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PETS IN RECOVERY

Pets In Recovery

People have heartrending stories when they reminisce with their collection of, “Susie Q was the best dog…” or “I adored my cat Sammy…” We all remember that fi rst neighborhood kitten...

TALKING WITH AN ADDICT: ARE YOU A LAMB, LION OR OWL?

When you have a friend or loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, you know that it’s super challenging to talk to them about their addiction. When you do,...

THE THREE MOST POWERFUL WORDS IN ANY RELATIONSHIP: “I TRUST YOU”

The cornerstone of all effective relationships is trust. When we think of verbs that often accompany trust, they tend to be words like ‘earned’ or ‘established’. Few words can indicate a...

PARKLAND STRONG ISN’T MERELY A SLOGAN

Wednesday February 14, 2018- Valentine’s Day. A day that will forever be etched in our memory. It was a day that Parkland, our home for the past 18 years, lost its innocence....

NARCISSISM – ALIVE AND WELL IN BROTOPIA

Anyone familiar with Greek mythology knows it doesn’t turn out so well for Narcissus. So transfixed with his own beauty, Narcissus died staring at his reflection in a pond. Of course...

The 30 Day Myth- Shouldn’t Rehab Only Take 30 days?

There is an idea in society that drug rehabilitation should only take 30 days. This idea says that, after only 30 days of withdrawal and treatment, the individual should be clean...

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER IN PREGNANCY

Substance Use Disorder during pregnancy is more common than people know or realize. In fact, it is very common among women of the reproductive age. Substance Use Disorder (SUD) during pregnancy...

GRATITUDE IN TIMES OF DESPAIR

It is easy to feel gratitude or thankfulness when life circumstances go our way. It is fun to celebrate- for example- a new job or a promotion, a new or rekindled...

SAVING JAKE: WHEN ADDICTION HITS HOME

Our family didn’t witness the beginning of Jake’s addiction. He was a normal high-school kid, fun and athletic. We were proud of him as he went off to college. When a...

MARIJUANAX – IT’S NOT MARIJUANA ANYMORE

The Legalization of Marijuana for medical purposes and now for recreational purposes has become one of the most divisive issues in America. At the same time, it’s the most misunderstood. People...

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