"I believe the destructive nature of alcoholism and drug addiction affects mind, body, and soul. This primary disease cannot be cured, but it can be arrested. My approach to the phenomenon of relapse is available in counseling processes that address identification and management of high-risk situations and warning signs. These specialty services for the chronically dependent often succeed where traditional approaches have failed, thus allowing meaningful connection with a sober society. Through the acquisition of an accurate identity, a vehicle is provided for fulfilling the universal needs of acceptance and significance. I view every life as sacred; every person worthy of love and notice, attention and patience."