You Deserve A Break! Suggestions for Daily Living

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You Deserve a Break!  Suggestions for Daily Living What about the mental health of the sober parent?  Don’t they also suffer anxiety and depression, low self-esteem while trying to “control” the behavior of a child who is clearly out-of-control? Drug addiction affects the whole family; it alters the family dynamic.  It can deteriorate a person’s…

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What Doctors Don’t Tell You About “Benzos!”

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Withdrawals from Benzodiazepines (colloquially called “Benzos”), prescription depressant drugs that cause sedation, hypnosis, and relieve anxiety as well as muscle spasms, are coming under scrutiny from its users.  Intended for short-term use only for sedation, anxiety, amnesia or prior to anaesthesia, the effects can be devastating for long-term usage, even after these Class IV drugs…

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How To Manage Stress

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April is National Stress Awareness Month.  Boy, as children get older, they face stress because of academics, family dynamics, extra -curricular pressures and social media influences, sometimes simultaneously. In a Centers and Disease Control and Prevention’s study that was published on March 31, 2022  these alarming findings pointed to “youth in crisis:” More than a…

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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 who feels she cannot control her child.  In loco parentis sounds pretty good when your child no longer honors your requests. Why were we drawn…

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Mental Health Awareness Week: October 4-10, 2020

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Just as substance abuse disorder affects millions of Americans and their families, so does mental illness, and the two are connected.  Mental Health Awareness Week will help educate, support, so those with co-occurring or dual diagnoses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and addiction will seek treatment. Many affected by both mental illness and substance…

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