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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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Can You Remove Yourself From the Center of the Story?

Can You Remove Yourself From the Center of the Story?

I particularly like the writing of Leo Babauta as he gets to the heart of the matter. In his article, Mental Badassery: Becoming Aware of the Stories We Tell Ourselves, Leo points out eloquently that we as we go about our day, we the tell our stories and ultimately we...

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Unhooking the Narrative

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 of inner child work,...

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Can You Ride a Bicycle Backwards?

  A few years ago, I had the opportunity to work with Joe Waggener. He is both a lawyer and an interventionist. I have always been grateful to him for introducing me to the YouTube Video Riding a Bicycle Backwards. It...

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Teens and Porn: What To Do (And Not To Do)

Teens and Porn: What To Do (And Not To Do)

Let’s take a look at an always controversial topic: Teens and Porn. I came across an article in the Wall Street Journal that got me thinking about this. I am very interested in your viewpoint on this topic in general, and on what to do about it. Early Exposure in...

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What Can Fear Teach Us?

What Can Fear Teach Us?

Flying back from Munich to San Diego, I came across a German Proverb, “Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” As I contemplated this statement, I realized we all have fears, some of which can be quite imaginative and vocal, which may color the stories we tell...

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 When Life Gets Tough do you “RECOMBOBULATE”? 

 When Life Gets Tough do you “RECOMBOBULATE”? 

According to Ann Curzan, a dean at the University of Michigan, learning how to “Recombobulate” is the secret to tacking any challenge. Dean Curzan reflected in a much overdue (2 year Covid delayed) commencement address that over the past few years we were all...

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Can Humor Be an Intervention Strategy?

Can Humor Be an Intervention Strategy?

While traveling home from the American Pharmaceutics meeting, I stopped to think about how I made folks laugh during my presentation. Humor served to break the ice and make folks more relaxed, so the ongoing discussions were full and the participants felt safe and...

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Downstate Anyone?

Downstate Anyone?

I have often been characterized as a work alcoholic. I thrive on helping people in crisis. Why am I so good at this? Well, I suppose that growing up in a family beset with alcohol, other drugs, and mental health issues prepared me. I was walking on eggshells, always...

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