to protect them from danger, shield them from pain, and help them succeed in life. It’s therefore normal to worry that your teen may be abusing alcohol and drugs. In fact, it’s great that you are concerned. Adoles... [Read More]

What to Do If You Suspect Your Teen Is Self-Harming

Self-harm is difficult for many parents to understand, and it’s normal to feel angry and confused when you notice signs of it in your teen. You might wonder whether this behavior is just a cry for attention, a phase, or something they’ve picked up from a friend. In most cases, however, self-harm... [Read More]

Understanding Bipolar Disorders & Co-Occurring Substance Abuse

Bipolar disorder is a serious, chronic illness that can significantly impair your ability to function normally in everyday life. Many people with bipolar disorder also have concurrent substance abuse issues which, in some cases, develop as a result of self-medicating mental health symptoms. When you... [Read More]

Aftercare Treatment Programs for Prescription Drugs

When you first decide to get treatment for your prescription drug addiction, it is a significant time in which you must learn to adjust to changes physically and mentally while you nurse both your body and mind back to health. You’ve begun making long-term plans and goals rather than living only ... [Read More]

How to Help a Drug Addict or Alcoholic Family Member

Many family members feel helpless in the face of addiction. Watching someone you love harm themselves with drugs or alcohol can be incredibly painful, as can watching a loved one’s addiction negatively impact your children, parents, or partner. Drug and alcohol addiction touches millions of Ameri... [Read More]

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