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THE PERFECT STORM

THE PERFECT STORM: THE ONSET OF BURNOUT

It has been a year of chaos, confusion, and complete madness. The pandemic is not the only thing to blame for the pandemonium plaguing our global community. For many within the...
Neuropsychiatric

Deep and Debilitating Wounds: Neuropsychiatric Disease Among Traumatized Children

Emotional Trauma and Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) are robust risk factors for adolescent and adult neuropsychiatric disorders. Childhood adversity includes neglect, attachment disorder, physical and emotional trauma, and sexual abuse. Recently,...
INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT

INVOLUNTARY COMMITMENT TO TREATMENT IS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL

“After a one year drop in 2018, U.S. opioid overdose deaths increased again in 2019, topping 50,000 for the first time according to the CDC.” (Associated Press 10-22-2020) There were 82,000...
The Bleakness of Poverty

The Bleakness of Poverty

In our global community, the concept of poverty has varied dependent upon our ideological perspectives. Our perspectives about the causation of poverty is frequently skewed by our relationship to poverty itself....
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Staying Strong, Sober and Sane on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving marks the official beginning of the ever-stressful holiday season. It’s a challenging time of year for everyone, and especially for people in recovery. Family events—both large and small—can be stressful,...
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Let Go? Are You Kidding Me?

‘It is Important to Let Go Without Giving Up or Giving In’ The BALM® (Be A Loving Mirror) Family Recovery method teaches families how to ‘be there’ for their struggling loved one...
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Children and Trauma

The dire effects of COVID may linger long into the next decade. It really depends how much longer this egregious virus clutches its claws into the minds, the hearts, and the...
shattered heart

Acknowledge the Elephant- Support a Grieving Mom

After losing my son Matt a few years ago, I felt like I had inherited the elephant. You know the one I'm talking about- the elephant in the room that no one will...
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Parental Life Lessons

Naturally, children are extremely perceptive and intuitive creatures. Unbeknownst to many parents, children are highly in tuned with their familial environment and their personal surroundings. They are observing every verbal and...
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When Helping Hurts

Let’s face it, not all adult children are dysfunctional, any more than all parents are enablers. Many adult children have been raised to have deep respect for their parents and themselves....

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