“I need a drink” has become a common colloquialism in our society. For Ann, that familiar refrain became troublesome as she found herself caught in a 30+ year pattern of binge drinking to cope with stress. Five years ago, Ann came to Hannah’s Family Center’s Substance Use Clinic for help when she realized her health, work and family relationships were failing because of alcohol use. Today, Ann is 3 years into recovery and has found her way back to a balanced, healthy life. “I can cope with anything that comes my way now without turning to alcohol” says Ann “Now I have the tools to cope and I am happier now than ever before because I can manage my addiction.