Alcohol Poisoning—Causes, Consequences and Prevention

Alcohol Poisoning—Causes, Consequences and Prevention Alcohol poisoning is another term for an alcohol overdose, a serious medical crisis that can be lethal. It occurs when the blood level of alcohol is too high to be properly processed by the body. This typically results from drinking heavily in a short amount of time (binge drinking). People who [...]

By | May 16th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Alcohol Poisoning—Causes, Consequences and Prevention

9th Step Amends: How Making Amends is NOT Making an Apology

 How Making Amends is NOT Making an Apology Step Nine: Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. The 12 steps are a roadmap to a better way of life. People who actively work a 12 step program are typically free from their disease. Although [...]

By | April 27th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 9th Step Amends: How Making Amends is NOT Making an Apology

Does Recovery Truly Bring Happiness?

Does Recovery Truly Bring Happiness? Drinking excessively can take a toll on one's physical and mental state. If you are a weekend warrior or an everyday drinker you know exactly what I am talking about. Hardcore drinkers and alcoholics look for happiness at the end of the bottle and usually never find it. We see [...]

By | April 26th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Does Recovery Truly Bring Happiness?

7 Weekend Activities That Do Not Include Getting Hammered

7 Weekend Activities That Do Not Include Getting Hammered Fact: Everyone loves the weekend. Whether you are an adult or a kid, everyone counts down the days until its Friday. It is two days of freedom and it is totally acceptable to let loose. Most people tend to do exactly that. It is socially acceptable [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 7 Weekend Activities That Do Not Include Getting Hammered

Is Addiction a Disease?

Most Americans View Addiction as a Disease: Do You? Drug addiction is a disease by definition but up until recently a slim majority of Americans failed to recognize this. Drug addiction is a disease that requires medical attention but even with that known, many people claim they would not welcome anyone suffering from drug addiction into their [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Is Addiction a Disease?

Overdose Prevention: Surgeon General Urges Americans to Carry Naloxone

Surgeon General Advises Americans to Carry Naloxone If you witnessed someone drowning and knew you could save their life would you? For most people, this is a no-brainer, of course, you would save them if given the opportunity. Recently, the United States Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome M. Adams issued a national advisory urging Americans to [...]

By | April 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Overdose Prevention: Surgeon General Urges Americans to Carry Naloxone

Is it a Good Idea to Let Children Sip Alcohol

Should You Let Child Sip Alcohol? Young curious children often see their parents pop open a bottle of wine or beer and wonder what an adult drink is all about. But what is the harm in letting this child try a "sip" of your drink? A long-term study recently discovered that kids who had "sipped" [...]

By | April 4th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Is it a Good Idea to Let Children Sip Alcohol

Elite’s Believe It or Not: Permanent Acid Trip

Elite’s Believe It or Not: Permanent Acid Trips Imagine waking up on Christmas to a trip of a lifetime but not a physical trip … a psychological one. This is Bill Walton’s story.  While professional basketball player Bill Walton was playing with the San Diego Clippers (now the Los Angeles Clippers), he allegedly took nine [...]

By | April 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Elite’s Believe It or Not: Permanent Acid Trip

How Does Easter Relate to Addiction and Mental Health?

For some people, holidays are good times of the year to spend quality time with family members and friends. But, for other people, holidays can be the worst times of the year. Why? Family gatherings and social functions can be stressful. They might be reminders of unsettling past memories. It is not uncommon to be [...]

By | March 30th, 2018|Blog, Recovery, Stress Management, Strong Relationships and Addiction Recovery, Thinking Distortions|Comments Off on How Does Easter Relate to Addiction and Mental Health?

A Personal Note – When Your Kid Goes on a Relapse Binge

A Personal Note – When Your Kid Goes on a Relapse Binge   This week, for a personal note, I wanted to talk about when your kid goes on a relapse binge. Mostly, because it looks like my daughter has gone on a relapse binge, and so here we are, back to working to protect [...]

By | March 12th, 2018|A Personal Note, Blog|Comments Off on A Personal Note – When Your Kid Goes on a Relapse Binge