‘Circle of Death’ happens to be among the most popular drinking games among the young. Also known as Ring of Death, the rules for playing this game are simple and straightforward....
The holidays are full of alcohol-inclusive festivities, which can be taxing on the up to 15% of Americans who have drinking problems. Here are some professional tips on helping o...
Gambling addiction can take over your life, and sometimes beating it can seem utterly overwhelming. Here are some practical tips on fighting an addiction to gambling.
“I ended up on the streets, living out of a paper bag. No one could tolerate me, and all family and friends had long given up. I had hepatitis C and pneumonia. I was a shell of...
Since 1995, I have been completely clean of heroin. Avoiding drugs will be a lifelong challenge. My goal is to be someone that my son, Zachary will be proud of so that he will n...
"I am not a self-righteous, religious zealot.  However, I do know in my heart that I am a living miracle, and that miracle is a gift from a loving and forgiving God. You don’t...
I started to drink at an early age, stealing liquor from our home for weekends. Alcohol somehow gripped me in a way that led to more serious problems. At age sixteen, I was arre...
On May 20,1992, my second wife gave birth to a son, Zachary.  I felt an immediate and overpowering love for my new child, an emotion that had been vacant from me for so many years...
In Minneapolis there was a very intense outpatient program for addicted gamblers.  I attended four days a week, for three or four hours per night.  There was a small group of five...