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Everything Changes for Families In Recovery

According to a Columbia University study, “40 million Americans age 12 and over meet the clinical criteria for addiction involving nicotine, alcohol or other drugs.” It is estimated that each chemically...
Teen Substance Use and Treatment

Danger Zone: Teen Substance Use and Treatment

Of summer, poet Darcy Cummings wrote of a “child leaving a walled school for the first time, stumbling from cool hallways to a world dense with scent and sound”. For many youth,...
BULLYING AND ADDICTION

LIVING BEYOND

PREVENTION STARTS WITH BEING INFORMED, EDUCATED AND SUPPORTIVE “Prevention is all about persuasion.” ~ Theodore Caputi For many parents, a child’s return to school may be met with a bag of mixed emotions, reservations...

HOW DO FAMILY LAW COURTS DEAL WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT

In our family law practice, we frequently see the influence of substance abuse in dissolution of marriage cases. Sadly, many marriages would have a better chance at working and not ending...
Substance Abuse Treatment

Options When Your Loved One Refuses Voluntary Substance Abuse Treatment

Navigating the world of substance abuse treatment can be an overwhelming experience. As the Admission Director at a local behavioral health hospital, I am familiar with the difficulties families face and...
Codependence In Men

Codependence In Men

Heard at a meeting: “My father was the highest power in my family” Men think and act differently from women when confronted with addiction. They are driven to take action immediately rather...
Holidays Loneliness And Being Human

Holidays, Loneliness, And Being Human

Christmas, 1986. I was at my aunt’s house in New Jersey. As always, she had prepared a huge feast and had invited family, friends, and neighbors. (I’m Jewish. My aunt and...
The Paradox Of Power

The Paradox Of Power

The secret to happiness lies within the Serenity Prayer, in that it helps us to understand that the only thing we are able to control in life is our own thinking....
Prevention Is Not Just Another Catch Phrase

Prevention Is Not Just Another Catch Phrase

Everywhere you turn someone is talking about the war on drugs. Opiate addiction claims 16,000 lives annually, surpassing alcoholism in many regions of the United States. Missouri, Ohio, California, Arizona, Michigan,...
Prescription Drug Addiction

Understanding Prescription Drug Addiction

Somewhere, at this very moment, a man’s wife agonizes as she receives a call from the police—her husband has been arrested for forging prescriptions for tranquilizers. In another community, a mother...

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