Is Your Drinking But a Symptom of a Bigger Void?

People are drinking more than ever, particularly millennials. Women especially, guzzle wine like crazy, and according to one article in The Fix, “Women are drinking twice as much wine as men.” So what’s going on? Why are so many women numbing...

5 Tips On How To Stay Sober During The Holidays

Holiday Drinking: The Green Light That Doesn’t Turn Red Again Until New Year’s Day The span between Thanksgiving and New Year’s can be a challenging time for those who are trying to get sober, stay sober and even for those who want enjoy the holidays...

3 Things You Swear You’ll Never Do Again

Sure, it always starts our fun. Girl’s night out, woo-hoo. You deserve a night out with your friends, after all it’s been a long week of work and kids and you deserve to treat yourself. Who can argue with that? What happens for far too many women though, is that a...

Superwoman? She Doesn’t Live Here Any More

Where did the notion come from that any of us had to be superwoman? And why didn’t anyone tell us that wearing a cape  isn’t the answer? As if women don’t have enough to do, and then to heap that sort of expectation on our heads, is it any wonder more and more women...

Many Paths Lead to Recovery: Can We Stop All the Judging?

There is no shortage of misconceptions and hurt feelings swirling about when it comes to 12-step based recovery verses recovery from opiate abuse that extols the virtues of medication-assisted therapy. It doesn’t take but a few minutes of perusing the internet...

Are Your Lofty Expectations Killing You? Making You Feel Depressed?

Anxious, stressed. It’s hard to have a conversation with anyone anymore without those two words cropping up. What seeps into the conversation next are the medications people take to deal with their anxiety and stress, but do those medications work? Over the last...

America’s Love Affair With Prescription Drugs

For the past twenty-four years I’ve worked in emergency rooms and psychiatric wards as a registered nurse. As far as I’m concerned, much of my nursing career has been a twenty-four year long research project. I continue to be saddened by what I see when it comes to...