Sports Stars – Fame & Addiction

Sports Stars – Fame & Addiction

I was never inclined to play sports. It wasn’t until I met my husband – a former collegiate athletic director – who taught me how the game of football is played. However, it wasn’t knowing where the red zone is, calling the 25 second rule or how many...
Too Big to Fail: Wealthy Clients & Addiction

Too Big to Fail: Wealthy Clients & Addiction

This article originally appeared on Huffington Post. Sam Polk, a former hedge-fund trader on Wall Street, tells the New York Times how his addiction to money and gambling was the source of his discontent. “In my last year on Wall Street my bonus was $3.6 million,”...
The Changing Face of Meth

The Changing Face of Meth

This article originally appeared on Huffington Post. Through my many years as a clinician in behavioral health, I have met many people of all races, socioeconomic status and gender who have experienced a methamphetamine (meth) addiction. When I first learned about...
Opioid Pandemic?

Opioid Pandemic?

Is it possible that we’re headed for an opioid pandemic? We know it’s an epidemic. This is a subject I’ve written a lot about & seen more & more when helping with interventions or designing family programs. It is also in the news on a regular basis, including...