Alcohol Use Disorder: Easy to Meet Criteria

Alcohol Use Disorder: Easy to Meet Criteria

A lot of patients I see don’t really know they may meet the criteria for alcohol use disorder. I can tell you that it’s not that hard to qualify, and more and more people are entering the ranks. From 2001 to 2012, the prevalence of alcohol use disorder (AUD) increased...
Millennial Sobriety

Millennial Sobriety

The following is a guest blog from a young woman who has chosen sobriety. It is a little longer than other blog articles, but I wanted to emphasize a couple of things by publishing it. One, you don’t have to hit rock bottom in order to stop drinking. Two, if you are...
My Husband Was My Enabler

My Husband Was My Enabler

Rebecca was here for a follow up after her alcohol detox at the Coleman Institute for Addiction Medicine. Two weeks earlier she and her husband of 38 years had spent the day with us in a quiet, private, comfortable room to help Rebecca carefully stop drinking alcohol....
Mommy’s Little Juice Box

Mommy’s Little Juice Box

As we know, parenthood is not for the faint of heart. Between raising children, a busy career, financial pressures, aging parents, changing bodies, the stresses can be overwhelming. Throughout the years, mothers have managed stress in different ways. In 1960 the first...
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...