More Baby Boomers are Boozing, Especially Women

Whether it’s another couple glasses of wine with dinner, a few more cocktails at social functions or get-togethers, or another nip or two to go to sleep at night, aging Americans have been drinking more  – and older women are … Continue reading

A Rallying Cry for Awareness and Action: May is Mental Health Month

When most people think of good health, they tend to focus on physical well-being. Yet, sound mental health is inextricably linked to productivity, normal function, comfort, and contentedness, as well as a sense of connectedness to others and the world … Continue reading

Expanding Healthy Food Horizons: New Veggies, Textures and Flavors that Take Normal Up a Notch

A key goal of Bridging the Gaps’ nutritional program is to meet clients where they are while encouraging them to begin incorporating healthier foods and healthier habits into their daily routines. This is a great way for any of us … Continue reading

Family Support and Balance in Recovery: Tips and Takeaways from Dr. Steve Sutton

By Becca Wetzel In the final installment in our interview series with Dr. Steve Sutton, we examine the role of the family in sobriety, and how one can cultivate health and fun in recovery. Dr. Sutton leads Bridging the Gap’s … Continue reading

The Road Less Traveled: A Physician’s Perspective on Personal Growth, Willingness, and Finding a New Path Forward

By Becca Wetzel As part of our continuing conversation with Dr. Steve Sutton, we discuss how Dr. Sutton’s own path in recovery led him to Bridging the Gaps and spurred a lifelong interest in an integrated approach to addiction medicine. … Continue reading

A 360 Degree Approach: Dr. Steve Sutton on his Personal and Professional Commitment to Treating the Whole Person in Recovery

By Becca Wetzel Often, we’re most inspired and effective in our work when we bring something of ourselves to the enterprise. In my time at Bridging the Gaps (BTG), I have seen that there is something intensely personal that calls … Continue reading

The Search for a “Cure:” Baclofen as a Treatment for Alcoholism

As our problems evolve – or persist, as the case may be – so do the scientific and pharmacological community’s efforts to ease our pain. Such has been the pattern for years. And some might say, rightly so. After all, … Continue reading

Top “Known Unknowns” of Trump’s Addiction and Treatment Policy

As we head into the New Year and mark less than a month until Donald Trump is officially sworn in as our 45th U.S. President, questions still abound as to how his background, beliefs, and personal qualities will translate into … Continue reading

A Perfect Storm: Juvenile Offenders with PTSD Far More Likely to Fall Prey to Addiction

Most experts agree that addiction is “complex disorder” – the development of which is influenced by neuroscience, our environment (including family and social dynamics), and our experiences of the world around us, good or bad. And we have written here … Continue reading