Would You Recognize An Overdose?
Today, on August 31,2022, we honor the 107,000+ U.S. people who died from drug overdoses. Parents don’t want their addicted child to die from an overdose. Yet, last year, according…Read More
Looking Beyond The Peephole of Addiction
There are many books about addiction. Some are written by mothers who give you a glance into their private world of what it’s like having a daughter who is NOT…Read More
Signs of Drug Abuse
How can you tell if your child is just a moody teenager or experimenting with drugs that cause his personality to change? With school out and longer summer days, there’s…Read More
When Grandma Becomes Ma
When my father suddenly died in his thirties, my Mother had to go to work to support four children. Her different jobs included bookkeeper, fabric converter (I still don’t understand…Read More
Self-Defeating Behaviors That Parents of Substance Abusers Believe
Self-Defeating Behaviors that Parents of Substance Abusers Believe Guilt: I caused the addiction. I must be a bad parent! If I can’t control my child’s behavior, then I must be…Read More
Read Between The Lines Of These “Emotional Growth Schools”
Eager for their child’s rehabilitation, many parents are hoodwinked by glossy brochures and the advice of educational consultants. I know I was. Therapeutic boarding schools spell R-E-L-I-E-F to a parent…Read More
Honoring Those Lives Gone From Opioid Overdose
The American Medical Association on August 14th warned that more than forty states have reported increases in opioid related mortality, according to ABC News.com. The increase is not surprising because…Read More
Enabling or Caring?
When I was growing up, the BIG “C” was whispered among my parents’ friends. It was as if that disease as well as less serious health concerns such as hysterectomies,…Read More
Acceptance: Is it the same as Tolerance?
Psychiatrist Jonathan L. Tobkes, M.D., co-author of When Your Child Is Gay: What You Need to Know (Sterling: 2016), states that “acceptance involves acknowledging the reality of a particular situation…Read More