The Burgeoning Battle

Although no one actually says it, there seems to still be a distinct stigma surrounding many discussions on the subject of recovery from substance abuse and addiction. In our current world of mental health exploration and discovery, where the presence of Prozac...

Sobriety Amid the Summer Soirees

Ahhhh, summertime – here it comes. The start of the summer season is marked by Memorial Day and the official kick off is this weekend. So, what does that mean? For many it means sun, fun, vacation, backyard barbeques, time by the pool, spending time at the beach,...

The Siren Song of Sugar

 If we think, for one moment, that the effects elicited by that little 5 letter word is as innocuous as its size on paper then we may be setting ourselves up for disaster. Yes, there I’ve said it and yes, I’m talking about sugar!Sugar (and its many derivatives) is a...

Addiction​, Recovery and The Holidaze

The ‘Holidaze’ are a stressful time; full of pent up emotions and often resulting in very intense interactions between family members and those we are closest to. For those in addiction/recovery, the holidaze, may mean a tenuous time filled with the...

Truth, Lies and Addiction

Now that the ‘Holidaze’ are over and  2013 is here, many are thinking about change. For individuals engaged in active addiction, this may be a time of reflection;  thinking of a *new* start: a time to end the addiction process. However, as many who have...