Wellbriety Column: The Mother and Son Relationship in Addiction

The relationship between a Mother and her son is one that transcends time. No matter the age of your child they are still your baby and you want to protect them. I remember speaking to a therapist (and close friend) years ago regarding my son. I will never forget this conversation as long as I live. [Continue reading on HalfFullMag.com]

Wellbriety Column: Addiction and Relationships

Hello again! I hope these blogs are helping you to understand more about the DISEASE of ADDICTION. It took me years of study to truly understand it, so I empathize with those of you who have loved ones suffering with their demons. How you, as a spouse, Mother, Father, sibling, handle your relationship with an addict impacts them tremendously. They may not care to show that while they are using, but your support through that time will definitely be rewarded once they are in recovery. I know this from first hand experience with my own son… [Continue Reading on HalfFullMag.com]

Wellbriety Column: What is a Recovery Coach?

Since becoming certified as a RECOVERY SUPPORT SPECIALIST, I have included this into my practice for 2015. But a lot of people really don’t understand what a Recovery Coach does. In this new article, I’ll explain it further.

Wellbriety Column: Staying In Recovery During the Holidays

Hello Again!! Welcome to my third article in this current series. As the holidays quickly approach most of us will be attending those wonderfully festive events with co-workers, family and friends. Those of us who are not in recovery look forward to these gatherings with heightened anticipation to help ease the stress of this busy time of year. Unfortunately though, recovering addicts look at these two last months of the year with the utmost dread. Why, you ask? Because while being able to manage their sobriety with meetings, therapy and the like for 10 months out of the year, these last 60 days are the most challenging and bring about more relapses, overdoses and suicides than I care to share.

Wellbriety Column: What About Web-Therapy for the Addict?

In this second article I have decided to discuss the topic of Web-Therapy also called E-Therapy for the addict. Personally I am a bit conflicted on this issue since I have seen the benefits of one-on-one and group therapy for a person with substance abuse issues.

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