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THE LATEST TREND IN GEN Z: ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

When Milly’s father called, he discovered Milly’s dark secret. He tried to be a compassionate and attentive father as she broke down in tears and explained what was going on. Devastated...

STONED BABIES AND UNDERACHIEVING ADULTS

Physicians and medical professionals routinely warn women not to use marijuana while they are pregnant or nursing. Why? The best available scientific evidence has established that exposure to marijuana’s psychoactive constituent,...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ALCOHOL AND THE DEVELOPING TEENAGE BRAIN

Studies at McLean Hospital and elsewhere have shown that alcohol affects the brains of adolescents in profound and dangerous ways. During the teenage and early adult years, the brain is still...

SHOULD YOU STAY OR GO WHEN YOUR SPOUSE IS STRUGGLING WITH SUD? ONE PERSON’S...

I believe that the best chance an individual with a use disorder has to survive and thrive comes from the healthy involvement of their family in the recovery process. Of course, not...

KNOWING IF, WHEN, AND HOW TO LET GO OF AN ADULT CHILD WITH...

Being a parent (or a sibling of a using adult) is not easy. I remember being pregnant with my daughter. It was a cold winter morning and I was at work with...

FOR THE FAMILIES – DEAR HEROIN

Dear Heroin, I f—ing hate you, You are the sorriest, most vicious, demonic SOB in the world. You took over my child at his most vulnerable and you lured him into your lair...

WHY TOUGH LOVE MIGHT FINALLY BE THE ANSWER

CONFRONTING YOUR LOVED ONE ABOUT SUBSTANCE ABUSE IS DIFFICULT. BUT TAKING A FIRM STANCE – AND NOT BACKING DOWN – MAY BE THE BEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE THEM. At 22 years...

ON GRIEF AND GRIEVING: A LESSON IN LIBERATION

Grief. It’s a big topic and one most of us prefer to avoid, but grief is sneaky and you never know when or how it’s going to show up to offer...

Mental Heath: Eliminating The Stigma

I am so proud to have been a part of the first ever Broward Mental Health Summit held on September 12th, 2018! This was a hugely successful event which brought awareness...

How Did We Get Here? The Evolving Epidemic Of Addictive Disease In The United...

The opioid crisis in the US is part of the larger epidemic of Substance Use Disorder, an equal opportunity brain disease, affecting over 40 million children, teens and adults. Addiction does...

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