Hal Karp, who overcame drug and alcohol addiction, asked forgiveness for the pain he had caused, decades ago, to Irene Sibaja. His vulnerability led to a reconnection.
The babysitter says she has nine days sober, but we all lie, every addict, every alcoholic.
Substance-abuse centers are shutting and relying on virtual programming, just as more and more people turn to drugs and alcohol.
It began as a stopgap way to get through the pandemic, but both participants and providers say virtual sessions have some clear advantages and will likely become a permanent part of recovery.
Addiction specialists said it was possible for people who are drinking heavily and consistently during the coronavirus pandemic to develop a problem they did not have before.
An updated review shows it performs better than some other common treatments and is less expensive.