Monthly Archives: October 2020

Sober Curious

For some folks, the decision to abstain from alcohol is completely clear . . . there is simply no other alternative.  But what about when an individual’s relationship with drinking isn’t as clear?  According to author Ruby Warrington, being sober curious means “literally to choose, to question, or get curious about every impulse, invitation and … Read More

Healthy Relationships

Oftentimes, when we start recovery, we recognize that there are underlying patterns in relationships that fueled or supported our problematic substance use.  John and Julie Gottman, founders of the Gottman Institute, study relationships and remind us that “no one can provide their partner with everything.  A single person can’t fulfill another’s every need.” This statement … Read More

Accidental Drug Overdoses

According to the Drug Policy Alliance, accidental drug overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 50 years old.  These deaths are largely preventable by increasing awareness, learning to look for the signs of overdose, having medications such as Naloxone available, and recognizing when people are struggling.