The Myth of the ‘Functioning Alcoholic’

The Myth of the ‘Functioning Alcoholic’

Laura now realizes that this is no longer a joke. While she used to kid around calling herself a “functioning alcoholic,” that all changed when, after many attempts at cutting back, stopping drinking for a period of time, or setting limits, she suddenly lost her job...
Curbing the Cravings: Naltrexone and Addiction

Curbing the Cravings: Naltrexone and Addiction

I had to laugh when Miriam (not her real name) told me the best thing about sobriety is that her husband is not so annoying to be around. The hardest thing: dealing with cravings. Miriam is in her late 50’s and completed an Alcohol Detox at the Coleman Institute for...
Has Your Drinking Crossed the Line?

Has Your Drinking Crossed the Line?

People often schedule consultations with our office to explore questions about their alcohol use. Drinking is so ubiquitous and our culture is so alcohol-centric, that frequently people aren’t sure whether their drinking is “normal” or if they are developing a...