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...
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...