Robin Williams
Robin Williams commits suicide at age 63

It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the death of Robin Williams at age 63.  He was a brilliant actor that everyone loved.  Apparently he committed suicide at home. His battle with addiction and depression was fairly well-known.  Clearly he had demons like the rest of us, despite fame, fortune and how widely he […]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman makes us all ask ‘why’

We offer our condolences to the family of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Coming to terms with the untimely loss of a beloved family member can take years as one tries to lay to rest the primal question, WHY? One’s mind continually jumps from the things that were said and done and whether something more should have […]

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What Whitney Houston can teach us about addiction

In addition to the shock over the death of Whitney Houston, many folks who find it hard to believe along with being tragic, are also asking if the cause was an overdose.  We are all aware of the battle she had experienced with addiction, but it appeared as if she was back on her game […]

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How to arm yourself to fight addiction

How many people have to succumb to the throngs of addiction before we learn how to help? How many people have to suffer before it reaches that end stage?  Becoming educated about alcohol and drug abuse can be the means to the end. For anyone headed towards the snare of addiction, getting educated leads to […]

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Why co-dependents stay

How can you love someone who treats you with such contempt and disdain as only the alcoholic addict can?  The hurtful words and behaviors are most confounding for the co-dependent as they try to figure out why they stay.  My answer is: because you remember.  And what you remember is who they were before the […]

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