High Wealth

How Addiction & Personality Disorders Impact High Wealth Individuals

High Wealth disorder, sometimes referred to as money disorder, refers to financial beliefs and unhealthy and self-destructive behaviors that can lead to distress and impairment in an individual’s quality of life.

Addiction, behavioral disorders, & high stress can also impact high wealth families & individuals in a specific & unique way.

Articles About High Wealth

SHH: It’s Easier To Talk About Sex Than Money

SHH: It’s Easier To Talk About Sex Than Money

I am a fortunate woman, clinician, educator, and interventionist. I oftentimes work with people who have lives aplenty. That was not always the way, as I started out working at Allegheny Department of Public Welfare when I was 20. Now at 75, my practice caters to...

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The Crisis Of Wealth

The Crisis Of Wealth

We live in a time of unprecedented, voluptuous wealth. It can be measured in all sorts of ways, such as the high school senior driving a new Mercedes Benz or a five-bedroom apartment on Park Avenue. Two of the most successful TV shows running today, Yellowstone and...

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Ornamental Children (written with the help of Maks Ezrin)

Ornamental Children (written with the help of Maks Ezrin)

When Sam called last week, she was scared and frightened. Her beautiful 24-year-old daughter, Harriet, was raging once again, letting her know, in no uncertain terms, that she was a no good, very bad mother. Harriet said she was scared to leave her home, a beautifully...

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Treatment Without Walls

Treatment Without Walls

Over the past year, I have been blessed to be able to work with many different behavioral health centers: Seasons Malibu, Milestones Malibu, Pointe Malibu, JFlowers Health Institute, A Mission for Michael, Cirque Lodge, Sabino Recovery, Futures, Balance, Life Sync,...

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Fear of Flying

Fear of Flying

Those of you who work in the behavioral health care field know that when a person decides to go to treatment, whether by invitation or by other circumstances, there is usually a big gulp and an essential fear of going (i.e. a "fear of flying") about actually entering...

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When Too Much Is Not Enough – The  Death of Tony Hsieh

When Too Much Is Not Enough – The Death of Tony Hsieh

The tragic death of Zappos founder who aimed to Deliver us Happiness, Tony Hsieh is alas just another example of how wealth and power does not preclude others from being surrounded by folks who feed one’s addiction in exchange for goods and services. As Forbes...

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What Is Care Management in Addiction Treatment?

What Is Care Management in Addiction Treatment?

I thought long and hard about how we offer services to the families we serve. We take pride in going the extra mile with are clients in providing Care Management services. In addition to Intervention and Safe Escort Services, here are some of the other services of we...

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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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Additional Resources

My Wooky Book
Russel Brand

Navigating Grace
Jeff Jay

Moments of Clarity
Christopher Crawford Kennedy

Broken
William Moyers

Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal
Louise Stanger

Learn To Thrive
Louise Stanger

Does The Noise in My Head Bother You?
Steven Tyler