Excessive drinking is a safety issue in more ways than one. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 10,265 individuals were killed in drunk-driving accidents in 2015 alone. Use of Uber or Lyft may help one avoid driving while intoxicated, however, drinking has other risks we often don’t think about. Safety Risks of Excessive … Read more Your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) and What It Can Tell You
Most people who drink excessively experience times where they know it is causing problems for them. From too many hang-overs to conflicts with family members and friends, drinking frequently to excess can interfere with your relationships, impact your work and other activities, and basically disrupt your life. Is this you or someone you know? When … Read more Drinking Too Much and Trying to Stop?
Because I work with people who struggle with addiction, I am particularly attuned to the ways that the public perceives people struggling with addiction and in recovery. Too often, media portrayals of addiction dramatize or glamorize addiction in unrealistic ways. These images contribute to a negative perception of addiction and recovery and lead to misunderstandings, … Read more Vulnerability and Recovery
Event Brite Link: http://craftportland.eventbrite.com/ If you have a loved one with an addiction you’ve probably tried everything you can think of to get him/her to stop: nagging, threatening, ultimatums, bargaining, attending support groups, etc. You may feel like there is nothing that you can do to get them to stop. Don’t give up, there is … Read more CRAFT: Helping Families With an Addicted Love One
In late February the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a government agency dedicated to studying addiction, published a free resource on what to ask when looking into addiction treatment programs. This short booklet, which can be viewed online or downloaded for free, lists 5 questions to ask any addiction treatment provider you are considering … Read more What Questions to Ask When Looking into Addiction Treatment