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FamilySubstance Use/Process Addiction
September 17, 2018

Drinking Demons Turn into Grateful Gifts

My father’s Demons became my gift from God to help others like me. Before deciding whether to keep drinking or when enough is enough, read my story to understand what being the child of an alcoholic parent feels like. I took the rules from my traumatic childhood of abuse and…
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FamilyMental HealthSubstance Use/Process Addiction
September 3, 2018

The Impact of Legalization on Health, Wellness, and Community

Marijuana is legal in many areas.  But some studies show a rise in some negative effects of use since legalization.  What can we learn from this?   Check  out Cyndi’s most recent article in GoodTherapy.org entitle, The Impact of Legalization on Health, Wellness, and Community.
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FamilyMental HealthSubstance Use/Process Addiction
April 16, 2018

Answers to Your Questions About Residential Treatment for Addiction

Check  out Cyndi's most recent article in GoodTherapy.org entitle, Answer to Your Questions About Residential Treatment for Addiction. Considering residential treatment? Helping a loved one explore their options for addiction treatment? These answers to FAQs about rehab may help you decide.
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FamilyRelationship
April 11, 2018

Pets and People

The relationship between pets and people is a long and detailed topic to discuss. Our animal companions are with us in a variety of ways. There are the animals that work such as herding livestock,  guarding a place, police work, sniffing contraband, guide dogs, therapy animals, the list goes on.…
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FamilyMental Health
January 9, 2018

Miracles Within Miracles

Unblinded is the true story of Kevin Coughlin who became suddenly blind due to a rare genetic disorder known as Leber’s. Twenty years later, without medical intervention or explanation, his sight miraculously began to return. But that’s not the full story. At the lowest point of his life—blind, jobless and…
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FamilySchoolSubstance Use/Process Addiction
November 1, 2017

Is Your Teen Partying Too Much? When To Intervene

With homecoming parties and celebrations after football games going on throughout our area, the topic of teen drinking is very relevant this fall. As parents, we try to find balance in our parenting style. We want to let our kids have experiences that bring them happiness and fun. We sometimes…
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FamilyMental HealthSubstance Use/Process Addiction
September 26, 2017

Help! This is More Than a Phase

What do you do when your teen is using drugs or alcohol? The first time you caught them, maybe you referenced the D.A.R.E. Program, maybe you grounded them, or maybe you took away their electronics.  You likely had a sit-down conversation that substance use was not acceptable.  You eventually moved…
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FamilySchool
August 30, 2017

A Parent’s Thoughts About Back to School

So I left work early last week. I rushed home to be there in time for when my middle schooler got off the bus. I know she doesn’t like to be home alone. While catching my breath and eagerly waiting to hear how the first day went, I got a…
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FamilyMental HealthRelationship
March 7, 2017

An Alternative Way to Resolve Conflict

People deal with conflict most every day. Many of them turn to litigation and the use of the legal system to resolve disputes. But the court system costs too much, takes too much time and involves uncertainty, loss of privacy and an adversarial win-lose mentality. Frequently, the outcomes from the…
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