The Highs and Lows of Marijuana

If you have ever tried marijuana, you would have experienced many feelings, physically and neurologically.  People who use marijuana can feel paranoid, anxious or afraid.  You won’t hear that from proponents of the drug.  They will tell you that it has many...

Health Coach Tip-Mitch Demick

  Hi, my name is Mitch, I work at Williamsville Wellness Center as a Health Coach. And one of the things we do in a health coaching session is just try to establish a value and a vision that’s oriented towards good health. Takes the time to sit and think of what I...

Slot Addiction and Women In or Close to Retirement

How common is it for a woman in or close to retirement to become a gambling addict?  More common than one might realize.  It is unfortunate but women who might have lost a spouse or all of the sudden have lots of free time can easily become prey to gambling.  For...

Talking to Your Child About Addiction

Some people believe it is not appropriate to talk to a child about addiction; others feel that it is truly necessary to discuss it.  The most common questions and concerns are: Who is best suited to educate children about addiction, the parents or the schools? At what...

Why I Became a Counselor-Billy Hoffman

I’m Billy Hoffman and I’m an Addictions Counselor at Williamsville Wellness.  One of the main reasons I became a counselor is, I was taught early on in my own recovery, never to forget to give back what was so freely given to you and I took that to heart.  And so at...