Travel – Trauma – Triumph

Travel – Trauma – Triumph

Life is so precious. Over the last month, I have traveled hither and yon from West Palm Beach, Florida  to Morgantown West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Penna with Houston, Texas and Salt Lake City and ending Los Angeles before returning home to the desert TRAVEL Over the...
Thank You For Your Military Service

Thank You For Your Military Service

I want to thank the military men and women past and present for their service and the thousands of behavioral health practitioners, doctors, psychologists, social workers, counselors and volunteers who dedicate their professional lives to them.

On Death: Ruminations on the grief process

On Death: Ruminations on the grief process

Nothing prepared me for April 20, 1996. It was the day after Easter, a supposed time of resurrection and goodness. Instead, my husband was pronounced dead after experiencing a heart attack and sliding his brand new Infiniti into the center divide on the highway near...
Opioid Deaths and Family Grief

Opioid Deaths and Family Grief

Podcast: How To Heal After A Sudden Loss From An Addiction Related Death There were more drug-related deaths in 2016 than from the entire Vietnam war or the HIV/Aids epidemic at its height – and for every person who died suddenly and tragically there are at...
The Role Of Biopsychosocial Evaluation In An Intervention 

The Role Of Biopsychosocial Evaluation In An Intervention 

Working With Addiction: How Information Is Gathered And Why It’s Important For An Intervention  Due to the complex nature of addiction, working towards recovery means taking a broadened approach to the disease. Rather than relying on strictly medical or biological...
Trauma, PTSD and Children

Trauma, PTSD and Children

Share This Infographic To share this infographic, simply copy the code below and paste it into the HTML section of your website. <a href=”https://www.allaboutinterventions.com/2017/05/04/trauma-ptsd-children/”><img...
Trauma & Addiction — What’s The Difference?

Trauma & Addiction — What’s The Difference?

This article originally appeared on Huffington Post. Over the last couple years, more and more treatment centers have started saying they specialize in “Trauma Informed Therapies.” We marvel over this, as clearly indigenous to substance abuse, mental health and...
[Infographic] Rethinking Triple Threat

[Infographic] Rethinking Triple Threat

In my article for the Huffington Post in 2015, I addressed something I called the Triple Threat. Here is an excerpt from that article Until the ‘80s, it used to be that clients coming in for treatment were typically corralled into two discrete camps: the mentally ill...