Surgeon General’s Report Summary – Chapter 4

Surgeon General’s Report Summary – Chapter 4

Well-supported scientific evidence shows that substance use disorders can be effectively treated, with recurrence rates no higher than those for other chronic illnesses such as diabetes, asthma,…

Surgeon General’s Report Summary – Chapter 5

Surgeon General’s Report Summary – Chapter 5

Recovery advocates have created a once-unimagined vocal and visible recovery presence, as living proof that long-term recovery exists in the millions of individuals who have attained degrees…

Surgeon General’s Report Summary – Chapter 6

Surgeon General’s Report Summary – Chapter 6

Chapter 6 focuses mainly on integration of general health care with substance abuse services. Because of this, I have chosen not to summarize this chapter in detail….

Surgeon General’s Report Summary – Chapter 7

Surgeon General’s Report Summary – Chapter 7

Chapter 7, the last chapter, is devoted to the Surgeon General’s call to action. There are many things we as individuals can do, not only individually, but…

My Alcohol Evaluation Experience

My Alcohol Evaluation Experience

Today I’d like to share my alcohol evaluation experience in hopes that it helps you, or someone you know, start the process of reaching out for help….

My Journey To Alcoholism

My Journey To Alcoholism

Today I would like to share my journey to alcoholism, or if you prefer, Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). With so much information out there, it can be…

My Response To “Wondering”

My Response To “Wondering”

After reading the letter “Am I An Alcoholic?” on Laura McKowen’s blog “Letters to Laura”, I was upset, on the verge of angry. Laura’s response was, in…

Why I Call Myself An Alcoholic

Why I Call Myself An Alcoholic

In this post, I will explain why I call myself an alcoholic. The reason I am writing this post is because I’m sick of so many people…

Back To Basics

Back To Basics

This week I went back to basics. I’ve been overwhelmed this past month with many thoughts and fears, and I lost sight of my center. Lately, I’ve…

Trading One Addiction For Another

Trading One Addiction For Another

Trading one addiction for another is a common problem amongst alcoholics, or people with substance use disorders. Just when you think getting sober is your biggest hurdle,…

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