Red Flags

One question that newcomers have when they come to a meeting for the first time is “Am I an alcoholic?”  Many of us have suspected, often for years, that we were, but the very nature of the illness itself is to convince us otherwise.  The illness will make us search for evidence to the contrary:  […]

Stigma

I think it’s pretty much universally accepted that the biggest impediment to those with mental illness getting treatment is the stigma.  This is true of most illnesses, though there does appear to be a hierarchy.  At the top of the hierarchy are the most socially deplorable of the impulse control disorders such as pedophilia.  After […]

Disclaimers

Okay, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out my primary diagnosis from the title of the blog.  So anyone reading this needs to know that everything here is going to be my own opinion and not related to some secret society established to treat that diagnosis.  Also I will do my […]