Just after we wrote last week’s article for couples we received the following e-mail.

“Hi Mary Ellen,

Just wanted to let you know that things are going well with us almost a year after we first met you and Ed. We desperately needed help getting back on track at that time and are so grateful that you both were there for us.

It’s been an interesting year, but can say with lots of hard work, patience and love that we’re in a good place. We’ve worked on many of the goals that we set when we were in California, individually and as a couple, and that’s helped us to appreciate what brought us together all those years ago.

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re headed to Hawaii next month–a place we both love.

A year ago I was scared about the future and never could have imagined how much better things could be for us & our family. Thank you so very, very much for all your help in getting us here.”

A year from now, perhaps even sooner, you could be writing a similar letter. Isn’t that what you want?


For most of our clients protecting their privacy is a primary concern and no other program provides any confidentiality at all.

That’s right. NONE!

How is that possible? First, all programs use groups as time filler and group members gossip. Even AA has been known as “Alcoholics Unanymous” for 50 years because of it’s members exploitation and distribution of members’ personal information.

We do no groups whatsoever. You will only ever see the two of us and the consulting physician we provide.

Second, most programs accept – or demand – insurance and/or other third party payments, which generate public records.

We do not accept insurance or third party payments.

Virtually all programs require you to stay anywhere from 30 – 90 days which, let’s face it,  automatically identifies you as having “gone to rehab.”.

We only need you here for 5 days — just the amount of time anyone might take for a vacation.

Traditional programs demand that you identify yourself as an “alcoholic” which you probably aren’t — how’s that going to help you?

Other programs’ only “follow-up” consists of the admonition “don’t drink, go to AA” and, as noted, AA hasn’t been “anonymous” for over half a century.

We could go on — there are about a dozen other ways we protect you — but we’re sure you get the point.

So why not give us a call and fix the problem privately.

Really privately!

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