Drug & Alcohol Addiction

What Is Drug And Alcohol Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction refers to the long-term, pathological use and abuse of alcohol or drugs. An individual abusing drugs and/or alcohol has physical dependence on the substance, and will persists in using despite problems arising from their behavior.

Articles About Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Good Times at The Blanchard Institute

Good Times at The Blanchard Institute

Question: What do yo-yos, baby sharks, bowling, virtual reality, basketball games, and behavioral health care professionals have in Common? Answer: Ward Blanchard-- innovator, inspirer and collaborator. Little did I know when life took a side turn and I traveled to...

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Pot Party At 72?

Pot Party At 72?

Thanks to psychiatric nurse Dale Knode and Paradigm Treatment Centers, I had the opportunity to keynote and present three times at the Yankton Mental Health Conference. The audience was 250 strong and was comprised of counselors and mental health workers across the...

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Aging in the Time of the Silver Tsunami

Aging in the Time of the Silver Tsunami

Can you believe I was invited to a pot party at 72? Today I experienced a first. I was invited to a pot party. Not just any party, a high school reunion party. It started out harmless. One kind fellow from my high school offered his beautiful home to host a Southern...

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Where Have All The Ethics Gone?

Where Have All The Ethics Gone?

A recent client of mine, Stacey, was ambivalent about seeking help for her mother, Catherine. She wasn’t sure how to approach the issue. Stacey, a busy mom herself with four kids, a husband and a side career didn’t have time to deal with what was developing with her...

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How To Speak To Your Parent About Their Addiction Problem

How To Speak To Your Parent About Their Addiction Problem

Holiday season is upon us and everyone knows about the Twelve Days of Christmas. In the spirit of this, I’d like to share with you Thirteen Things to Check Out to Stay Strong in Recovery. Long before anyone takes a drink or uses a drug, the signs of relapse rear their...

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