Perspective: To Raise Our Children, We Must First Raise Ourselves

by Carey Sipp We’ve heard the quote before: “what a man thinketh, a man does; what he does, he becomes…” When I clearly understood the importance of being a good example for my children, I revised that old quote: “What a child sees, a child does. What a child...

Video: How Substance Abuse and Alcoholism Affects the Family

[su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-33JlmR1Ans”] There is a common misconception that substance abusers believe. They often think “I am only hurting myself.” This is not a true belief. In fact, dependency upon chemicals causes one...

Perspective: Present for the Holidays

by Edward S. (Punanai 2012) The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, a time to be with those you love the most. When I was drinking this wasn’t always the case. The alcoholic life required a tremendous amount of work. It took a big physical, spiritual and...

Perspective: The Magic of Holiday Fellowship

by Tony A. When I was very young, the holiday season was a very special time for me.  It was a magical time of the year — a time of love, joy, laughter, giving and fabulous food, and everyone was so very happy. During my drinking days, though, the holidays became a...