Happiness Quotient: Date or Drink?

Most women need to feel at least mildly desperate before they are willing to look at their life and make the necessary changes. A hundred forms of unhappiness can ensue, but people will keep on doing what they do, and they’ll continue to get what they get until...

Look Mom, I Can Hide Alcohol In My Hair Brush!

Way to Go Cosmopolitan! Cosmopolitan Magazine markets to young women. In a recent article, the magazine offered up ways to hide booze in everyday items such as a hair brush. Way to go Cosmopolitan!  With high school and college students dying from alcohol poisoning,...

Why Doesn’t Your Doctor Know Anything about Addiction?

So here’s the truth. After working in healthcare for twenty-four years, in emergency rooms and psych wards, coupled with my numerous experiences in dealing with alcoholics, I’ve learned a few things: Let’s see, my list covers most bases:  I grew up with alcoholic mom,...

Women & Alcohol: Life in India Becomes More Complicated

Women in India Need Help Too I love tossing around topics and running things by some of the women who read my FB blog to help get a feel for what’s going on in other parts of the world. Not surprising at all is the fact that women and our concerns are much the same...

Trade Review and World News

What’s In the News Another month or so and Raising the Bottom makes its debut! Behind the scenes a lot is going on. My publicists will be in NY for BooKExpo pitching Raising the Bottom and talking to anyone who will listen. She’s a sharp gal and knows her stuff....

Codependency: What’s That?

Codependency—so what is it? Codependency is usually a learned behavior and crops up frequently in families where alcoholism or heavy drinking plays a role, but it can also occur in families not plagued by alcoholism, but perhaps in families who have become entrenched...