It should not take a death to access the documents and secret decision making of drug treatment court meetings. They are making life and death decisions with no liability.
When I first met my life partner 10 years ago, he had just quit doing a whole host of things that weren't healthy for his mind, body or spirit. We m...
Many people who enter rehab for various mental health issues sometimes do not know how to take advantage of the advice given to them. Many of these people go to rehab multiple times and still are not sure how to handle their mental health issues.
The Drapers lived in Ossining, N.Y., and so did we beginning in 1963. Before that, we lived in a Bronx apartment building on Fordham Hill, a place I hadn't thought of in years.
We have all learned something about one of our kid's friends or one of our friend's kids that we are not sure what to do with.
Many people who struggle with stress, mental illness or sub-optimal mental health lack the time and finances to engage in weekly therapy or ongoing me...
Using drugs and alcohol are not the answers to your problems. They might make you feel better for a while but sooner or later you will have to face yo...
I heard someone say that you have two lives; you start living the second one when you realize you only have one. And that's what I've been doing the past 1,000 days. Life is for living, and I can't do that if I am not present for it, and I can't be present for it if I'm not sober.
While there are a lot of campaigns for a lot of good causes, (I support a lot of them), this one is worth supporting. With every story, every conversation, every step, Chris will be showing the 23 million people who are suffering that this is not the end; in fact it's just the beginning of the journey.
While I absolutely believe that AA is far from perfect, please trust me when I suggest that we would not want to wake up tomorrow in a world without it.
There's a new brouhaha about Alcoholics Anonymous in the media in an article in The Atlantic and recent book about "The Irrationality of Alcoholics An...
In response to the opioid crisis, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has developed one of the first outpatient opioid-specific treatment groups that supports both medically assisted treatment along with traditional abstinence-based treatment adjunct to 12-step facilitation.
I don't think anyone expects to attend a music festival and end up in the hospital later that night or have one of his or her friends end up with an even more tragic end. To keep these festivals a fun and exciting day for attendees there has to be safety measures to keep drugs out of these venues.
I was recently blown away by a fascinating documentary revealing the brilliance and daring of the two young men who discovered The Who and brought, dragged, finessed and nurtured them onto world stage.
We have all at some time or another been impacted either directly or indirectly by someone who has been using drugs and/or alcohol. This can come in many forms.
What I later found out was that people's "bottoms" are all over the board. Some high. Some low. Some short. Some long. Some hit what they think is their bottom and find trap door after trap door of even lower bottoms. I guess I never gave the term "rock bottom" any thought until I hit it and even then, all I knew was my own rock bottom.