April 28, 2016

Skeletons in the Closet: Three Health Conditions We Need to Talk About

Skeletons in the Closet: Three Health Conditions We Need to Talk About Not every topic is considered “polite.” There are some subjects people are encouraged to avoid in general conversation, like religion and politics. But certain health conditions are too often swept under the rug to avoid perceived embarrassment, and as a result people are […]

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March 14, 2016

Marijuana: Yes, There are Medicinal Uses

Marijuana: Yes, There are Medicinal Uses Although marijuana is often touted as a sort of solution for all, which it is not, there are proving to be medical uses for the drug. Recently, a pharmaceutical manufacturer in Britain that specializes in research related to cannabis, has shown that cannabinoids are effective in the treatment of […]

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March 10, 2016

Children and Horses: Equine Activities Improve Lives

Children and Horses: Equine Activities Improve Lives My research is in the field of addiction, but a lot of the therapies and activities that bring health and healing to those who suffer from addiction also have applications to many other groups. Equine programs, from horseback riding to equine assisted therapy, have long been known to […]

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February 17, 2016

Yes, You Can: Four Ways to Strengthen Your Resilience

Yes, You Can: Four Ways to Strengthen Your Resilience   Everyone knows someone who’s been through a horrifying experience, yet somehow manages to keep smiling. People like that usually come to mind when we lose it over small things, like having trouble finding a parking spot or unloading the groceries only to realize we forgot […]

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December 10, 2015

How to Talk to Someone Recovering from Addiction

How to Talk to Someone Recovering from Addiction   It can be hard to know what to say when someone we care for is in crisis. It can feel safer to simply do nothing in order to avoid the messy feelings and uncomfortable communication many associate with difficult events in their lives. But what your […]

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December 8, 2015

Learning from Scott Weiland’s Death: How to Support Someone Recovering from Addiction and Protect Yourself

Learning from Scott Weiland’s Death: How to Support Someone Recovering from Addiction and Protect Yourself Scott Weiland’s recent death hit me hard. I had met him a few times, always when he was sober, and in those moments he seemed a warm and delightful person to be around. I’m not surprised by his death. I […]

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November 20, 2015

Signs of Overdependence on the Internet and Social Media

Signs of Overdependence on the Internet and Social Media The Internet provides a constant, ever-changing source of information and entertainment. It is accessible from most smartphones, tablets, laptops, many gaming systems and desktop computers. Email, blogs, social networks, instant messaging, and message boards allow for both public and anonymous communication about any topic. Young children […]

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October 23, 2015

How to Address Using Adderall and Ritalin as Study Aids in High School and College

It is estimated that about a quarter of college students use Adderall or Ritalin as study aids in college. These and similar amphetamine based drugs are “cognitive enhancers.” About thirty minutes after a pill is taken, students find that they are better able to focus on their school work without tiring. Adderall and Ritalin are […]

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September 1, 2015

Seven Signs You Need to Find a New Therapist

Seven Signs You Need to Find a New Therapist I am always sad to hear of an individual or couple giving up on important help after one or two bad sessions with a therapist. If you are in therapy now or considering it in the future, it is important to not only choose a professional […]

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August 28, 2015

How to Tell Which Therapist is Right for You

How to Tell Which Therapist is Right for You One of the most important aspects of addiction recovery is intensive one-on-one psychotherapy. There is a reason that a person uses to excess. That underlying issue must be acknowledged and worked through if recovery is going to be long lasting. Additionally, many addicts have co-occurring psychological […]

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