Home For The Holidays…And In Treatment?

By April Wilson Smith, MPH, Lisa Chiodo, PhD, & Amanda Wilson, MD Do you feel like you need treatment, but you don’t want to be away from home for the holidays?   We get it.  Louis Pompeo, Vice-President of Business Development at NorthStar Care, spent every major holiday in treatment long before he found his way […]

Help! I Can’t Sleep!

By April Wilson Smith, MPH Having trouble sleeping?  You’re not alone!  Most people who are trying to change their relationship with alcohol have difficulty sleeping.  Luckily there are many things you can do to get a good night’s rest. Here are some tips and tricks compiled by people who have been there.  Turn off electronic […]

Do You Need In-Person Meetings?

By April Wilson Smith, MPH It seems like the first thing people say if they find out you are struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is, “Go to a meeting!”  Alcoholics Anonymous has so infiltrated our culture that some people think your only choice is to park yourself in a church basement with a cup […]

Six Things You Didn’t Know About Peer Support 

By April Wilson Smith, MPH   Maybe you have heard of Peer Support, maybe it’s new to you.  From the name, you’ve probably guessed that it means support from people who are equal, or in some way similar.  Your peers.    So, what is Peer Support, and why might you want to take advantage of Peer Support […]

Keys to Success: Enjoying Life

By April Wilson Smith, MPH  “Isn’t this [place] too nice for you?” asked the husband of one of the women I went to rehab with.  The inpatient rehab he was referring to was set in the pretty rolling hills of Pennsylvania.  The woman whose husband criticized the pleasant scenery had spent the first three days […]

Support In Virtual Reality – Try It and You May Like It

By April Wilson Smith, MPH Are you someone who avoids “support groups” at all costs?  Do you hate technology?  Or both?  Lots of people approach our Virtual Reality (VR) Peer Support Groups with some misgivings, but everyone who has tried our VR Support loves it.  If you want to know why before you give it […]