It can be a long road back from addiction. I know from experience.
The drug of choice can be alcohol, street or prescription drugs, or addictive gambling, spending, sex or eating. Although the faces of addiction are many, I believe there is one common thread: that all persons in recovery need the support of others. And often these others need to be intimately familiar with what it means to be addicted – enter the certified recovery specialist, or CRS.
CRS services are designed and delivered by people who have experienced
New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep, but that doesn’t stop many of us from making them year after year. Something about the calendar transition forces us to reflect on what aspects of our lives are going well - and which ones could use retooling.
In my work I see people every day who are trying to effect a positive change in their lives. In addition to one-on-one and couples therapy, I facilitate a weekly drop-in support group for LGBTQ people who are in recovery, or Read more...