• Dealing with Dual Diagnosis: When Sober Isn’t Good Enough
    Monday, January 7th, 2019

    Dealing with Dual Diagnosis: When Sober Isn’t Good Enough

    Although the definition of dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders is technically “the coexistence of both a diagnosed mental disorder and a substance use disorder” I believe that we all lie somewhere along the dual diagnosis spectrum. I believe that...
  • You baby them… You bury them…
    Monday, December 31st, 2018

    You baby them… You bury them…

    “Ding-dong…” that doorbell was music to my ears that bright and crisp Easter Sunday in early April of 1987. My sister and I raced downstairs and opened the front door to find two humongous Easter baskets filled to the...
  • The Secret to Sober Dating
    Monday, December 17th, 2018

    The Secret to Sober Dating

    While I am neither an accredited expert in the field of “sober dating” nor am I an expert on dating in general for that matter… I can, however, attest to the fact that I have probably gone on over...
  • Does Rehab Work?
    Monday, December 10th, 2018

    Does Rehab Work?

    Simply put, YES. Rehab does work (for some people), and for others… maybe not so much… or maybe… just not right away. I know from my own personal experience that I neither found a quick fix from a 30-day...
  • Can Alcohol Induced Heart Murmurs and Palpitations be Reversed
    Thursday, July 26th, 2018

    Can Alcohol Induced Heart Murmurs and Palpitations be Reversed

    Heart disease risk increases with both smoking and alcohol use – certainly you have heard the warnings, but most people don’t understand just how much of an effect alcohol really has on the heart and the cardiovascular system. Binge...
  • Methadone Detox: Get off Long-Term Methadone Use
    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

    Methadone Detox: Get off Long-Term Methadone Use

    If you’ve been using methadone for opioid replacement therapy or have been on long-term methadone use, it IS possible to get off this highly addictive pharmaceutical drug. If you are a parent or loved one of someone whose life...
  • How Long After Rehab Should I Wait to Get a Job or Change Jobs?
    Thursday, May 31st, 2018

    How Long After Rehab Should I Wait to Get a Job or Change Jobs?

    Addiction can affect so many aspects of life, including one’s job or career. Often, work pressures can build, or a social drinking culture among co-workers (or even drinking in the workplace) can lead to or compound an addiction problem....