August 13, 2020

While there is a widely accepted genetic link to addiction, many are unaware of all the research available on how the disease of addiction is unknowingly being enabled by the family.  That data clearly shows that family dynamics also play a significant role in active s...

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration define recovery as “as a process of change through which an individual achieves abstinence, health, wellness and quality-of-life.” 

Many people successfully recover from addiction through diligence and with proper sup...

The recovery community continues to be at high risk for relapse due to COVID-19.  Quarantine, social distancing, job losses, financial strains, etc. have challenged the recovery of many addicts and alcoholics. Many have relapsed during this unprecedented time and are i...

As a highly trained and experienced professional interventionist, my job is to work closely with families to get loved ones suffering from addiction into the appropriate treatment program.  Providing expert guidance in a non-judgmental and compassionate way most often...

April 27, 2020

With this unprecedented, world-wide situation comes an increased likelihood of relapse. The wisdom of my long-term recovery tells me that I must be more diligent in protecting my sobriety right now – and I believe the best way to do this is to focus on the “bumper stic...

What do we do to protect our recovery when the whole world goes mad over toilet paper? When everything changes so suddenly on such a large scale, the anxiety level of the masses reaches a fever pitch very quickly.  While this blog speaks mostly to those in recovery, yo...

March 17, 2020

As a mental health professional, it is of great concern to me the emotional impact the Coronavirus is having on the general population.  The situation is evolving even as I am writing this blog, so I will keep it focused on staying emotionally and psychologically healt...

February 21, 2020

This is the first in a series of blog articles on spiritual development in children. As an addiction specialist, family therapist and a father, I have learned that the spiritual health of children is of paramount importance to them becoming happy, well-adjusted adults...

January 24, 2020

Alcoholism and Diabetes are both are chronic diseases.  Although the treatment for these two diseases differs, they are both lifelong and can be fatal if not treated properly. This blog addresses them and why they are perceived so differently.

Both Have Symptoms that Ca...

December 7, 2019

This is the second in a series of blogs about the effects of substance abuse on family relationships.  Addiction is a family disease and every member of the family is affected.  When a loved one is active in their addiction the equilibrium of the whole family is upset....

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