Mind & Body: How to Survive & Thrive Over the Holidays

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by Alexa Gray   Here are a few tips from our resident nutrition expert Alexa Gray to help you make it through the holiday season with your sanity and health still in tact. Enjoy!   Tip #1: Rise & Shine… Read More

Providing Insight to Clients

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  A comment by the Co-Founder of Alternatives Behavioral Health: The reality is that all people have the right to self-determination related to whether they use or abuse substances. Ultimately, each new client entering the Alternatives program has the choice… Read More

Holiday Drinking and New Year’s Eve Relapse

Holiday Drinking is common even among abstainers

The holidays are a stressful time for everyone. Between gift-giving, travel, and keeping up with all parts of the ever-complicated modern family unit, nearly anyone can find themselves driven towards the nearest coping mechanism, whatever that may be. However, for… Read More

Puritanical America – why mind altering is natural and common

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(Article originally posted on Pro Talk) In the previous two articles we addressed the fears that moderation programs give permission to alcoholics to continue drinking (part 1) and that already sober alcoholics will run to drink again if moderation-training is… Read More

CBS.com holds a #14days of Abstinence Challenge!!!

Dr. Jaffe on the #14days CBS challenge!!!

Dr. Jaffe was recently featured on a CBS.com feature challenging everyone to taking a two-week break from drinking (see here). The goal was to challenge people to think about the struggles of addiction recovery and the health consequences related to… Read More

Trust in early recovery – A tough road ahead

Trust can be hard to achieve in early recovery

One of the most common complaints we hear from many of our clients has to do with not having the trust of their family members. The client is doing the work. They’re staying sober and moving forward. But the family… Read More

Robin Williams, dead at 63

Robin Williams dies of suicide at 63

Actor Robin Williams was found dead at his home in Northern California this morning. Although a full investigation still needs to be completed, local officials suspect that the cause of death was suicide by asphyxiation. Sources say that Williams had… Read More

How to stop giving up on yourself

Michael Jordan knew that failure and success go hand in hand

When I was 25 I found myself facing 18 years in prison for a string of felonies long enough to make an organized crime boss proud. I had found myself in trouble before but this time I made a decision… Read More

Stanton Peele is coming to Alternatives

Stanton Peele

Dr. Stanton Peele is well known in the field of addiction. He seems to write endlessly and penned his first book “Love and Addiction” two years before I was born. Nowadays we both write for Psychology Today but he seems… Read More