Asking For Help…..

Asking For Help…..

One of the hardest things, I think, for people to do, is to ask for help.  We are such a society of ‘self-sufficiency’; it is almost considered a weakness if we can’t figure things out for ourselves.  From washing a load of laundry, to pumping gas or...
Why Is It So Hard Tp Quit Drinking?

Why Is It So Hard Tp Quit Drinking?

A Brief History Alcohol addiction has baffled doctors, psychiatrists and most people since its inception thousands and thousands of years ago.  Archaeological site digs have unearthed ancient gourds or receptacles, where remains of fermented beverages existed at least...
Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Continuum of Care

Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Continuum of Care

When we are contemplating treatment for help with addiction or alcohol use disorders, we are faced with an enormous task of deciding where to start and where to turn for help.  Googling services opens up ad after ad of businesses pushing their brand of treatment. ...
Binge Drinking

Binge Drinking

Alcohol has been around since ancient times. Its use has been traced back 10,000 years, when it was first consumed for its psychoactive effects. Today, it fuels a billion-dollar industry and is socially accepted almost globally, having become a major part of human...
Why Are Support Groups So Important?

Why Are Support Groups So Important?

Whatever you are experiencing in your life, knowing that you are not facing it alone can help you to cope with the changes in your circumstances.  Whether you are dealing with loss of a loved one, illnesses or any kind of life change, connecting with others in similar...
Searching for Peace

Searching for Peace

In a world growing increasingly chaotic and uncertain, finding peace in the moment seems impossible.  Wars are looming and anger is growing.  Neighbors turn on each other, peaceful protests turn violent on all sides.  Volcanoes are erupting, earthquakes and hurricanes...