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Reduce Relapse- Feed the Brain First!

It’s our brain’s job to help us cope with stress gracefully. To do that, it needs to be fed optimally. An addicted brain is a starving brain! Starving brains cause us...

TRAUMA THEN AND NOW (PART 2 OF 3)

Underlying Causes of Trauma What happens in the brain - The limbic system is a set of brain structures located in the middle area of the brain. The limbic system is responsible...

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NEW OPIOID DRUG POLICY (PART 2 OF 2)

This is the second installment of this article. In Part 1, I examined the first two prongs of the administration’s proposed three prong approach to ending the opioid epidemic. I showed...

TRAUMA THEN AND NOW (PART 1 OF 3)

The word “trauma” originated in the late 17th century from the Greek language. The literal translation is to “wound or damage.” The Greek word was specific to physical injury and has...

YOU MATTER, TOO! CREATE YOUR OWN BILL OF RIGHTS

I was lost in the world of my son’s chaos! I no longer functioned as I used to. The activities I used to enjoy were second to being on 911 alert...

MOSAICS AS ART THERAPY FOR GRIEF

“Break a vase, and the love that reassembles the fragments is stronger than that love which took its symmetry for granted when it was whole” ~Derek Walcott “If we’re willing to give...

THE CREATIVE ARTS COMFORT AND HEAL DURING CHAOTIC TIMES

It is one of the functions of art that it restores to us the whole of human history in optimum condition. In the face of fragmentation and alienation it restores our...

WHAT IS ART THERAPY AND HOW DOES IT HELP?

Although many people have heard about art therapy, often they are under the impression that it is mostly for children. Indeed, it is helpful with kids; it is also useful with...

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....

ADDICTION AMNESIA

Writer and Philosopher George Santayana is attributed with one of the most famous insights about progress, change and retained experience. He stated, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to...

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