Parents, It’s Time to Let Go of Guilt

By Pat Matuszak The little boy ran back and forth between his mom and dad. Mom held an umbrella on the sideline of the soccer field, and dad stood watching their older child’s game from a covered park shelter. Their youngest boy shivered and cuddled under each parent’s jacket for a moment, then skipped back…

Why You Shouldn’t Wait Until After the Holidays to Get Your Loved One Help

The holiday season is upon us, along with all the joys and stresses it may bring. End-of-year festivities and gatherings often mean increased stress for families touched by addiction. That’s why it’s especially important to remain aware and proactive if addiction has impacted your family. While good communication before family gatherings can help prevent relapse…

Wonder Woman Challenges Alcoholism Gender Myths by Sharing Her Story

When actress Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman in the hit 1970s TV series, recently revealed her decades-long battle with alcohol addiction, it was not the first time she went public about her substance use disorder. Carter has talked about her past struggles with alcohol from time to time. Only this time, her public recounting…

“It’s Not Me, It’s You”: The Blame Game and Addiction

By Pat Matuszak You can’t miss the recent headlines about the opioid epidemic. Celebrities and leaders all the way up to the White House have signed on to man the fight. Some of the blame for the addiction crisis has fallen on healthcare professionals who over-prescribed opioid drugs to relieve pain. When this happens, the…