Addiction recovery

New Year's Resolutions? Try Intentions Instead

In the immortal words of John Lennon, another year is over and a new one’s just begun. Isn’t it interesting how we, as a society, agree that this is the time to give ourselves and our lives a...

Sir Elton John: A man of courageous moxie

This morning I listened to Elton John’s interview with Matt Lauer on The Today Show. This amazingly brave man spoke candidly about how he “squandered” (his word) many years of his life by giving in...

If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies: the power of transformation

An addictions counselor talks about her own "butterfly moment" of beating substance abuse.

Kicking addiction: allowing discomfort is the secret to successful recovery

Challenging your preconceptions about beating addiction You've given it a lot of thought. You know that your addiction is overwhelming your life and causing you a lot of problems. You really want to...

How Whitney Houston saved my life

Whitney Houston's songs helped many find hope in recovering from drug addiction, a problem she suffered with over the years.

Amy Winehouse: "No, no, no," to rehab

I’ve seen Amy Winehouse perform on TV several times over the past few years – and I was always amazed at how much her voice reminded me of Janis Joplin’s.  I was a big Janis fan back in the...

It was 24 years ago today

…and if Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play my tune today, it would be a victory march. But it could have been a funeral march.