No Rock Bottom Required

The last day I drank was uneventful and insignificant to my overall drinking story. Nothing bad or out of the ordinary happened that day that forced me quit. I simply chose to quit. Clients tell me all the time – “I function really well.” They say, “My spouse,...

The Day I Knew I Was Done Drinking Forever

When I made the decision to stop for good. I knew I was done forever. I knew I was done because I had so many stops and starts prior to that. I knew that no matter what happened in the future (good or bad) alcohol was no longer an option and I haven’t had a...

The ACE Study: Creating A Trauma Informed Society

I just watched Oprah’s report on 60 Minutes about the ACE (adverse childhood experiences) study. I have been very interested in this study for a couple years now. The study began in a weight loss clinic in San Diego in the mid-’90s. I believe it’s the most important...