By making her struggle with alcoholism public, Betty Ford transformed the image of a drug-abusing alcoholic. In doing so, she became a strong, memorable voice in removing the stigma associated with alcoholism and other drug addiction and the hope of treatment, especially for women.
I am a family medicine doctor with a specialty in Addiction Medicine and I am a clinical research physician.
During my professional career, I have held deeply to the belief that all people have the capacity for positive change.
The treatment world has begun to adopt mindfulness as a tool more and more in the last few years, and, while it is certainly invaluable for recovery, it is also important to understand mindfulness within its proper context.
In the first two articles in this series, I presented the first six of the nine pillars facilitating one’s shift from Addiction to Resilience.