Shepherding the Shepherds: Addiction in The Faith Community

Shepherding the Shepherds: Addiction in The Faith Community

“Lead us not into temptation…” Clergy, including priests, pastors, ministers, and rabbis, are just as human as everyone else. They are just as prone to process addiction, substance use or mental illness. As community leaders, the clergy explores the challenges facing...
A Thin Line: Heavy Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder

A Thin Line: Heavy Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder

The Tightrope Between Binge Drinking, Heavy Drinking, and Alcohol Use Disorder No one takes their first drink with the intention of developing a problem. Most of us just wanted to have a good time and unwind. But when does a good time stop and trouble start? In a...
Purple Drank: What is it and why do teens think it’s cool?

Purple Drank: What is it and why do teens think it’s cool?

What is Purple Drank? Also known as lean, dirty sprite, sizzurp and syrup, purple drank is a drug concoction made from prescription cough syrup. The sugary drink has been made popular among teens and influenced by the hip-hop industry. Numerous celebrity rappers sing...
Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

What is Alcohol Poisoning? Alcohol poisoning, or alcohol overdose, is the result of drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. Typically a person suffering from alcoholism. Approximately 6 people die from alcohol poisoning each day in the US. Alcohol...
Surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury

Surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury

  TBI Recovery time for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) varies based on the person and the type of brain injury. It can take months, and even years, to recover. And often, the physical effects of TBI can be long-lasting and may take years of therapy. When...
Coping with Stress in Recovery

Coping with Stress in Recovery

Handling Stress We all experience stress throughout the course of our lives. No one lives a stress-free life. However, how we cope with recovery is the difference between a happy, healthy life and a life of stress and relapse. Key stress factors could include:...
The Pink Cloud of Sobriety

The Pink Cloud of Sobriety

The Pink Cloud: An Emotional High In early sobriety, you may find yourself experiencing emotional highs that feel like you’re on cloud nine. After rehab, your recovery program may include going to lots of meetings and making a list of recovery goals. When you achieve...
Is Alcohol Good or Bad For Your Health?

Is Alcohol Good or Bad For Your Health?

Alcohol and Your Health For quite some time now, we have heard claims that alcohol can be good for your health, especially for the heart. These claims are not certain and are based on moderate alcohol consumption. According to the Mayo Clinic, even moderate drinking...
SoCal Sober Living Homes

SoCal Sober Living Homes

Sober Living Homes in Southern California Sober Living homes are alcohol and drug-free living environments for people abstaining from alcohol and drugs. They are transitional housing is a wonderful option for alcoholics and addicts who have completed an inpatient...