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Alcohol being poured at dinner


Feb 20

February 18, 2020

Millennial Sobriety

By The Coleman Institute

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 concerned about, or questioning your drinking, you don’t have to label yourself as an alcoholic before giving abstinence a try.


Group of friends cooking and drinking wine


Feb 20

February 13, 2020

Who Should You Surround Yourself With in Recovery?

By The Coleman Institute

If only life could be like it was in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood. If you are too young to remember Mr. Rogers, it’s worth a look on YouTube. Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood was a beautiful, idyllic, albeit imagined place. Unfortunately. If the world ran as an episode of Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood, we would all be happier, healthier and content.


Woman looking at sunset


Feb 20

February 5, 2020

Recovery: Rewriting Our Stories

By The Coleman Institute

I had the fortune of recently attending a retreat focused on “rewriting our stories.” You may be asking, “Wait, how can I re-write my story… it already happened? I can’t change the past.”


Alcohol bottles at a bar


Jan 20

January 30, 2020

8 Quotes from Famous People Who Stopped Drinking Like a Boss

By The Coleman Institute

I carry a pen around at work (even though I have had to resign myself to using electronic medical records…sigh) because my patients in recovery say the most profound things.


Man in hoodie sitting on park bench


Jan 20

January 29, 2020

How to Stop Reacting and Start Responding to Create Your Best Life

By The Coleman Institute

I was just re-reading a reference to Victor Frankl. I read his book, Man’s Search for Meaning many years ago.

Frankl, a Jewish psychiatrist, was imprisoned by the Nazis in WWII. During his time in the concentration camps, he suffered unimaginable indignities and torture and has become known for his writings from that time.


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