David Cassidy: Drinking, Not Dementia, Killed 1970’s Idol

July 22nd, 2018|

DISCLAIMER: David Cassidy lived a life largely in the public eye, and his struggles with alcoholism—the disease that ultimately killed him—are well-documented. This an attempt to provide context to that battle and hopefully, help someone who might currently be facing comparable problems. For a generation of people “of a certain age” David Cassidy will always be the youthful singer who represented another era on the television program, The Partridge Family. That show catapulted him to “teen idol” status and launched a performing career that lasted almost 50 years. But privately – and at times,

How Booze Almost Killed the Roseanne Reboot Before it Began

May 5th, 2018|

The wildly popular show Roseanne is one of the most iconic sitcoms in TV history. There is no question that America was clamoring for a reboot for years. According to The Nielsen Company, about 18.2 million viewers watched the show's premiere - which is a 10% jump from the number of people who tuned in for the 1997 finale. The behavior of one cast member, however, could have derailed the reboot effort before it even got off the ground. John Goodman, who plays family patriarch Dan Connor, has been speaking candidly about his struggle

The Scoop: Sober Living Homes and Programs Explained

June 4th, 2017|

For many of those who struggle with addiction and are going into recovery, a sober living program can be an important connecting step on the long road to sobriety. We frequently talk about the differences between inpatient and outpatient treatment. Inpatient treatment is a jumping-off point for treatment that gets people through the worst parts of their recovery. It involves getting living at a specialized facility where addiction treatment is administered. Most inpatient facilities are 24-hour treatment facilities that administer both pharmaceutical and therapeutic treatments for substance addiction, while simultaneously maintaining a controlled, sober living

Alcohol Facts and Information

June 1st, 2017|

You may know your favorite mixed drink order by heart, but is not necessarily the same thing as understanding important alcohol information and facts. This is important in order to make smart choices about alcohol. This important information can include everything from the alcohol content of different kinds of drinks to how alcohol enters and affects the body. In this post, we take the time to objectively describe alcohol facts and information that everyone should be aware of. The ultimate goal of this post is to give you, the reader, fair and insightful knowledge about

5 Signs Social Drinking Has Become a Problem

May 21st, 2015|

Social Drinking – Friend or Foe? It’s a Friday night, and you’ve been looking forward to this night all week long. You enjoy social drinking, and you and your friends have a fun weekend planned. You’ll be meeting at a local club later on for drinks and then it all happens again the following night. You figure that it’s pretty harmless. It’s not like you go out all the time, and you deserve to be able to unwind with your friends after a hard week of work, don’t you? Unfortunately, many people feel this way

What is Al-Anon?

May 21st, 2015|

All About Al-Anon Al-Anon is a "worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of addicts and alcoholics, whether or not the addict recognizes the existence of a problem or seeks help."  Alateen "is part of the Al-Anon fellowship designed for the younger relatives and friends of addicts through the teen years." Alcoholism and drug addiction is a disease that afflicts millions of people every year, and each year, more and more people seek out Al-Anon as a way to start working on their recoveries. Whether you’re the first person in your family to struggle with

Palcohol: 3 Ways that Powdered Alcohol Might Affect Alcoholism

March 21st, 2015|

Three Ways that Powdered Alcohol Might Affect Alcoholism For one clever entrepreneur named Mark Phillips, a victory was won.  This week, Phillips was given the go-ahead to sell his powdered alcohol, Palcohol.  The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the sale of four Palcohol flavors:  rum, vodka, cosmopolitan, and margarita. Up until now, alcohol was considered to be a liquid and could only be sold in liquid form.  Palcohol is a powder; when mixed with liquid, it creates an alcoholic drink.  One packet is equal to one shot of liquor.  The powder can be