by Sue D.
What are some reading resources related to sobriety, dry drunk syndrome, recovery etc? My significant other is 20 years sober but not much growth due to complex PTSD.
I am a Mental Health Counselor who is licensed in both New York (LMHC) and North Carolina (LCMHC). I have been working in the Mental Health field since 2015. I have worked in a residential setting, an outpatient program and an inpatient addictions program. I began working in Long Island, NY and then in Guelph, Ontario after moving to Canada. I have since settled in North Carolina. I have experience working with various stages of addiction, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, stages of life concerns and relationship concerns.
I tend to use a person-centered approach which simply means that I meet you where you are and work collaboratively to help you identify and work towards accomplishing goals. I will often pull from CBT when appropriate. I do encourage use of mindfulness and meditation and practice these skills in my own life. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion.
I recognize that reaching out for help is hard and commend you for taking the first step. We have professionals available who would be happy to help you move closer to reaching your goals related to your drinking concerns. You may reach these professionals by calling 877-322-2694.
Nov 14, 2020
Husband 16 years of sobriety
My husband has been sober for 16 years. He has always gone to 3 AA meetings a week. He sponsor’s several men. Takes commitments. In the last 3 months I have seen that he sneaks Vanilla extract into his coffee, which he drinks all day. Always drank his coffee black. There is alcohol in Vanilla Extract.Is this something I should be concerned with? I have not told him I know.
Jun 15, 2020
There are some great resources on NIAAA web site for PTSD here is a link – https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/division-treatment-recovery-research
Also this site has great information on Sobriety.