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Articles posted by Brandon Prettyman

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

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

William Cohan: My Years on Wall Street Showed Me Why You Can’t Make a Deal on Zoom I recently read this article by William Cohan and had 2 very strong opinions/ ideas come to me. For those of you who don’t have access, Mr Cohan argues that its critical for Wall St to get back in the office en mass because the next generation of bankers and traders need to learn firsthand (in person) from their seniors. I was an equity trader

Monitoring works in the treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder In 2020 Lighthouse & Recovery 365 clients performed 18,315 Soberlink tests. The Lighthouse believes in modeling our program on the most successful programs known for helping clients recover from Alcohol Use Disorder. The most successful programs include the HIMS program (for commercial airline pilots), the medical professionals monitoring programs in each state, and the lawyers monitoring programs, also in each state. The common thread to all of these programs is that their participants

Likewise, successful long-term recovery is dependent on the next level of care in a continuum. Our sector needs to improve upon our hand-offs. A sober living facility must be consistent in philosophy with a residential treatment center so that we are building upon clinical work and not undoing it. - Doug Tieman President and CEO, Caron Treatment Centers   At the Lighthouse, we embrace this transition between a residential treatment center and a sober living facility through every facet of our programs. We take

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