Tips for Moderating Drinking

Moderating¬†Drinking Alcohol is a common way for Americans to deal with stress. We hear a lot about denial as a barrier to change among addicts. I actually often see people in my practice who are quite insightful about their drinking. They come to me looking for help to moderate what they see as an unhealthy behavior.     I do […]

Abstinence or Moderation?

Moderation or Abstinence?

I recently enjoyed Gretchen Rubin’s post on the subject of abstinence vs. moderation. Moderation seems to be the most practical, realistic approach to most things. And I am a very practical and realistic person. However, I often struggle with moderation. One of my favorite children’s books is Frog and Toad Together by Arnold Lobel. In the story “Cookies”, Frog and […]