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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Would You Know How to Reverse An Overdose?

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Whether a drug overdose is intentional (suicide) or unintentional, it’s still an overdose.  The Centers for Disease Control defines an unintentional death as “when no harm is intended. Unintentional drug poisoning includes drug overdoses resulting from drug misuse, drug abuse and taking too much of a drug for MEDICAL reasons.” There have been approximately 100,000…

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TikTok: Know What Your Kids Are Watching!

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In 2021, the social video app TikTok had approximately 78.7 million users in the U.S.  Launched in 2016 under the former name musical.ly, Tik-Tok’s users are largely Generation Z, born 1997-2012. TikTok became the most visited site on the internet, overtaking Instagram in popularity. The Mechanics Here’s how it works:  Viewers can find similar videos…

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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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Enabling or Caring?

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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, were regarded as moral failings, not to be discussed. To be sick was to be weak Years later, the dreaded Cancer was talked about openly,…

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