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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 Change Strange?

Is Change Strange?

  I have been thinking a lot about change lately, both personally and professionally. Recently we moved back to North San Diego country to a beautiful, serene area full of birds chirping, running water, and flowers blooming everywhere. While familiar with the...

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The  Overdose Death Toll is Staggering

The  Overdose Death Toll is Staggering

  The Overdose Death Toll is Staggering. Last week, the US Centers for Disease Control released national data that confirms almost 30% increase in deaths by drug overdose. Tragically, over 93,000 people died from overdoses in 2020. This is the highest number of...

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Are You Feeling Anxious? Blame Your Brain

Are You Feeling Anxious? Blame Your Brain

Over the last few weeks I, and the rest of the world, have encountered so many changes: masks are off, crowds are gathering, travel is up, violent crime is up, temperatures are rising, and the Olympics are on (minus crowds cheering in the stands.) With all of this...

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Recovery, Routine, and Habit Stacking

Recovery, Routine, and Habit Stacking

   At every age and every stage of life, a good routine is beneficial, if not outright necessary, to our overall health and happiness. By embracing a routine, we make the time we need to handle all the tasks of daily life as well as devote ourselves to taking care of...

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Summer and Safety

Summer and Safety

Summer is in full swing.  Warm temperatures, picnics, barbeques, and 4th of July parades are all hallmarks of this time of year.  It’s a great time to celebrate family, friends and freedom. Safety is a big concern for everyone at this time of year.  From the heat...

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Have We Come a Long Way, Baby? Women and Alcohol

Have We Come a Long Way, Baby? Women and Alcohol

When I was growing up, I used to look up to my mother in awe. She was stunning with her hair drawn back in a chignon, dressed in original long, flowing dresses, nails perfectly manicured in a bright red hue. As she sashayed across the room with a whiskey sour in one...

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And Just Like That, Busyness Beckons

And Just Like That, Busyness Beckons

And just like that, the world has opened up. Airports are busy, the beaches are full, restaurants are having trouble hiring staff, LA freeways are packed, gyms have reopened and suddenly the world is busy. With that comes new choices, new directions and a rush - a...

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