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TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE AND SOBER DURING THE HOLIDAYS

It’s important for people to have a realistic attitude about the potential for anxiety or conflict during the holiday season— especially individuals who have issues with alcohol or drug abuse. Most of...

THE TEMPLE OF THE NINE

In the 1990’s, a unique cluster of musicians helped push grunge into loftier, and more commercial heights. Among them were Chester Bennington, Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, Shannon Hoon, Michael Hutchence, Bradley...

Recover At Home – A New solution To An Old Problem

In today’s world, we are all too familiar with the drug crisis running rampant in the US. The CDC reported 63,632 overdose deaths from all substances in 2016, and multiple states...

FILLING THE EMPTIED WELL: TREATING CO-DEPENDENCY AS A STRESS-RELATED DISORDER- PART 1 OF 3

Co-dependents have a bad rap! As family members of those with addictive disorders, we are often considered harder to treat than the addicts themselves. We are frequently angry, rigid, blaming, lying...

SWEET TOOTH OR SUGAR ADDICTION – THE ANSWER MAY SURPRISE YOU!

Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning with a bad case of the hangries – or maybe in the evening during that space of time between the end...

SHELVE IT: TOOLS OF THE SOBER TRADE

Recently, I was engaged in a sobriety conversation with a random stranger while waiting for an elevator at the doctor’s office. I can’t remember how the conversation started, but she asked...

MY TEEN IS IN RECOVERY…. NOW HOW WILL I FIND MINE?

I picked my son up from college at the end of his first semester as a seemingly successful student and exactly one week later was checking my drug addicted 18-year-old into...

Heroin And The Age Of Jazz

Although only a select portion of his repertoire was about drug use, Cab Calloway inscribed  an important footnote to the underbelly of jazz. The film International House captured Calloway performing “Reefer...

How Could I Wish It Had Been An Overdose?

My husband and I had just had dinner at a restaurant when he got a call on his mobile phone. The officer who called said they’d meet us in the parking...

THE JOEY LETTER

My Dear Child, I miss you. I ache for you to fill your place in my life. Will I ever again feel your hug? Hear your laugh? See you proud? I don’t want...

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