Holidays and Recovery

The holidays are stressful and adding an addiction to the mix can make these times even more challenging.  But, if you are in recovery then this time of year can be very joyful.  You will no longer have to depend on a drink or drug to get you through the holidays....

A New Way to Prevent Cancer

When top cancer experts issued a statement earlier this month it made headlines. The news came as a shock. According to a recent article he vast majority of people were not aware that there is a connection between drinking alcohol and getting cancer. The most...

Are We Still Misunderstanding Depression?

By:  Elaine Dunbar Even with all the talk about depression and suicide related deaths such as Robin Williams and Chris Cornell, the average person you talk to still seems to misunderstand it. Some of the main misconceptions tend to fall into four categories. First,...

Feeling Healthy with Laughter

By Debbi Taylor It’s time for a laugh!  Yes, go ahead and laugh.  Not only will this put a smile on your face, but you will also be helping yourself physically and mentally. Dr. Michael Miller is the director of the Center for Preventative Cardiology at the University...

Addiction Our National Crisis

Addiction affects people of all ages.  Now more than ever there is a major concern for the youth of our society. When I was a high school student there was only alcohol and marijuana in the schools.  Heroin or other opiates were just not on the radar. But, today the...

Your Addict is Sober…Now What?

By Debbi Taylor My brother made the journey to Williamsville Wellness and along the way our entire family made an effort to heal.  When an addict reaches out for help it is often not only for him or herself but for those who have also been hurt along the way.  This is...
Drug Treatment Virginia and Relapse Warning Signs

Drug Treatment Virginia and Relapse Warning Signs

Warning signs of relapse are crucial factors to learn while in treatment and if you learn them you will prevent another trip back to a treatment center.  It is often recommended that once an individual leaves treatment he or she should do certain things to stay clean....