Article Category: Addiction

Welcoming New Counselors, Counseling Services

The Fountain Hill Center is pleased to welcome new counselors into our staff of therapists. This year, Blake Kooi, Ted Wohlford, Ben Burgess, and Lesley Menhart join us to continue The Fountain Hill Center tradition of providing a boutique of excellent counseling, therapeutic, and psychological… continue reading Welcoming New Counselors, Counseling Services

The Risks in “High Risk Drinking”

Thanksgiving Eve is one of the biggest drinking nights of the year. Some folks will just tip a few back, while others will participate in many more leading to “high risk drinking.” In my last article, I outlined the 4 Types of Drinkers. Type 3 (a… continue reading The Risks in “High Risk Drinking”

The 4 Types of Drinkers

September is National Recovery Month. My work with male clients who have substance problems has taught me that there are basically 4 Relationships to Alcohol. For the sake of discussion keep in mind that one drink is considered a 12 oz beer, 5 oz glass… continue reading The 4 Types of Drinkers

What’s a Substance Abuse Assessment?

September is National Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Month. For many people, a major step toward recovery was getting a substance abuse assessment. Depending on the individual’s circumstance, the reason one may seek an assessment could be: Required: a person is legally required to get one Highly Recommended:… continue reading What’s a Substance Abuse Assessment?

Men’s Support Systems are Vital

Putting the terms “men” and “support” together may still be considered an oxymoron. The ideas that “men don’t ask for directions,” or “men don’t ask for help” continue to describe a reality for many men. It is not uncommon for the concept of support to be… continue reading Men’s Support Systems are Vital

Local Expert Talks About Sex Addiction

On February 20, 2010 Tiger Woods issued a formal apology for his recent actions and for events that have come into light. Therapist Al Heystek at the Fountain Hill Center talked with WZZM 13 about sex addiction. Watch this news report about sex addiction   –… continue reading Local Expert Talks About Sex Addiction

Addiction

Our nation’s office of Drug Control Policy has designated September 2004 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery month. According to publications produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2002: • “An estimated 22 million Americans age 12 or older were… continue reading Addiction

Sexual Addiction – Shocking and Devastating

A short time ago, the Grand Rapids Press reported on the “shocking and devastating” arrest of 21 men caught in our community during a single sex sting. As therapists who specialize in working with men on a variety of issues including sexual addiction, we’re afraid… continue reading Sexual Addiction – Shocking and Devastating

People With Drug Problems Need Help, Not Long Jail Sentences

Without a doubt, it is extremely disturbing that the former head of Calvin College’s criminal justice program now faces charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, as reported by The Press on June 29. The college and the Grand Rapids community where he has… continue reading People With Drug Problems Need Help, Not Long Jail Sentences