Over 60? 3 Great Reasons to Quit Drinking Now

Over 60? 3 Great Reasons to Quit Drinking Now

I asked my dear and accomplished friend, Leslie Eckford, to guest write a blog post on some things to consider regarding alcohol and aging. Leslie is the co-author of Aging with Care: How to Hire and Manage Caregivers at Home (Rowman and Littlefield 2018) and...
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...
Self Care for Fast Times

Self Care for Fast Times

Oh my. The holidays. The responsibilities. The drama. The pressure. It can make a sane person crazy and a sober person relapse. There are so many things out there on social media about self-care, but as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner with an additional specialty...