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

Do you Hold Space for Others?

Do you Hold Space for Others?

This morning I was drinking my coffee and reflecting on my family, my work and you dear friends. I wondered do I truly hold space for those I love and care for and work with. In the addiction and behavioral health field we talk a lot about being in gratitude, of doing...

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Do you have Fever? Cabin Fever that is????

Do you have Fever? Cabin Fever that is????

Just today I was talking to Yassi, a part-time comedian and all around good woman that’s Shelby’s Stanger’s best friend.  I asked her how life was going at Wind and Sea - an idyllic spot in La Jolla, California where folks come and go walking their golden retrievers...

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14 Proven Methods To Keep Anxiety From Turning Into Addiction

14 Proven Methods To Keep Anxiety From Turning Into Addiction

Thanks goes out to my colleagues Tian Dayton PHD ,  Dr. James Flowers and Recovery coaches David Malow and Shayne Anderson for their thoughtful contributions as well National Institute of Drug Abuse ( NIDA )  Dear Ones Each day the anxiety meter rises as we take more...

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What Happens To A Child In An Alcoholic Family?

What Happens To A Child In An Alcoholic Family?

A Tornado Of A Childhood Last week a wonderful family called me. They were worried about their little boy. Both parents were in recovery and had grown up in alcoholic families. They were concerned about their child. He was 7 and every night he awoke with terrors of...

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Is Your CEO Or Spouse Out Of Control?

Is Your CEO Or Spouse Out Of Control?

Last week I received a phone call from a distressed wife who asked me about her successful husband who she described as a high functioning alcoholic with narcissistic tendencies. It got me thinking about how we often sweep addiction and mental health problems under...

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Super Achievers & Addiction: Big Highs, Big Lows

Super Achievers & Addiction: Big Highs, Big Lows

Over my career I have witnessed the vulnerability of Entrepreneurs, CEOs (women and men), Artists, Fashionistas, Writers and other Creative Folk, and each of these creatives that I worked with have been at high risk for depression, addiction and suicide. I have met...

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Travel – Trauma – Triumph

Travel – Trauma – Triumph

Life is so precious. Over the last month, I have traveled hither and yon from West Palm Beach, Florida  to Morgantown West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Penna with Houston, Texas and Salt Lake City and ending Los Angeles before returning home to the desert TRAVEL Over the...

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