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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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Is Following Your Passion The Worst Thing To Do?

So often we hear people talk about following their passion, as if following one’s passion magically equates with everlasting success or happiness. The dictionary defines passion as: “a strong feeling or emotion. He spoke with passion. 2: an object of someone's love,...

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Do You Have a Shopping Addiction?

Do You Have a Shopping Addiction?

The other day a stately woman called me, worried about her husband who had gone down the rabbit hole of alcohol. It’s not surprising that other people in this owner/executive’s life turned a blind eye to his drinking problem, but she was determined to help her husband...

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A Joyful Weekend Adventure In LA

A Joyful Weekend Adventure In LA

From the Tennessee Werewolves, Soul Cycle, Mel's Diner, The Sunset Marquis to visiting The Villa at Seasons and celebrating Miriam's House my days in LA were filled with joy. Everyone knows when I grow old, I will live in the Sunset Marquis as it holds a special place...

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Adderall Use, Abuse, & FAQs

Adderall Use, Abuse, & FAQs

We get a lot of phone calls from people asking about Adderall and the negative impact they’ve seen on their children or loved ones. In particular, we see issues arise when Adderall is used in combination with other drugs.  It is well known that stimulant medications...

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The More We Learn About Marijuana

  With marijuana use at an all-time high for young adults and late teens, as indicated in a recent study, people are wondering what the implications of marijuana use are. Maks Ezrin, head of Youth Prevention Mentors, recounts “As a...

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How Is Narcan Used In Opioid Overdoses?

How Is Narcan Used In Opioid Overdoses?

In the event of an overdose, Narcan can be a life-saving drug. It is used to reverse the effects of opioids and help restore breathing. Let's look at how Narcan works in those situations. Opioid Antagonist Narcan is an opioid antagonist, which means it works against...

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Unhooking the Narrative

Along with learning how to do something different, seeing the world in new and different ways, we have to work on helping our clients UNHOOK the Narratives which have colored their lives in a kaleidoscope of fear and sorrow. A great deal...

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