What is Sobriety?

Most of us think of sobriety and we think of the dictionary definition, the act of not drinking. While this definition is often enough for persons who are not in recovery, it is nowhere close to spanning the depth and scope of the word and its meaning to those in recovery. As a recovering alcoholic […]

Residential vs. Inpatient Treatment: What’s the Difference?

Addiction and recovery seem to be deceptively straightforward concepts, which reinforces many of the misconceptions that are woven into the fabric of public opinion. In fact, the addiction stigma, which continues to be a major deterrent, is largely informed — or misinformed, as it were — by stereotypes, generalizations and assumptions. But for all the […]

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 […]