The Lighthouse’s Cini Shaw Named Caron Treatment Centers Addiction Professional of the Year
We are honored to announce that Cini Shaw, Chief Recovery Officer for Lighthouse Recovery Services, has been named Addiction Professional of the Year by preeminent addiction treatment provider Caron Treatment Centers. The Caron New York Community Service Awards recognize individuals, organizations and institutions that have made an outstanding contribution in the ongoing battle against alcohol and drug addiction. Cini joined the Lighthouse in 2019, and her model of leadership with love and hope continues to have a profound impact on our
Recovery 365: Road To Successful Recovery Journey in CT
There's a good chance you know someone recovering from substance use disorder (SUD), whether from drugs or alcohol. Either way, they could benefit from your support. Maybe they're your best friend or a close sibling, or it might be someone you don't know! Over 20 million Americans succumbed to a substance use disorder in 2019 alone, based on a nationwide survey. Aside from that, data from last year showed that only around 1/10th of people with SUD got the treatment they
Why I chose to recover out loud
The shift in my relationship with alcohol did not happen overnight. It was a slow, insidious slide into unwellness that I should have seen coming given my genetic background, family history and fears of abandonment. But I did not. Alcohol was my solution, no, it had more power than that; I thought it was my friend. I celebrated with it, grieved with it, hid with it, I counted on it. It was my most secret relationship, my lover, an affair. I
How I Watch The NFL Playoffs.
I’ve always been a big fan of the NFL (my team shall remain nameless as they haven’t won a title in my lifetime) and I especially love watching the playoffs and the Super Bowl each year. Before I stopped drinking, these playoff weekends would be a blur. I would typically get together with as large a group as possible (Casinos made for a great venue) and drink, do drugs, gamble, and eat with reckless abandon. I think the typical depressive feelings