Archive: February 2014

The Controversial Legacy of Go Ask Alice

What do these things have in common? I went to meet one of my friends the other day for coffee down at Fourbarrel (on Valencia). After I ordered a lovely 12 oz. Guatemalan pour over (it really is as good as everyone says), I took a seat across from Liv. She barely noticed me, staring intently at a book and silently holding up an index finger as if to tell... Read More

Going In-Network with Anthem Blue Cross

We are excited to announce that as of February 25, 2014, we now are in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield was one of the most popular insurance providers that Californians chose at Covered CA, the insurance marketplace for California. Blue Cross Blue Shield is a national conglomerate of state insurance plans and is often considered one of the top national health insurance providers along with... Read More

Untying the knot? How to fight addiction as a couple

If you place a magnet on a table and push another magnet toward it, they will repel each other or “snap” together. People are like this—coming together by the nebulous forces of love and friendship or “repelling” each other due to disagreements or unforgiveness. The ultimate “snap-together” relationships are the ones sealed by holy matrimony. Married couples promise lives of commitment and unconditional love. But often, it seems, that many... Read More

How do I celebrate Valentine’s Day when my loved one’s in rehab?

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. But if your loved one’s in rehab, no matter how deeply you inhale, it feels lonely when the one you love is so many miles away at treatment. Alone on Valentine’s Day Even though you’re happy that they’re in a place of healing, you still miss them a lot. After all, 28 or 60 or 90 days is a long time to be away... Read More

New Counseling and Administrative Center at Duffy’s

A state of the art 2,700 square foot facility opened this past week at Duffy’s Napa Valley Rehab. The new building introduces six new counseling offices, two large conference rooms and extra space for administrative staff to Duffy’s expanding campus. The $300K project began by tearing down the old counseling center and placing the counseling staff in a temporary facility. “…everyone was sharing everything,” says Jeremy Campbell, Duffy’s vice president... Read More

Mourning Philip Seymour Hoffman: Dead After 23 Years of Sobriety

I’m not a saint yet. I’m an alcoholic. I’m a drug addict. I’m homosexual. I’m a genius. —Truman Capote Yesterday I was sitting on the couch in my living room, prepping for the big game by. . . watching films. (I watch a lot of movies, and I was finishing an epic that I had dozed off watching the night before.) As I was watching the final hour of JFK... Read More