Stress Management with Meditation and Acupuncture

Stress in relation to addictions is a given in our modern day lives, stress management skills are critically important during early recovery as well as ongoing sobriety. Learning how to manage day to day stress is one of the most powerful steps you can make towards developing optimal health. Beyond a doubt, stress overload is […]

Terrorism vs. the Opioid Epidemic

Every day, breaking news seems to bring new threats. Many people comment that our world is moving quickly and that violence and extremism are ever-present dangers. Visible images from television and the Internet often leave people anxious and concerned. Will terrorism ever end? Will we be able to experience a sense of safety—and for that […]

Heroin in the Suburbs: Why It’s a Crisis and Not an Oxymoron

To those naïve about addiction, the words “heroin” and “suburbs” may not seem to go together. But in fact, it’s the perfect marriage – a marriage made in hell. It’s a connection fueled by ample resources, stigma and easy access to the drug hubs of major cities. Some of the nation’s most severe heroin epidemics […]

Common Challenges of Raising Kids When You Have ADHD

When I was diagnosed with inattentive ADHD several years ago, many aspects of my life suddenly made a whole lot more sense, including my sometimes less-than-stellar attempts to parent my four children. As a then-divorced mom with full custody of the kids, the majority of the child-rearing tasks fell to me, along with trying to […]