Get Sober For Christmas

Get Sober For Christmas

One of the most moving themes I hear from my patients has to do with how different their lives are in sobriety at the holidays. A big, tattooed, talented father of two told us while we placed his long-acting naltrexone implant that the best thing about being clean was...
All I Want For Christmas Is Sobriety

All I Want For Christmas Is Sobriety

To choose nursing or medicine as a profession comes with the reality that, at some points in your career, you will likely be covering weekends and holidays. So when my children were young, I had to take my turns doing shifts on Thanksgiving and Christmas for many...
Hospice Care and an Addiction Treatment Clinic

Hospice Care and an Addiction Treatment Clinic

This may not be what you would expect to read in a blog of an addiction treatment program but opioids are my best friend right now. You see, my father in law is dying. Sure, he’s 95, but a month ago he was working and driving! And yet here he lies at a beautiful...
I Think my Coworker May Have an Addiction

I Think my Coworker May Have an Addiction

Here’s the scenario: Your coworker is exhibiting uncharacteristic behavior at work and you are concerned it may possibly be an addiction problem. It could be to alcohol, prescription or nonprescription drugs or even a behavioral addiction to gaming, gambling or sex....