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Non 12 Step News for March 26, 2017

What do you really want? Clients come to us for a variety of reasons and seeking a diverse number of outcomes. Some of you are motivated by negative events associated with your drinking which may include medical, legal, marital, professional, and/or other pressing concerns. Medical issues can range from weight gain to liver damage to high blood pressure, to withdrawal-related seizures and other indications that your body has had enough.

By | March 27th, 2017|Newsletters|0 Comments

Non 12 Step News for March 19, 2017

Generalizing From Yourself - There is no bigger error that any of us can make than to “generalize from ourselves.” We all tend to do this, at least occasionally, even when we know better. But in the world of alcohol abuse and treatment it’s especially prevalent. It’s why 12 Step zealots are adamant that “if you will only work the Steps it will work for you too!” Of course this is utter nonsense since AA works for less than 5% of the people who try it and as Miller and Hester’s review of the research notes, there are at least 30+ approaches that work better for most people than joining AA.

By | March 20th, 2017|Newsletters|0 Comments

Non 12 Step News for March 12, 2017

Creatures of Habit In our work with clients our consulting physician, Dr. Tim Norcross, D.O., usually prescribes Naltrexone, a benign anti-craving medication, to help you make changes in your day-to-day life less distracted by “cravings.” 70% of our clients find this to be a helpful adjunct for three to six months and we recommend that you at least try it.

By | March 12th, 2017|Newsletters|0 Comments

Non 12 Step News for January 22, 2017

Managing All the Commotion! It is extremely easy, and tempting, to get distracted by all of the political turmoil which threatens to engulf us all for the foreseeable future. It’s also another excuse to drink our way through what looks like looming disaster. Guess what? As with many issues, events, conditions, and conundrums, there is a limit to how much any of us can do. As usual, the choices are, do what we can – and that requires some careful choosing – or ignore everything and retire from life, possibly with a numbing, and even more depressing, alcohol assist.

By | January 23rd, 2017|Newsletters|0 Comments