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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...

AMERICA’S OPIOID EPIDEMIC AND TEENS – SAVE A LIFE

Almost every day we hear about deaths caused by overdoses of opiates or opioids. (The word opioids include opiates.) The statistics for the general population are increasingly alarming as...

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...

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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BULLYING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Oftentimes when we think of bullying, an ordinary school room or cafeteria comes to mind. But imagine instead a chat room, or imagine utilizing Facebook to extensively harass and...

HOW FAMILY MEMBERS CAN MOVE FROM FEAR TO LOVE AND HELP THEMSELVES AND THEIR...

Have you ever seen the X-Men character Wolverine where claws magically emerge from his knuckles when he needs them and then go back in when he doesn’t?
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COLLEGE MENTAL HEALTH: A CHECKLIST FOR PARENTS

Be sure to learn more about what resources are available at your child’s college or university to help support their mental health Approximately four million students...

MICHAEL’S GIFT

There he was. My precious baby boy. My first child. It was instant love. I was a mother dedicated to doing everything I could for my baby so that...

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