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These articles are written to be a resource for families, as well as other professionals in behavior health.

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Ornamental Children (written with the help of Maks Ezrin)

Ornamental Children (written with the help of Maks Ezrin)

When Sam called last week, she was scared and frightened. Her beautiful 24-year-old daughter, Harriet, was raging once again, letting her know, in no uncertain terms, that she was a no good, very bad mother. Harriet said she was scared to leave her home, a beautifully...

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Treatment Without Walls

Treatment Without Walls

Over the past year, I have been blessed to be able to work with many different behavioral health centers: Seasons Malibu, Milestones Malibu, Pointe Malibu, JFlowers Health Institute, A Mission for Michael, Cirque Lodge, Sabino Recovery, Futures, Balance, Life Sync,...

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Cocaine and Ketamine — A  Lethal Cocktail Known As CK

Cocaine and Ketamine — A Lethal Cocktail Known As CK

Calvin Klein has now achieved new notoriety in the drug world. CK-Calvin Klein is the name for a new polydrug which is a combination of cocaine and ketamine. CK is popular around the world, including major cities like London and New York. Users of CK experience a...

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10 Ways to Make Your Time Matter

10 Ways to Make Your Time Matter

This morning I read a provoking article by Oliver Bukemen in the daily good that reminded me of our immortality- yours and mind. In his book Four Thousand Weeks, he lets us know that the average lifespan is absurdly terrifying infinite. He says we are lucky to live...

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Where is Your Phone on Thanksgiving Day?

Where is Your Phone on Thanksgiving Day?

In the spirit of Dr. Suess, have you ever wondered about all the places you go with your smartphone and if you are addicted? I ran across a wonderful study, of course, on my smartphone by Solitari - this is a company that creates games, and they were curious to learn...

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Do You Have Disturbing Thoughts?

Do You Have Disturbing Thoughts?

Have you ever been sitting, walking or doing something and then, all of a sudden, a strange, disturbing thought or image pops into your mind? It may be a recurring fear that you are not good enough, that folks won’t like you, that you will do something that causes...

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Is Happiness the Best Feeling?

Is Happiness the Best Feeling?

As I continue to contemplate aging and wrangle with acceptance, I often wonder which feeling is predominant. People often ask if happiness is the goal of life and I wonder what happiness truly means. In truth, I have always had trouble with that feeling. It feels too...

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