Finding the Right Therapist with an Addiction is Critical
"I know many very well-qualified therapists, people whom I would trust to treat my friends and family, who forget everything they know about human beings once a person with an addiction walks into their offices." -Lance...read more
The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program in 3 Minutes!
I'm so glad to have found this program! The training is great, too!read more
Addiction-Vortex into the Here and Now
Thought provoking interview with a neuroscientist about whether addiction is a disease or a compulsive behavior that has been over-learned. “Behaviors can become compulsive and hard to control but that doesn't make it a disease.” Rather, it makes it a kind of...read more
Harm Reduction Explained
If you are not ready to totally abstain, you can at least minimize the risk to your health, career and relationships by utilizing at least some of the elements of Harm Reduction. Here is a brief introduction, then additional short videos explain each element.read more
The Old 12-Step Model is Falling by the Wayside
In 2006, one of the most prestigious scientific research organizations in the world, the Cochrane Collaboration, conducted a review of the many studies conducted between 1966 and 2005 and reached a stunning conclusion: No experimental studies unequivocally...read more
The devil, my friend, is in the third drink!
Have you found this to be true, that it's the 3rd drink that does you in? I have. After the second drink, sometimes I wonder why I ordered the third drink, but by the time it's gone, I want another and another. These are 33 reasons that third drink literally ruins...read more
A New High of Epidemic Proportions-Has it Entered Your Home?
A terrifying new “legal high” has hit our streets. Methyl-carbonol, known by the street name “wiz,” is a clear liquid that causes cancers, liver problems, and brain disease, and is more toxic than ecstasy and cocaine. Addiction can occur after just one drink, and...read more
Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s Death-Unnecessary yet Inevitable
So, so sad-Russell Brand on Phillip Seymour Hoffman- In spite of his life seeming superficially great, in spite of all the praise and accolades, in spite of all the loving friends and family, there is a predominant voice in the mind of an addict that supersedes all...read more
Great New Tool to Log your Progress
Saying When: How to quit drinking or cut down...read more
Benefits of Being Alcohol-Free for 1 Year
My favorite-1. MY SENSES ARE HEIGHTENED X1000Wow I feel everything with a noticeable heightened sensitivity. This includes emotions, muscle pain, sense of smell, hearing, and taste. My nose is so sensitive to smells I am ALWAYS saying “it smells like ___ in here”,...read more