Teen Overdose Deaths Have Doubled

Teen overdose deaths have doubled in just three years, a concerning trend that has emerged amidst a historic decline in drug and alcohol use among high school students. Fentanyl, a powerful opioid, is the primary cause of this rise in deaths, as drug traffickers lace counterfeit pills with the drug to boost the black-market high. … Read more

Recovery from Alcohol and Other Drugs

Alcohol and other drug misuse is a serious problem affecting millions of people worldwide. It can lead to various negative consequences, including financial problems, job loss, legal problems, and health problems. However, there is hope for people who are struggling with addiction. There are many effective treatment options available, and recovery is possible. The first … Read more

Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

What is Driving Under the Influence (DUI) It is 2019 and you would think that since the 1980’s Driving Under the Influence (DUI) message and the dangers and severity of the issue, people would have “got it” by now, don’t drink and drive! Prior to learning how to drive we are already beginning to be … Read more

Always Do What’s Right

My philosophy in life and business has been quite simple, “Always Do What is Right.”  Always take the next right step! I take this principle seriously, of course like any other human being I have fallen short at times.  However, what is the next right step after failure? Amends! As quickly as possible, I strive … Read more

How to Choose a Therapist or Counselor

When it comes to psychology, counseling, or therapy choosing a clinician is important.  First a disclaimer, this article is written by me a human service professional since 1983 and the founder of Southwest Florida Counseling and Therapy Center.  However, with that said it is a good guide for you no matter where you live and … Read more

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

It seems like every month is some kind of Awareness Month, and every topic is an important topic!  April was designated in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (Now titled, Facing Addiction with NCADD).    Excessive alcohol use as an issue has become overlooked in today’s landscape with Opioid Dependence taking … Read more