Are You an Alcoholic?

  It is amazing that as much as adults preach and posture endlessly about honesty, that we find it intrinsically overwhelming, to be honest with ourselves. This usually goes hand in hand with the aggressive and dismissive manner that we treat others with when they are being honest with us about tough issues. The first […]

Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol Use Disorder is the technical term used to describe what is more commonly known as alcoholism. It is a significant public health issue. In 2014 a study conducted by the National Institute On Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), it was calculated that 16.4 million people in the U.S. suffer from the disorder. Causes There […]

4 Misconceptions About 12-Step Programs

While 12-step recovery programs used in organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous work wonders for a great deal of alcoholics throughout the world, there is a lot of controversy about the program. Many people adamantly support the program while others say that it did not resonate with them or that it even hindered their path to recovery. […]

The First Step: Surrender

The first step in the Alcoholics Anonymous program has two parts: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol” and “our lives had become unmanageable”. Both of these are absolutely essential to any path to recovery. There is a reason this is the first step, and many would argue that it is the most important step. […]