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Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Psychiatry
Framingham, Massachusetts
Michael Pearlman, M.D. is a well known Boston area psychiatrist and Personal Life Strategist who has dedicated his professional practice to helping others overcome their addiction to alcohol. He has a keen awareness of this cunning and sly adversary that is alcohol dependence. Michael Pearlman,... Full Bio
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Announcing: Out Of The Whirlwind by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Welcome Blog Dear friends and fellow students, My intention for this blog is to share guidance, success stories and insights into the ‘Out of the Wh ... Read on »
Freedom From Alcohol® on YouTube by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I have a YouTube Channel , where I hope to provide a short series of videos answering questions I’m often asked, and sharing information about alcoholism an ... Read on »
Drinking Isn’t Affecting My Job – Or Is It? by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism There is a common misconception that alcoholics are easily identified based on their appearance, where they live, their job status, or because they look or ... Read on »
Changing Your Life by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism When addicted to alcohol, it seems to rule your life. You are likely basing many of your life decisions around the use of alcohol. Where can I get my next ... Read on »
Friends and Family of an Excessive Drinker by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism When people drink excessively, it not only affects their actions and their heath, but it also deeply affects those around them. Friends and family of an ex ... Read on »
Alcohol Screening Test & the Freedom From Alcohol® Alternative by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism For many, consuming alcoholic beverages in moderation is not a problem. But for others, drinking can lead to problems in their life. Do you think you have ... Read on »
The Drinking Diary by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Awhile back, I wrote about Coping with the Holidays and gave you some tips to help curb your drinking during this stressful time. How did you do with th ... Read on »
Three Ways to Avoid The Temptation of Alcohol This Holiday Season by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism In my post last week, I mentioned the challenges of coping with the holidays. I’d like to share some ideas with you that I think will help take you away fro ... Read on »
Coping With The Holidays – How To Determine If You’re Drinking Too Much by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism As the holiday season is upon us, there are usually more opportunities or excuses for functioning alcoholics to over-indulge. Informal happy hours with co ... Read on »
Alcohol In Your Twenties – Carefree, Adventurous And Life Threatening by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Many of us have our first drinks in our teens. Youthful experimentation usually is behind that first stolen drink. Some experts believe that your emotional development pro ... Read on »
Alcoholic Induced Blackouts – A Defective Consciousness by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Drink Alcohol long enough and hard enough and you start experiencing some ill effects to the drinking that you may have only heard about. Blackouts are like that. They hap ... Read on »
Andrew’s Story – Was it Just Heavy Drinking or Passive Suicide? (Part II) by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Andrew was an active youth and exercised hard until his mid twenties. He comfortably weighed a very fit 180 pounds for much of his adult life until he started his own busi ... Read on »
Is Vivitrol Right For You? by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Greetings, I read an article from The Mayo Clinic about a relatively new form of delivery for the medication naltrexone. As you might know, one of the medications used ... Read on »
Edward And Wanda’s Story – A Cry For Help by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Edward had always wanted to enter politics at some stage of his life and now seemed like the timing might just be right. He had been a senior partner at his law firm for 5 ... Read on »
Alcohol Cravings Medication – Prescription vs. Over the Counter by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism There are now a number of options for people who want to cut back on their drinking or quit alcohol altogether. New prescription drugs are available that will curb your al ... Read on »
Alcohol Withdrawal – Don’t Try This At Home by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism When a problem drinker begins to realize they may be depending on alcohol as more of a crutch than refreshment, they tend to begin questioning whether they actually need a ... Read on »
The Recovering Alcoholic Must Lose Their Ego To Find Serenity – Part III by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism How does an alcoholic identify when he or she needs to adjust their way of thinking to be more receptive to a quality recovery?   What are the obvious signs of ego a ... Read on »
The Recovering Alcoholic Must Lose Their Ego To Find Serenity – Part II by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Bolte-Taylor’s horrifying yet exhilarating experience has convinced her that we all have the ability to access our right brain and the astonishing consciousness that exist ... Read on »
Understanding What Comes First – Recovering Drinkers and Their Priorities by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Once we have made a commitment to others and ourselves that we will do something about our drinking the situation becomes remedial. Nothing else takes priority over stayin ... Read on »
Just For Today I will Not Drink One day at a time. by Dr. Michael P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism How many times have you quit drinking? Every alcoholic or problem drinker comes to the point with their drinking when they make a promise to themselves or to someone else ... Read on »