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...

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...

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...

February 28, 2019

My mother Betty used to quote Benjamin Franklin often when saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  Really good advice I think when it comes to protecting our children in today’s complicated world!  

The Reality of Teenage Drug Use Today

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October 23, 2018

This is a letter I received from a mom sharing her feelings about her son’s long battle with addiction, which ultimately resulted in his death from an overdose June 7, 2016.  It is being published with permission, entirely in her own words. It is our hope that it may h...

September 12, 2018

Adolescence is a time in our lives when we’re naturally curious and eager to explore the world in new and exciting ways.  However, the brains of teens and even young adults are not fully developed enough at this stage to make rational, informed decisions and lack mecha...