• 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....