Jerry Dorsman is a certified addictions counselor in private practice in Elkton, Maryland. He also works at a mental health clinic in Maryland providing addictions counseling to individuals who have mental health disorders in combination with drug and alcohol problems. Jerry is the author of two books on addictions and numerous published articles. Most of his articles have been on self-help topics such as overcoming addictions, improving health, and managing stress. For more about this author, see http://self-renewal.com/about-us-contact-info/.