Sobriety as Shown by That Big, Blue Book

Nicknamed “Silky,” William Silkworth (1873-1951) was an American medical doctor and specialist in the treatment of alcoholism. In the Big Book, we find his words in, “The Doctor’s Opinion,” ... Read More →

How the Environment of a Treatment Center Affects Outcomes

There are many factors that contribute to someone becoming addicted to a substance. While genetics play a part, environmental factors like personal experiences and physical surroundings also play a large role. Environmental factors can be ... Read More →

Join Our Intake Sales Team at Duffy’s

We are looking for a passionate salesperson to join our intake team!  About the Job Hundreds of families contact Duffy’s every day looking for treatment for themselves or a family member. People ... Read More →

People of the Sober Variety

I have spent hundreds of hours sitting in AA & NA meetings. During these sessions, I have heard a thousand stories that are different in nature, yet similar in content. We are all addicted to ... Read More →

Service Work: It’s More Blessed to Give than to Receive

Her name was Katie. I had met her briefly at a support group for mental illness in May 2014. We had formed a relationship based on supporting one another through our struggles with that illness. When ... Read More →

Chasing Away the Monster Under My Bed Through Fellowship

"In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility." –Eleanor Roosevelt During a traumatic ... Read More →

Interview with Addiction Counselor: How to Develop Self-Esteem in Recovery

If you haven’t been to Duffy’s, I’d like to introduce you to one of our counselors, Christy. Christy is an art therapist with an incredible amount of wisdom. A ... Read More →

Raising Awareness and Saving Lives in Bay Area Schools

At Duffy’s we know that we’re not the only one’s out there trying to save lives from the disease of alcoholism. There are fantastic professionals across the world, and ... Read More →

Dealing with Resentment, the “Number One” Offender

“Oh, Janelle, what have you done!” I fumed. As I sat in a large circle in Lakeside Behavioral Health Center trying to make sense of it all, I spoke with therapists, clinicians, and ... Read More →

The Adult Ride: Emotional Maturity in Addiction and Recovery

I’m Patrick, a counselor at Duffy’s, and I’d like to share some observations on the topic of emotional maturity. I’ll focus primarily on the emotional maturity of ... Read More →