Tuesday July 29th 2014


Mixing methadone with alcohol

July 5th, 2014

Methadone and alcohol are two substances that should not be used together. Dangerous complications including respiratory problems, low blood pressure, a weak heart rate, and coma are possible. More on risks of mixing the two here.

Growing up with alcoholic parents

June 29th, 2014

There is so much about alcoholism that brings us to grief. But when we accept that which we cannot understand, we can create room to feel, to live and to thrive. More on how to grow up OUT OF alcoholism here.

Differences between a mental and physical addiction to alcohol

June 27th, 2014

Mental addiction to alcohol is characterized by craving; physical addiction occurs when your body becomes dependent on alcohol to function normally. More on the distinction here.

Should sober living houses be covered by insurance? INTERVIEW with Opportunities Halfway House

June 24th, 2014

A review of the PROs and CONs of combining insurance with halfway house reimbursement. An article of interest to parents and regulating state/federal governments! More about sober living and insurance here.

How to create a gratitude list

June 22nd, 2014

Gratitude = positive attitude. How can you start to incorporate gratefulness every day? Learn how to make a gratitude list in 7 easy steps here.

Sober summer activities

June 21st, 2014

Some ideas for fun-in-the-sun activities..without the hangover!

Choosing an addiction treatment center: 13 principles + 5 questions

June 16th, 2014

There are thousands of addiction treatment centers in the U.S. alone. How do you know which is the right place for you? We help guide your process here.

Family dysfunction and addiction: 3 steps for better emotional health

June 13th, 2014

Addiction promotes family dysfunction. So how can you break out of roles you've adapted to survive? Maggie Harmon speaks from experience here.


External enablers: It takes two!

June 7th, 2014

Enablers can help a loved one's addiction recovery. How can you turn negative enabling into positive help? More here.


How do I help my addict son or daughter?

June 5th, 2014

From Dr. Howard Samuels, three (3) tips on how to cope financially and emotionally to addiction...especially when the addict is your own child.