Addiction Guide for Parents: 2021

It's never convenient to discuss the elephant in the room. When it is concern over someones substance use the need for change is always uncomfortable. The elephant in the room is that we stigmatize addiction. We stigmatize most all mental…

Step Nine of AA: Honor

Step Nine of AA: Honor

Society sees the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as the Bible for anyone looking to recover from an addiction.  The program has an estimated success rate of between 8% and 12% according to addiction specialists, and AA has approximately 2…

What's Rehab Like

What’s it like to be in Rehab?

Most people have no idea what to expect, I didn’t, when entering rehab the first time.  In short it’s summer camp. I attended Brighton Center for Recovery, the very same program as Marshall Mathers in July, 2014.

Carrie Doran

Carrie Doran & The Carpe Diem Life

Carrie Doran is a mental health advocate, intensely driven to share her experience in the name of helping others. Her site, The Carpe Diem Life, was named one of the “Top Mental Health Blogs” in 2018. According to Carrie, “Blogging is purely a passion and I do it from a place of compassion and with the purpose to help others.”

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