The doctor can't admit their confusion. How can someone who is reasonable in all areas of their life, act completely insane when it comes to a certain type of beverage. It's hard to watch. How can someone with two Driving Under the Influence arrests (DUI's) drive drunk, the night they are released from jail? How … Continue reading Helping an Alcoholic – What a doctor won’t tell you
Recovery, Support and 12-Step Groups
Let me clear up some confusion. There are various names for similar recovery organizations. You might hear "self-help group" "support group" "12-step" or even "peer group". In the medical community they call it Mutual Aid Support. That sounds a little clunky to my ear, but okay, I can go with it. What do these groups do? These groups normally … Continue reading Recovery, Support and 12-Step Groups
5 Quick Recovery Tips
Quick ways for successful sobriety. These include social media links, prescription pill advice and what to do after rehab.
About six months ago, I was contacted by a young woman to do an interview. It was really quite random. She had visited our website (and probably many others) and felt inspired to create an "alcoholism portal". She called and asked for an informal interview. My husband and I were driving across country, in an RV, … Continue reading Interviewing Alcoholics
How do you gamble … minus the addiction?
I have a bit of experience with gambling addiction. When I was just a few days old, I was given up for adoption. In my 20's I met my birth mother. She told me that my grandfather was a gambling addict. Now, I am not referring to the classic "he lost all the family money". I am … Continue reading How do you gamble … minus the addiction?
Addiction – there is an app for that.
Drug Addiction and Recovery Apps are very popular right now. There are so many to choose from -- it's easy to get overwhelmed. I rounded up a small list - the focus in on the recovery of alcoholism, addiction, eating disorders, mental illness and gambling. The Alcohol Use Predictor This app is designed to be a screening … Continue reading Addiction – there is an app for that.
Web Junkie – Internet Addiction Documentary
Internet Addiction is a hot topic, especially in our home. My son, who is 7, will be the first generation of children born with an iPad in their hands. Ok, that might be an exaggeration, but he did get one at the age of two. I wonder what the effects will be both mentally and … Continue reading Web Junkie – Internet Addiction Documentary
Drug Addicts and Alcoholics – Tell the Truth
When I was drunk or high, there was an easy way to tell if I was telling the truth ... words were coming out of my mouth. Read the rest of the story on our main site. Our 800RecoveryHub site offers free and confidential help
The Alcoholic Myth – Native American’s
It’s a terrible stereotype that Native American's like to drink “fire water” and stumble through life drunk. This article has been moved to my main blog!
Socially Using Drugs
I was never a social drinker. My motivation for drinking was to change the way I was felt. My experience with drugs was the same; so it shouldn’t surprise you that I haven’t tried a mind-altering substance I didn’t like. I am not against drugs and alcohol. I am just against drugs and alcohol for … Continue reading Socially Using Drugs