Home for the Holidays

Tips to Help Someone in Recovery Better Weather Christmas and New Year’s Eve As noted in recent blogs, the holidays are generally tough for someone recovering from an alcohol or drug addiction. There are, however, some tried-and-true tips that loved ones can administer to help ensure that Christmas and New Year’s Eve are more parts…

Emotional Sobriety

You can conquer others with power, but it takes true strength to conquer yourself. – Lao Tzu,  Philosopher I asked Dr. Jason Powers, our Chief Medical Officer  to help me write on this topic and here is what we came up with: There are actually two types of sobriety: physical and emotional.  Physical sobriety is…

Two Sides of Addiction for Betty Ford and Amy Winehouse

In the last few weeks, two very famous and influential women passed: Betty Ford, wife of former President Gerald Ford and founder of the Betty Ford Center, and Amy Winehouse, an influential British singer known for her unique combination of soul, jazz, and R&B. These two women achieved fame and recognition in different arenas–Betty Ford…

The Top Five Reasons to Never Touch Alcohol or Drugs

The Top Five Reasons to Never Touch Alcohol or Drugs Everyone knows that living as a drug addict or an alcoholic is not a desirable, positive lifestyle. However, many people believe  using drugs and drinking alcohol is fine as long as you don’t take it to the extreme. Having a balanced view of life and…