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ADDICTION: IT’S EFFECT ON THE FAMILY

ADDICTION: IT’S EFFECT ON THE FAMILY

When a family member gets addicted to alcohol or drugs every member of the family gets hurt. Families struggle to function normally while trying to hide the shame, pain and problems...

What Is An Intervention?

The most difficult part of dealing with addiction is that the addict does not feel that they have a problem. In fact, most are quite convinced that the problem is not...
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College Mental Health: A Checklist For Parents

College mental health: Approximately four million students will enroll in college for the first time this year, and the transition to university life can be overwhelming. Coupled with the known fact...

A Love So Strong

Dealing Without Losses

Dealing Without Losses

Dealing Without Losses:By now, in life, you’ve faced many losses: loss of a loved one, a parent, divorce, loss of a career, loss of health, physical beauty, sexual desires, a stillbirth,...

How To Have a great Holiday: Reflect On Best Moments Of The Past

How often do we robotically immerse ourselves in the traditions of our families around the holidays without questioning whether those “must do’s” actually create the holiday joy we are seeking for...

ADDICTION IS A FAMILY AFFAIR. WE ALL NEED RECOVERY.

On August 6, 2015 my husband and I watched as our son Kurt, in recovery from heroin, received his 18-month chip. We were at the alumni meeting where he had started...

Adolescents, Homelessness, And Substance Abuse

In any discussion around homelessness it is necessary to address poverty. Research on adolescent risks factors reminds us that extreme economic deprivation is a risk for substance use, difficulty with self-regulation...

PARENTAL CODEPENDENCY

Adolescent addiction affects the dependent person but also the family, the educational and social environment, and the community. A drug dependent teenager may act as if he is functioning in a...
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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...

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