Friday, May 24, 2019

Depression

WHAT FAMILY MEMBERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND SUICIDAL BEHAVIOR

Not all substance abusers manifest suicidal behavior, but too many do. A CDC toxicology study of suicide victims found over one-third positive for alcohol and just under one-fifth positive for opiates....

On The Ledge: Surviving Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare

Why am I writing about this issue? It’s so hard to lose a loved one, but the loss of a loved one due to suicide is perhaps the most unbearable loss...

From Druggie To Scientist: How I Finally Made Sense Of Addiction

I’ve been asked to write an autobiographical sketch, and I suppose my life has been unusual enough to make it something you might want to read, especially if addiction has ripped...

When Winning is Losing

When a client comes into treatment, usually they aren’t seeking help strictly from an internal motivation of wanting to change every aspect of their life. More often than not, they come...

The Answer Is The Emotional Self- Reliance

According to the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, drug and alcohol abuse is the third leading cause of death in the United States. The study found that 23.6...

Death Of A Family

An older woman with red rimmed empty eyes sat by the bed of the 40-year-old patient in 14B. I knew those eyes. I have had those eyes, those mother’s eyes, sitting...

The Death Of Robin Williams- A Wake Up Call

The shocking tragedy of Robin Williams’ death has left many with questions. Why did this comic genius suffer such severe depression that he was moved to take his own life? What...

The Silent Assault On Americans With Addictions We Were Born With A Gift

If you’re like me, born with a genetic predisposition to addiction, you were born with a gift. We’re a creative group who find excitement in discovering new solutions to old problems....

A Disease That Needs Healing

One year after the most tragic event in our country took place, I experienced a moment of blissful laughter that I did not know I was capable of feeling without the...

To Thine Own Self Be True Best Practices For Lesbian And Bisexual Women In...

A part of us dies when we are not in integrity with ourselves. This is a universal truth for us all and even more so for lesbian and bisexual women trying...

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