October is National Recovery Month!
Why do we have it? The public needs to be educated. Last year, there were over 107,000 overdose deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. …Read More
You Deserve A Break! Suggestions for Daily Living
You Deserve a Break! Suggestions for Daily Living What about the mental health of the sober parent? Don’t they also suffer anxiety and depression, low self-esteem while trying to “control”…Read More
Would You Know How to Reverse An Overdose?
Whether a drug overdose is intentional (suicide) or unintentional, it’s still an overdose. The Centers for Disease Control defines an unintentional death as “when no harm is intended. Unintentional drug…Read More
Looking in the Rear View Mirror of My Son’s Addiction
Since your child was born, you have tried to be a “good-enough” parent. This obligation, skill set includes comforting and reducing his “boo-boos” to lessen the hurt. When the child…Read More
Looking Beyond The Peephole of Addiction
There are many books about addiction. Some are written by mothers who give you a glance into their private world of what it’s like having a daughter who is NOT…Read More
“People, Places, and Things” to Avoid During the Holidays
Families will be reuniting for the holidays soon. How will it be different after the Covoid pandemic? No longer isolated, how will this family time be different from last year?…Read More
How Do You Find The Right Sober Living Home?
Transitional living or Sober Living Homes are very important after Inpatient Rehab when those with substance abuse disorders are very vulnerable to relapse. In order to ensure sobriety, the staff …Read More
Read Between The Lines Of These “Emotional Growth Schools”
Eager for their child’s rehabilitation, many parents are hoodwinked by glossy brochures and the advice of educational consultants. I know I was. Therapeutic boarding schools spell R-E-L-I-E-F to a parent…Read More
National Suicide Prevention Month and National Recovery Month (September)are Intertwined
The Corona Virus attacks more than your lungs. It invades your psyche. Will you have a job? Can you support yourself and/or family? Will you continue to be isolated? How…Read More
Enabling or Caring?
When I was growing up, the BIG “C” was whispered among my parents’ friends. It was as if that disease as well as less serious health concerns such as hysterectomies,…Read More