Not All Addiction Treatment Programs Are Created Equal

This has gone on long enough. It’s hard enough to balance everything in life without constantly reminding him to stop drinking. You are not alone when it comes to navigating how to start your husband on the road to recovery. Getting your husband into treatment for alcoholism isn’t only about him getting sober — it’s about […]

Ultimatums Aren’t Always the Ultimate Solution

Things had been going fine. It was all fine. Until… it wasn’t. There was a fight. It wasn’t supposed to be, but it was. It started out simply talking about us, then turned into being about the alcohol, his job, our kids… Something was said and we lashed out. He found the bottle he had […]

Counseling for Hostage Victims

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a potentially devastating disease that frequently leads to substance abuse and other psychological distress if it is not treated. Hostage victims usually experience some form of PTSD and can benefit from specialized counseling. If patients seek specialized counseling and also take appropriate medications for their troubling symptoms, they have incredibly […]

Trauma Wounds and Addiction

“If you knew how excruciatingly uncomfortable it is to live in my own skin, you would understand why I do not want to be present in my body and in this world.” Anonymous Some version of this statement is, unfortunately, a heartbreakingly common thought often expressed by someone coping with addiction. It is also heartbreakingly […]