Share a unique part of your recovery program. Is it yoga? Japanese flower arranging? Fencing? We're looking to compile a list of short 100-word capsules of non-12 Step, non-IOP ways you've chosen to enhance your life and heal yourself. The weirder the better! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks
It's OK for a relationship to stay in stasis. Keeping it there while extricating yourself from it for the purposes of self-preservation is healthy, as extricating yourself from any situation that would normally make you drink is a sober decision.
This holiday season, can you finally shut the door on the alcoholic or drug addict in your family?
A Scram anklet? A urine test? Anything to help a desperate father prove he's sober enough to be around his kids.
Are you thinking about organizing an intervention for the addict in your life ? Think hard on that before you begin the group text. Make sure you're doing it for the right reasons–not just to be self-righteous.
After two weeks of torment from the Brett Kavanaugh hearings (and his eventual confirmation), our resident social worker and alcohol expert, Joe Schrank, has some space to discuss the other-other problem: America's continued nonchalance about "youthful binge drinking."
I had never taught sober before. I’d always either taken Valium or had a few drinks, so I was googling articles about how the new modern smart mom drinks while pregnant. I found these articles convincing, and I was definitely headed down the road of telling myself I’d just have one glass this one day.
"I try to think of my clients as having Stage 4 cancer, so I'm aware they won’t all make it. Arrogance is one of my flaws, but I know I can't control addiction. The body count is high and it is kind of wearing on me."
The wrong way to react to the Opioid Crisis is with shock, horror, and surprise. Drug users use drugs. The question is will they use egregious lethal street drugs or something regulated and supervised that will help them.