Some Things You May Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part 21: You can’t stop cravings from knocking at the door, but you don’t have to answer

You could stop using whatever it is that is destroying you and you will still think about it from time to time. You’ll have dreams of using. A beer truck might roll by and you’ll feel thirsty. That old life will seem good every now and then. You could have some very good reasons toContinue reading “Some Things You May Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part 21: You can’t stop cravings from knocking at the door, but you don’t have to answer”

The Shrink’s Links: In the Rooms

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: In the Rooms Can’t get to an AA meeting, or NA or GA, or any of the other varieties of self help groups/ Experience strength and hope is right at your fingertips. Join In the RoomsContinue reading “The Shrink’s Links: In the Rooms”

The Shrink’s Links: AA

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Alcoholics Annonymous I wouldn’t be much of a substance abuse counselor if I didn’t leave a link for the great grand daddy of all self help groups, now would I? Click here to go to theContinue reading “The Shrink’s Links: AA”

Announcement: Impaired Driver Assessments

It’s official. I’m now recognized by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) as an Impaired Driving Offender Clinical Screening and Assessment Provider. Please read that sentence carefully before jumping to any conclusions. No, I was not convicted of drunk driving. But, if you have been, or if you areContinue reading “Announcement: Impaired Driver Assessments”

Favorite Quotes: Life is a Journey

Birth is a beginning and death a destination; But life is a journey. A going, a growing from stage to stage: From childhood to maturity and youth to old age. From innocence to awareness and ignorance to knowing; From foolishness to discretion and then perhaps, to wisdom. From weakness to strength or strength to weaknessContinue reading “Favorite Quotes: Life is a Journey”

Can’t Sleep? A Guide to the Land of Nod, Part II

So, you can’t sleep and, instead of tossing around some more in bed, you got up to do some surfing on the web. You found this site and clicked, hoping for some help, eager for a few zzz’s. Well, I might be able to help you by introducing you, one at a time, to aContinue reading “Can’t Sleep? A Guide to the Land of Nod, Part II”