15 Useful Strategies to Cope with Chronic Worry  

I recently found the best definition of worry.  It was in the clinical psychology textbook Worry and its Psychological Disorders by Graham Davey and Adrian Wells. From page 5: “Worry has been defined as a chain of thoughts and images, negatively affect-laden and...

Wilderness Therapy For Everyone

As many of you know I am drawn to alternative approaches to counseling and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. A very popular approach for “young people” is wilderness therapy. I believe the expansion of this modality could benefit many people; regardless of...

Recovery Coaching In The Emergency Room: Transform The System

We know that substance use disorders cost the nation over $500 billion per year. These include incarceration costs, lost productivity, costs of treatment, and related healthcare costs. The healthcare costs associated with this group are actually staggering and have...

Beyond Co-Dependency: 4 Key Principles of Family Recovery

Early in my career I was a staunch supporter of the primacy of individual recovery.  Influenced by my own recovery experience I was certain the family had little to do with recovery success.  If someone slipped up or relapsed or otherwise “failed” in their recovery...