Scientific Recovery


Outpatient Treatment for High-Profile Women

Compassionate - Private - Personalized - Proven


Susan F. Walsh, PH.D.

333 East Ontario Street, Chicago IL 60611, USA

(312) 642-4333

Scientific Recovery is an evidence-based outpatient alcoholism treatment program for high-profile women seeking private, state-of-the-art care for problem drinking. Scientific Recovery utilizes safe, effective, research verified anti-craving medications together with personalized relapse prevention therapy. Our focus is on professional women who have recognized that alcohol is a problem they no longer want in their lives and who are ready to take action for recovery. Our goal is to assist women not only to eliminate their alcohol dependence, but also to be happy that they did.

"The possibilities for tomorrow are usually beyond our expectations". Anon. 

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2014 |  Issue 01  |  Download  (PDF)

What Parents Can Do to Prevent Adolescent Drinking: In the United States in 2011, there were an estimated 25.1 million adolescents aged 12 to 17. In the past year, more than 25% of adolescents drank alcohol. 


2013 |  Issue 01  |   Download (PDF)

Who Are The Women With Drinking Problems :  More women are drinking now than at any time in recent history. Women with drinking problems come from an array of backgrounds and differ greatly among themselves. 


2012 |  Issue 01  |   Download (PDF)

Whitney Houston, My Mother and Addiciton :  By Paige Bradley Frost Reprinted from Motherlode, Adventures in Parenting, in the New York Times, February 14, 2012.


2012 |  Issue 02  |   Download (PDF)

Basic Principles of Recovery :  Women who successfully recover from their problems with alcohol tend to do certain basic things. The value of following specified recovery principles has been demonstrated repeatedly. 


2011 |  Issue 01  |   Download (PDF)

Social Anxiety and Alcohol :  Using alcohol to decrease anxiety in social situations is a common strategy for women with social anxiety disorder. But these short-term fixes can have long term consequences.


2011 |  Issue 02  |   Download (PDF)

Dual Diagnosis and Dual Recovery :  Overcoming alcohol problems while concurrently addressing depression or anxiety. 


2011 |  Issue 03  |   Download (PDF)

Mindfulness Meditation: A Tool to Enhance Alcohol Recovery :  The term meditation refers to a set of techniques, most of which started in Eastern spiritual traditions. Today women use meditation outside traditional settings for health and wellness purposes. 


2010 |  Issue 01  |   Download (PDF)

Women, retirement and Alcohol :  A woman's transition from work to retirement is usually driven by financial considerations. Often overlooked are the emotional and social vulnerabilities. 


2010 |  Issue 02  |   Download (PDF)

Women, Work and Alcohol :  Research has shown that women working full time in professional or management positions are those most likely to develop a problem with their drinking. 


2010 |  Issue 03  |   Download (PDF)

Professional Women and Alcohol Dependence :  Professional women are especially vulnerable to acquiring alcohol dependence. Most often, they are known as "high functioning alcoholics."


2010 |  Issue 04  |   Download (PDF)

The Journey to Recovery :  Every woman's experience in changing a problem with alcohol will be personal. But, if successful, she will undergo a process of significant personal growth and emotional growth. 


2010 |  Issue 05  |   Download (PDF)

Stress Management Tips :  Effective stress management requires knowledge, determination, persistence, and time. When pursued seriously, stress management strategies can be very successful. 


2009 |  Issue 01  |   Download (PDF)

Women, Stress and Alcohol :  For women predisposed to alcohol problems, distinctive kinds of stress have been identified as significant risk factors for problem drinking. Two of the most important are chronic stress and traumatic stress. 

Scientific Recovery | Dr. Susan F. Walsh PH.D. | Chicago, Illinois | 312-642-4333 | Copyright 2014