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RECOVERY IS A FAMILY AFFAIR

“The entire family is in recovery. Every person in this room is in recovery. The sooner you accept this truth and begin to focus on your own growth and recovery process,...
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THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE- COVID-19

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has taken the world by storm. COVID-19 is a member of the coronavirus family, which has never been detected in humans before. There are seven known...
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Codependent? Reclaiming Our Losses Step by Step

You may have seen the cartoon of a person reflecting, “Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.” As a codependent, I know that of all the...
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Substance Use and Risk-taking Behaviors – What Parents Need to Know

“It could be the ugliest person in the world; someone we wouldn’t think twice about if we were sober, but we’d go to bed with if we were high or intoxicated.”...
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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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