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THE AMYGDALA – EARLY CHILDHOOD TRAUMA and ADDICTION

Friedrich Nietzsche said “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” Trauma consists of reactions to an overwhelming danger or an inescapable chronic threat which, particularly if it...
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3 Tips to Help You Experience Joy This Holiday Season

How you can truly enjoy the holiday season despite substance use disorder in the family Are you sitting on pins and needles wondering which of your...
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Saving Your Loved Ones from Addiction By Treating the Disease in the Brain and...

Across America today, families are faced with unparalleled challenges from social media, peer pressure, financial insecurity, health issues, pervasive anxiety and inordinate stress which opens the door to darkness...
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THE ELDERLY SUFFER IN SILENCE FROM SUBSTANCE ABUSE

At a recent conference on substance abuse among the elderly, Brenda Iliff, Director of the Hazelden Betty Ford Older Adult Program, reported a precipitous increase in substance abuse among...
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SUGAR HIGHS: IS MARIJUANA THE REAL GATE-WAY DRUG?

Our children are dying en masse of opioid overdoses and the federal government is going back in a time machine arguing that marijuana is a gate-way drug. As they...
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6 PARENTING TIPS FOR WHEN ADDICTION RUNS IN THE FAMILY

You may have heard it said that “addiction is a family disease.” That’s true in more ways than one, but in its most fundamental sense, it means that addiction...
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SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS: A GRIEVING MOMS POINT OF VIEW.

The holidays. Those two words used to bring such joy to my heart and plans to my head. I would head to the store with my list and always...
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AMERICA’S OPIOID EPIDEMIC AND TEENS – SAVE A LIFE

Almost every day we hear about deaths caused by overdoses of opiates or opioid. (The word opioid include opiates.) The statistics for the general population are increasingly alarming as...
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WHAT IS THE KEY TO FAMILY RECOVERY? INFORMATION,TRANSFORMATION, AND SUPPORT!

Anyone who has been in recovery knows that sustaining The Miracle of Recovery often carries with it a tremendous amount of work, sweat and tears. And to get to...
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ADDICTION – A FAMILY’S WORST NIGHTMARE

There are only a few words in the English language that can evoke more pain and wider range of emotions in a parent than, “your child is addicted to...

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