Substance Abuse

How to Fight the Urge to Drink

When recovering from addiction, it is important to realize that sobriety is the foundation of your life. Sobriety doesn’t guarantee a good life, but good things become elusive without sobriety. The more you are convinced that everything in life depends on your...

Fall Off the Wagon?

Ever wonder why someone goes back to drinking or doing drugs after getting clean and sober? To an outside observer, this process of “falling off the wagon” or relapsing often doesn’t make any sense, especially if the alcoholic or addict has either been sober for a...

The Journey of Healing and Recovery

The process of recovery from emotional pain or substance abuse is a journey. The journey is often filled with twists and turns which may leave you wondering when it will end. Having a therapist to be your guide during this journey can provide you hope during the dark...

Why do Alcoholics and Addicts Lie?

Have you ever looked at your spouse, child, parent, friend, or loved one and asked, “What happened to the person that I used to know?” or “Why do I feel so crazy when I talk to them?” Living with an alcoholic or addict can be stressful and overwhelming, especially...

Open Letter to Alcoholics and Addicts

Have you ever wondered if you should quit drinking or doing drugs? No, I don’t mean today, I mean one of those times in the past. You know, one of those times when you were hungover or wondering what happened the night before. Maybe it was a time when you woke up...

How to quit drinking

Learn to recognize the signs of problem drinking and addiction – Family members or friends are usually the first people to bring up the problems around drinking. Unfortunately, many people ignore these early complaints or dismiss them as just “nagging” behavior. Don’t...