The Insanity of a Family Disease

During my twenty-five year career in substance abuse treatment, I’ve frequently heard family members (and clients) insist that "Alcohol isn't his/her/my problem - drugs are!" and "Alcoholism isn't his/her/my problem - addiction is!" as if the same principles of recovery from chemical dependency don't apply to any dysfunctional situation where alcohol either isn't present or isn't present enough to be identified as the primary drug-of-choice.

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10 Benefits of Telehealth for Addiction Treatment

10 Benefits of Telehealth for Addiction Treatment Given that the world is battling a worldwide pandemic, the ways in which various conditions are treated has been drastically changed. Although most…

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Alumni Spotlight

May Alumni Spotlight – Christine M.

Hi, my name is Chris and I am an alcoholic, and by the grace of God I have been sober since September 6, 2016 and for that I am grateful. I took my first drink at the age of 13. I grew up in a loving non-drinking home with my parents, who are still married today, with two brothers and one sister. I had a huge Catholic family and alcoholism ran throughout it – grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

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Spirituality for Mental Health: Five Ways to Reduce Stress

In troubling times, it can be easy to fall prey to stress. Sudden demands upon your time or financial difficulties can all contribute towards anxiety and stress. If you’re unable to…

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Alumni Spotlight

From Tragedy to Sobriety

Hello, my name Bill and I’m an alcoholic. I started drinking regularly at the age of 13. Before I started drinking I viewed myself as a loser and was never really good at anything; mediocre at best. I was full of fear and self-doubt. I was bullied in school and was made fun of by older kids and that did nothing but make me recede into myself further. When I was introduced to alcohol, my whole outlook on life changed.

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Coronavirus and Treatment

Right now is a scary time for most of us. Coronavirus is spreading and the uncertainty is frightening. If you are struggling with addiction and/or mental health issues yet have fears about entering rehab during this time, we are here to help you. Here is more about coronavirus and addiction – what you need to know and how you can get the help you need.

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Placing Our Faith in Faith

Amid this period of uncertainty, many have exerted effort to tap into their inner resources and reservoirs of strength. Some do so through looking to take action such as getting involved in service work or using their individual talents to assist others. Others find strength through meaningful time with loved ones, engaging in enjoyable activities, or within the quiet of solitude.

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Finding Connection in a Time of Distancing

As the global pandemic continues, and more people are finally beginning to truly understand the need for social distancing, fears of isolation are also growing. Does social distancing automatically create social isolation?

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Alumni Spotlight

February Alumni Spotlight – William M.

My name is William. That’s me – the fat guy with those 3 beautiful girls in Maui this past Christmas. One year, 2 months, and 25 days ago, my 3 beautiful girls, my family, were all scared to death of me. Once again, after almost 2 years of sobriety, the addict in me took me away from them.

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Love My Transformation

Sitting at my desk this morning, I said, “Hey Siri, what is the definition of transformation?” In her robotic, Australian accent (it’s my favorite of the options) she responded, “transformation: a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance.”

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