Addiction comes in many forms: gambling, pornography, over-eating, technology, drug, alcohol, etc.  It’s a common misconception that being addicted to something means you start every morning by cracking open a beer and drinking all day until you blackout.  Addiction can be defined as regular use (everyday use) or sporadic problematic use (binging every weekend; gambling for several days at a time).  At HWC, “addiction” is just a label that doesn’t have to be used if that doesn’t work for you.  We don’t have to call it that if you don’t feel comfortable or you don’t feel it applies to you.  Take a moment and answer these two questions:

1) Do you use (alcohol, pornography, drugs, etc.)?

2) Has use of this (these) substances caused you any problems (probation? lost relationships? You’ve stopped doing things you used to enjoy?)?

If you answered yes to these questions, you might have a problem, or be struggling with, a substance or habit.  We don’t have to use the word addiction.  We don’t have to use the word alcoholic.  Those words can be really scary.  If you think you have a problem, we want to help.  If you are on probation, we want to help you successfully complete it.  If you are struggling, we want to help.

HWC also does substance use evaluations to fulfill your legal/court obligations and to determine what level of care will help you be successful.


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Hello Hope and Wellness Center Clients,

After much thought, consideration, consultation, and prayer, I have made the difficult decision to close Hope and Wellness Center effective January 31, 2022.

As a client, your care will be continued with your current clinician/therapist at their next place of business/location. Your individual clinician/therapist will be communicating with you about this transition process. In addition, the new contact information for your clinician will be available at or by emailing are not enough words to express my gratitude for you (our clients and the community) and all you have contributed to HWC and to my life. Although the HWC doors will be closing, you may reach out if you have any questions.

With Hope,
Denise L. Braverlly, LIMHP, NCC, CDWF
Hope and Wellness Center, P.C.