No News is often Good News

There have recently been a few celebrity related news items related to the use of drugs (cocaine) and alcohol. Human nature (and paparazzi) dictate the high demand for news about self-destructive behavior. However, we, the public, are less interested when these same celebrities are doing well. Therefore, we don’t hear about it. No news is …

Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

Opiate withdrawal symptoms can be unexpectedly brutal. Opiates like Heroin, Morphine, Oxycontin, Oxycodone  and others can be miracle drugs, but they can also be very difficult to stop once dependence or addiction takes place. They take unbearable pain and make it bearable. But just as they have miracle qualities, these drugs also have devilish and …

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms, Alcohol Detox and Symptom Management

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms, Alcohol Detox, and Symptom Management: Alcohol withdrawal symptoms are the body’s way of telling us there is a problem. A supervised medical detox performed by one qualified nurse clinician over a four to five day period allows clear observation of the withdrawal symptoms the alcohol dependent client is experiencing.  We have had the opportunity …

Day of travel

I will be traveling Saturday, first to the Florida area assisting a client going from point A to point B, and onward to the great state of Texas. A client in Texas is making a good choice to curb his chronic alcoholism by getting into a highly reputable rehab program. He has requested an alcohol …

Rules of Alcoholics Anonymous

Rules of Alcoholics Anonymous: What are the rules of Alcoholics Anonymous or AA? And while we’er at it, what are the rules of EHD?  Alcoholics Anonymous does not have rules. They have guidelines. Thank God (or whoever you prefer) for the decision not to set up rules for this self-help program. Speaking personally, I would …