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
We Have been in Training for this Moment in History, “We Must Step Up” – A Conversation with William White
by Cini Shaw I hope this entry finds you and yours well. As I sit here in my kitchen/home office, I have had some time to reflect on many of the wonderful speakers I have had the privilege of hearing over the last six months. William White’s closing statements in November at CCAR’s 2019 Multiple Pathways Conference have been resonating with me. He spoke of the confusion in our world, then, referencing our political leaders and the state of our environment. He eloquently
The traditional approach to working with individuals with substance use disorders, a chronic disease, has been to wait until an acute crisis occurs, “let them hit bottom,” i.e., they lose their job, their spouse files for a divorce, they have a car accident, experience a run-in with the law, require an emergency room visit or suffer an overdose.