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RECOVERY FROM ALCOHOL ABUSE PAVED THE WAY FOR CANCER SURVIVAL

“New Beginnings Are Often Disguised as Painful Endings” ~ Lao Tzu WHOA The lump on my throat popped out when I raised my head to the water streaming down on me in the...
Women’s Addiction Needs Are Different

Women’s Addiction Needs Are Different

Addiction is addiction – doesn’t matter whether you’re a man or a woman, right? Wrong, very wrong. Women are the fastest growing segment of substance abusers in the country. Women who abuse...
IT’S ALL ABOUT SPIRITUALITY

IT’S ALL ABOUT SPIRITUALITY

After more than fifty eight years of continuous sobriety, it still bothers me when I’m attending a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous and I hear someone start talking about “the spiritual part...
GRAPH WHY SOMEONE DOESNT SEEK HELP FOR ADDICTION

Why Only 1 in 8 People Get Treatment for Addiction

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health is the nation’s most comprehensive annual survey on key indicators of substance abuse and mental health in the United States. In September of...
Dry January: Thirty-One Days of Sobriety

Dry January: Thirty-One Days of Sobriety

Dry January is a thought-provoking experiment that challenged individuals to abstain from drinking for a month-long period. It began in 2013, when Alcohol Concern UK, a British charity, asked people to...
The Road to Resilience luncheon

The Road to Resilience Luncheon

The Road to Resilience luncheon held on March 12 at the Wycliffe Country Club, which I co-chaired along with Diane and Bob Herzog, was a huge success. We had over 250...
COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS - THE ADDICTIVE ROLLERCOASTER

COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS – THE ADDICTIVE ROLLERCOASTER

Addiction is a chronic and compulsive disease that has an ability of taking over your complete person. While it may start off innocent enough; the compulsive nature of the disease is...
LOVED ONES OF THOSE STRUGGLING WITH OPIOID ADDICTION

LOVED ONES OF THOSE STRUGGLING WITH OPIOID ADDICTION

I have worked for over thirty some years in the field of behavioral health as a therapist, university faculty member, and advanced practice nurse. My experience has covered more ground than...
CELEBRITIES AND THEIR DOCTORS - FIRST DO NO HARM

CELEBRITIES AND THEIR DOCTORS – FIRST DO NO HARM

Celebrities and their doctors … drug dealers emanate from every stratum of society. They can be politicians, leaders of drug cartels, or respectable physicians. And while not every highly publicized celebrity...
SMART RECOVERY® MOVES MASSIVELY ONLINE AMID COVID-19

SMART RECOVERY® MOVES MASSIVELY ONLINE AMID COVID-19

Like the minor wave that precedes the tsunami, the first call came in early March from Roger Weiss, Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Addictions at McLean...

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