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Category: Addiction

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30 April

Have you felt the consequences of a mental health issue? Do you think people can get the help that they need Mental health is challenging for families. There is help for those in need. Violence continues to be a problem. Things need to change so that everyone can feel safe. Mental health issues are increasingly […]

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19 April

I’m very excited to welcome Dawn Nickel, PhD, co-founder of She Recovers, who has been helping women for years find recovery. Welcome Dawn! You can watch the interview by clicking below or on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/QM4jxM6WsY0 Can you tell people more about yourself for those who don’t know you? I am a woman in long-term […]

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16 April

Setting clear boundaries can be an issue for parents. As a parent, it’s natural to want to support your teen or adult child when they are facing challenges. Yet, establishing clear boundaries can be helpful for parents of teens or young adults struggling with substance use. Consider setting limits on behavior, such as curfew and […]

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07 April

This is a guest post by Tracy Winchell who shares the HEART Check Journaling method.  Parenting a teen or young adult who is struggling with a chemical addiction is exhausting, isn’t it? Lost sleep. Fearing the 2:00 a.m. phone call. Wondering if you’re helping or hurting the situation. Wrestling with misplaced guilt and shame of […]

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07 April

Have you heard of the Foundation for Change? Are you looking for more resources in your community? The Foundation for Change is a new non-profit organization aiming to bring evidence-based resources to communities. I’m happy to welcome Dr. Ken Carpenter! In this interview, Dr. Carpenter explains the Invitation to Change approach. He also shares the […]

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30 March

Have you lost your creativity because of worry and stress? Would you like some ideas to get you restarted? When our kids are struggling, creativity can go by the wayside. Finding your creativity is healing and helps you feel happier. That is why I’m thrilled to welcome my friend and creative inspiration, Shelley Richanbach. Shelley shares […]

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29 March

Are you looking for ideas on how to take care of yourself? Would some tips help you feel and do better? I’ve been talking with some moms recently because their child is experimenting with drugs and alcohol. Other moms feel very stressed because their child has become dependent on a substance. Many of these moms […]

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25 March

This is a guest post by Stacy J. Bryant sharing positive quotes for mental health struggles.  We are bound to encounter struggles in life that can affect our mental health. In times like these, it can be helpful to have some positive quotes to turn to for inspiration and motivation. These quotes can give us […]

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20 March

“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” ~ Stephen Covey I recently talked to a mom who is struggling with trust issues. Her son, Kyle, is in his early 20’s. Kyle is currently finishing up a treatment program because of […]

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10 March

This is a guest post by Daniel Hochman, M.D., on how to help when you are concerned about substance use.  This article will review some real-world answers to those struggling to talk to their loved one about their drinking or substance use. As a psychiatrist who has helped hundreds of patients and teaches nationally on […]

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