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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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Follow Me Breaking Up With Your Addiction

Follow Me Breaking Up With Your Addiction

Uncle Kracker had a hit song that he wrote in 2001, describing his love affair with heroin. Sadly, he also had made the news in 2007 for an arrest that indicated he may not have been completely over all the trials and tribulations he would face on his journey. And he...

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Anxious? Thought Stopping in COVID 19

Anxious? Thought Stopping in COVID 19

Who hasn’t at one time or another been captured by catastrophic thinking? With shelter in place being the norm since March 2020 and families sequestered at home, who has not had an anxious thought? Whether it is the stress of not being able to have a high school...

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What Makes A Great Teammate?

What Makes A Great Teammate?

What makes a great Teammate? I have had the privilege of collaborating side by side with a few great folks. No doubt you have worked side by side with people we all enjoy and respect and who make work fun. I have found some of the distinguishing characteristics of...

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Myths Surrounding Family Therapy and Family Coaching

Myths Surrounding Family Therapy and Family Coaching

Let's face it - family coaching is basically an unknown entity for most people and its scary to be in a group where there has been tension and trust issues. Not every clinician is equipped to engage with families and some prefer not to. Today I want to discuss the 4...

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Do You Know a Workaholic?

Do You Know a Workaholic?

I was so busy working that I missed July 5 National Workaholics Day. I guess I am guilty as charged. In fact, it wasn’t until a Forbes article undulated before my tired work eyes did, I ever know there was a National Workaholic Day. In my life every day is a workday....

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Are You Reckless? Is Addiction Reckless Behavior?

Are You Reckless? Is Addiction Reckless Behavior?

Lately I have been thinking about what prompts reckless behavior. We all know that in the past 4 months we have been cautioned to act with reserve, to stay put, to social distance and to wear masks. However, life is messy, and events have occurred which have served as...

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How To Help A Loved One After A Drug Or Alcohol Relapse

How To Help A Loved One After A Drug Or Alcohol Relapse

Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a struggle that impacts millions of people and families all over the world.  A 2017 National Survey on Health and Drug Use indicated that approximately 21.5 million people living in the United States above the age of 12 suffered from a...

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What Are You Missing?

What Are You Missing?

In my melancholy mood of missing lanyards, I realized that my clients more often then not talk about what they are missing, relationships, intimacy, missing loved ones who are drowning tin a sea of addiction Covid 19 has exacerbated usual coping skills . Clients,...

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