Category Archive: Alcohol abuse

Blog posts on alcohol abuse

Dec 24 2015

If I only knew then what I know now, Recovery does not mean Recovered, “Yes Virginia, it is possible for an Addict to be Recovered.”

 If I only knew then what I know now, Recovery does not mean Recovered, “Yes Virginia, it is possible for an Addict to be Recovered.” – Vol. 340,December 24, 2015 So, Donna N. responded to my recent weblog Why Do 12-Step Programs Fail 95% of The People in Them? She had some additional concerns about …

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Dec 03 2015

Why Do 12-Step Programs Fail 95% of The People in Them?

Why Do 12-Step Programs Fail 95% of The People in Them? – Vol. 337, December 3, 2015  Here is one of my favorite subjects because, I know that 12-Step programs are the “go to” places for anyone who is referring a person with an addiction to go to, and they are one of the worst places …

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Nov 26 2015

Emotional Maturation Is The Real Problem For Ex- Addicts

 Emotional Maturation Is The Real Problem For Ex- Addicts – Vol. 336, November 26, 2015  I was sitting in an appointment with Donna N., one of my ex-drug addicted clients when she explained to me one of the real important differences that made the difference in my treatment of her addiction vs. all the other …

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Aug 27 2015

How to Know When A Teens Drinking Is Getting Out of Control

How to Know When Your Teens Drinking Is Getting Out of Control – Volume 324, August 27, 2015  According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 24.6 percent of people ages18 or older reported that they engaged in binge drinking in the past month; 6.8 percent reported that they engaged in heavy drinking in …

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Mar 20 2014

Drugs Are Everywhere! How to Help Your Teen Stay Safe

Drugs Are Everywhere! How to Help Your Teen Stay Safe – Vol. 243, March 20, 2014 –   In the small old factory town of Billerica, Massachusetts there have already been 22 teen deaths by overdose and we aren’t even through the first quarter of the year. It is a known fact that heroin is now …

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Jan 30 2014

Do You Know If Your Teen is Drinking Alcohol At Their Friend’s Home?

Do You Know If Your Teen is Drinking Alcohol At Their Friend’s Home?  – Vol. 236, Jan. 30, 2014 Last summer I had a new client come in who was 15 years old. One of the issues that was brought up by her mother was how alone she felt in a world where other parents felt that …

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May 25 2012

Moral of Amy Winehouse’s Fight With Manic Depression & Addiction – VOL. 111, June 28, 2011

Amy Winehouse had a very complex medical history according to the reports that in the news. What is the moral of to be learned here regarding the loss of this very talented yet fragile star? Looking deeper into her history, mental illness was what brought on the behavior that lead to her untimely death as seems to be the case in many cases of these too early deaths.

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