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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

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 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

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,...

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...

The Untold Secret

Actually, it is not a secret but more like an aspect of addiction hidden in plain sight. For decades we’ve split off mental health from addiction and alcoholism. The history of...

A Fresh Perspective On Drugs And Crime

I talk to a lot of law enforcement professional as the North Miami Police Chaplain and they are frustrated. Everyday they go out and put their life on the line to...

Collateral Damage of Addiction

When formulating my thoughts for this article I realized the first thing I must say is how sorry I am for the need for such words. And how sorry that you,...

Young Adults and Extended Care

You do not need to read a study to know that the number of young adults struggling with addiction is at an epidemic level. While many are working on understanding why...

Helping The Helpers

It’s easy to understand why public safety workers are among some of the country’s highest populations with substance abuse, divorce, family dysfunction, depression and suicide. Dealing with the suffering and tragedy...

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