Newly Sober During the Holidays

Newly Sober During the Holidays

Christmas music is now playing in stores and on the radio and you are newly sober. Congratulations! This is an incredibly vulnerable time for a newly recovered person. Even the music can be a trigger. Recovery is a process and will be tested many times over the years....
5 Things To Remember If Your Kid Is Using Heroin

5 Things To Remember If Your Kid Is Using Heroin

When I started working at the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine many years ago, I was blown away by the parents who were shell-shocked to learn that their children—their high achieving, athletic, award-winning, popular, beloved children—were addicted to heroin....
The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

Gratitude is not just for Thanksgiving anymore. Gratitude practiced every day of the year—or most days anyway—is a way to conquer life’s challenges, including depression and recovery. There are endless ways in which we can do this, so stay tuned for...
Memes as a Recovery Tool

Memes as a Recovery Tool

There is absolutely nothing funny about addiction. Alcohol and opioid use disorders are causing deaths at unprecedented rates, destroying families, and costing the U.S. economy billions of dollars per year. The beginning stages of recovery are rough, really rough:...