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Why Self-Esteem Matters and How to Build Yours

Self-esteem is the belief that you are good enough and worthy of enjoying happiness, success, healthy relationships and a good life. From a psychological lens self-esteem is about how we evaluate...

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NEW OPIOID DRUG POLICY (PART 1 OF 2)

Recently, the President rolled out his three pronged approach that he believes will curb our raging opioid epidemic, parts of which sound remarkably close to those of Philippine President Duterte’s; a...

MEETING THE TREATMENT WORKFORCE DEMAND: THE VITAL ROLE OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADDICTION STUDIES PROGRAMS

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 20.8 million Americans aged 12 or older had a diagnosable substance use disorder (SUD) in the past year. This amounts...

THE PAL STORY

While working with young people in treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, I witnessed first-hand how devastating the disease of addiction is to the entire family. Parents are faced with challenges...

A NEW HOPE FOR DEPRESSION – PART 2 OF 2

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a method that employs magnetism to stimulate small regions of the brain. TMS is a very safe and tolerable treatment with few medical exclusions although there...

RISING ABOVE TRAUMA

When presenting lectures on trauma to patients I often state, “there is no zip code that is immune from tragic experiences.” I work with patients who have suffered trauma and present with...

GASLIGHTING 101: SIGNS, SYMPTOMS, AND RECOVERY

Gaslighting is a malicious and hidden form of mental and emotional abuse designed to plant seeds of self-doubt and alter your perception of reality. Like all abuse, it’s based on the...

DEVELOPING RELAPSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS

Relapse-prone chemically dependent patients represent forty percent of all private sector patients and eighty to ninety percent of all public sector patients. These statistics drive home an important point. Every treatment...

VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL REPORT: WHERE HAS THE LOVE GONE FOR CHRONIC RELAPSERS?

How chronic relapsers are getting swept under the carpet and what they can do to find sustainable recovery! Years ago a gentleman by the name of Todd (not his real name) enrolled...

SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY RECOVERY MOVEMENT: PROMOTING A NEW ERA OF ADVOCACY- BASED VOLUNTEERISM

Individuals struggling with addiction issues face many barriers and challenges that significantly impede upon the recovery process. Discrimination, access to treatment, health insurance, employment, and housing have long-been obstacles to building...

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