Sunday, August 1, 2021

Prevention

Preventing drug addiction, alcohol addiction and suicide should be #1 in our country. The only way to prevent these is by prevention education. There are many groups that can help you. The Sober World has information for many of these groups.

Gambling: A bad bet for young people

Gambling: A bad bet for young people

"We finally found something for kids to do that is exciting, entertaining, and harmless…lets organize a ’casino night’ at the high school". Not so, according to scientific studies. Research reveals that...
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The Holidays Resilience or ‘a Bummer’

The holidays are upon us. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the most festive holidays. How well I recall growing up in Indiana with the sounds and smells of my mother cooking big...
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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...
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The Loss Of A Child

Dear Reader, As a clinician, I have written the following article to help those who have experienced the loss of a child. Whether you have lost a child from a miscarriage, an...
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The Prescription Drug Epidemic

Enough painkillers were prescribed in 2010 to medicate every American adult around-the-clock for a month, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Although most of these pills were prescribed for...
Relapse Prevention Therapy

Relapse Prevention Therapy: An Overview

Relapse usually does not occur suddenly, nor does it start with the first use of an addictive substance or behavior. Many times, relapse-prone individuals experience progressive warning signs that eventually make...
The Gift Of Emotional Transparency For Children

The Gift Of Emotional Transparency For Children

Stress is rampant in our modern day world. From a long list of stressors in families, substance abuse often rises to the top. What strikes me most when this kind of stress...

POSITIVE DISCIPLINE…POTENTIALLY GOOD PREVENTION

We all want our children to avoid risky behaviors, especially as they enter the scary teen years. Alcohol use in our town begins as early as 11. Heroin and other opiate...
THE EYES OF A BACK ROW BAPTIST

AA THROUGH THE EYES OF A BACK ROW BAPTIST

Take a second, close your eyes, and think about what I am describing. You walk up to a large room, the only thing more energizing than the hot coffee, is the...
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On The Ledge: Surviving Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare

Why am I writing about this issue? It’s so hard to lose a loved one, but the loss of a loved one due to suicide is perhaps the most unbearable loss...

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