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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...

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...

Face Down Alcoholism With Four Healthy options

Alcoholism tears many families apart. You may be experiencing the same type of trauma I grew up with. It’s my wish to transcend pain to promise by extending hope to others....
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The Death Of Robin Williams- A Wake Up Call

The shocking tragedy of Robin Williams’ death has left many with questions. Why did this comic genius suffer such severe depression that he was moved to take his own life? What...
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The Complexity Of Adolescence

I would like to share a topic that a colleague and I presented several years ago entitled The Complexity of Adolescence. Adolescence is a transitional stage of physical, emotional, cognitive, and...

YOUR CHILD IS GOING TO TREATMENT: NOW WHAT? A GUIDE FOR PARENTS

Your son or daughter has agreed to go to treatment. As a parent you now face one of the biggest decisions you will ever make – choosing the best program. In...
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A MOTHER’S SECRET HOPE

Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Let her hope for you be the hope you see for yourself...
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PURDUE PHARMA- WHEN WILL JUSTICE BE SERVED?

As a Registered Nurse, if I gave my patient a drug that resulted in their death, I would be held accountable. April 17,2018- one passenger is killed when an engine malfunctions on...
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12 Tips for Parents of College Students Home Due to COVID-19

Over the past several weeks, I have been thinking a lot about what it is like for parents who suddenly find themselves living with their bright eyed, I know everything, independent...

From Addict to Addiction Counselor: The Strange and Winding Journey of Mitch Feld

Mitch Feld was, for all practical purposes, dead. He was in a coma. And doctors told his parents that, even if he managed to survive, he’d never get out of a wheelchair. *...

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