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  • [Read Article] What is Trauma?

    A plain talk direct description of post-traumatic stress, it's signs and symptoms. When it comes to trauma, been there, done that, got the tee shirt. If you are waging a relentless battle with your history, I can help.

    Published: Wed September 13, 2017

  • [Read Article] When Life Gets You Down: Dealing With Situational Depression

    For some, depression is caused by genetics. For others, it is the result of a traumatic life event, such as bereavement, infidelity, or financial meltdown. This is known as "situational depression" and, though it may be normal and natural, that does n

    Published: Thu September 21, 2017

  • [Read Article] Parents Need To Help With School Safety

    It is not just deranged or bullied individuals who can invade a school and threaten our children. In the world of international terrorism, children and schools are considered soft targets, providing high visibility for terrible acts that enrage and de

    Published: Thu September 21, 2017

  • [Read Article] Seasonal Affective Disorder

    It is winter yet again. The beautiful colors of the autumn leaves have disappeared and have been replaced by barren tree limbs and icicles sharp and brittle. The harsh winds rattle the window frames and the cold air seems to sing a cruel song that fri

    Published: Thu October 12, 2017

  • [Read Article] President Trumps Attack on Opioids?

    President Trump announced in August that he would sign an executive order to create another commission to tackle what he's called the "total epidemic" of opiod abuse and addiction. Finally!!!!

    Published: Mon June 18, 2018

  • [Read Article] How do I know if my friend or loved one has a substance abuse problem?

    Addiction can happen at any age, but it usually starts when a person is young. If your teen continues to use drugs despite harmful consequences, he or she may be addicted.

    Published: Thu October 26, 2017

  • [Read Article] Project Baseline

    Project Baseline is the quest to collect comprehensive health data and use it as a map and compass, pointing the way to disease prevention.

    Published: Mon January 15, 2018

  • [Read Article] OxyContin Update

    The maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said it would stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors, bowing to a key demand of lawsuits that blame the company for helping trigger the current US drug abuse epidemic.

    Published: Fri January 12, 2018

  • [Read Article] Organic Mental Disorder?

    An organic mental disorder is a dysfunction of the brain that may be permanent or temporary. It describes reduced brain function due to illnesses that are not psychiatric in nature. Sometimes the term organic mental disorder is used interchangeabl

    Published: Tue October 31, 2017

  • [Read Article] Returning to Work After Rehab: What to Expect

    Employers do have a right to fire employees if their job performance declines due to substance abuse. However, many wish to help their employees constructively address addiction through a substance abuse treatment program.

    Published: Fri November 17, 2017