Jim LaPierre LCSW CCS is the Executive Director of Higher Ground Services in Brewer, Maine. Jim is a Recovery Ally, mental health therapist and addictions counselor. He specializes in assisting people in recovery (whether from drugs, alcohol, trauma, depression, anxiety, or past abuse) overcome obstacles and improve their quality of life. Jim is passionate about his life’s work and invites your comments and questions at:  counseling@roadrunner.com

Find more of Jim’s writing on: The Addiction Advisor  and on Choosehelp.com