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When people ask me:” at what point shall I seek counseling?” I tell them: “if you feel like you are not as ...
Are You Procrastinating Again?
We all do it, we set goals, create actions to take, say we are going to do something but somewhere along the way we lose sigh...
Archetypal Pattern Analyst at the Garden
I am a member of a collective garden, where about 20 of us work together to grow food, educate ourselves on sustainability, p...
Anxiety Symptoms and Treatment
Anxiety Symptoms & Treatment It’s important to remember that when dealing with anxiety we first understand that it...
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I see all to often in my private practive that individuals feel they might have a problem with drugs and or alcohol but minimize the problem and tend to blame everyone else but themselves for their pattern of use. It is vital for individuals to seek a therapist that is knowledgable in the area of addiction therapy so that they can educate the clients in the difference between the stages as it relates to the progression (use, misuse, abuse and addiction). Without understanding these stages, a client may be lost and unaware that they are in full blown addiction or close to it by being a heavy user. It's all about bring awareness to the use and allowing the client while working in a collaborative method with their therapist, to come to the realization on their own. You cannot convince an addict or full blown alchoholic that they have a problem unless you as the therapist are careful in guiding them to see the patterns and increased use over a period of time and they are rea...
Littlest addicts have a rough start in life
What are the dangers to the infant when the mother is drug dependent during pregnancy? What happens to these babies after they are born? We spoke to experts who deal with drug dependent mothers and their babies, to find out what the future holds for them.
Danger in the womb
From the moment of conception, the developing baby is susceptible to harm from being exposed to the drugs and/or alcohol in the mother’s system. As the baby develops, he can be affected by the substances his mother abuses, and the baby may suffer withdrawal symptoms. A study by Stephen Patrick, M.D., MPH, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (reported online in the Journal of the American Medical Association) found that the number of mothers using opiates at the time of delivery rose five-fold during the period between 2000 and 2009. This is a problem that is affecting more and more babies each year.
Addiction in pregnancy
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The Addictions Coach expands mobile rehab to include Sober Companions and Sober Coaches.
Miami, Florida September 25, 2012
The Addictions Coach announced that they are expanding their services to include not only therapy and mobile drug and alcohol rehabilitation services but also Sober Coaches and Sober Companions. At The Addictions Coach they offer traditional one hour talk therapy sessions, 7 day intensive rehab ‘tune ups’ , where they bring the idea of drug treatment direct to the client at the client’s home or location and most recently they are offering Sober Coaches and Sober Companions to stay with the client 24/7 and assist the client in remaining sober and learning new life skills.
Traditional rehab centers offer a 28 day stay followed by therapy, if the client will attend the sessions. What about the other 23 hours in the day? The Addictions Coach has found a solution for that and has sober companions and sober coaches on hand to assist the client in rema...
Executive Sober Coaching
As a Business Executive, CEO, Attorney, Pilot, Business Owner, Philanthropist, or other high profile individual, you know the value of publicity and marketing. You understand how bad publicity can ruin you, your brand or your company. You know how important it is to keep personal secrets and demons at bay and not allow the world to view them. Sometimes it can get tiring struggling with an addiction and trying to hide it from the public eye. Cleaning up DUI‘s or other negative behaviors takes time, energy, and if not handled properly, can land you in jail or worse yet ruin your company, your brand or your career. Tired of running from your demons? We can help.
At The Addictions Coach, we understand how important it is for you to have 100% CONFIDENTIALITY and work on your demons behind closed doors. We clearly understand that going to meetings where you may see a client, an employee or customer is not in the cards for you. We understand that a 28 day stay...
Join Dr. Lisa Cooney, MFT and retired NFL MVP Ricky Williams on Blog Talk Radio as they talk about getting free from abuse in a new way!
Thursday, May 16th at 1 pm PST
Treatment professionals have only recently recognized that substance-abuse treatment programs for adolescents cannot simply be scaled-down versions of adult programs. Adolescents are not simply “little adults.”
Unlike their adult counterparts, adolescents in treatment have more family difficulties, are more likely to have psychological problems, and are more likely to have attempted suicide. Their alcohol and drug-use patterns are also different. Teens tend to abuse multiple substances, while adults are more singular in their focus.
The path to hitting a “bottom” is also different. For adults, entry into treatment is usually heralded by loss of job are family, chronic medical problems, and/or encounters with the law. The “red flags” for adolescents are more subtle and revealed in school performance, peer relationships, and interactions within family of origin, as well as involvement with the judicial system.
For most teens, referral to treatment is...
The act of getting everything that you've ever wanted is unbelievably simple. All you have to do is ask. That's right, just ask. You can ask God-Some people call this praying or the universe or the Cosmic Joker. Who you ask is not as important as (1) that you do indeed ask and (2) what you ask for. I like to keep it simple : I ask for good health for myself, friends and family and for quality time with my family (and friends); food on my plate and a roof overhead-okay I will come clean and say that my latest request is fuller, thicker hair-but don't tell anyone! What would you ask for if you could have anything you wanted and what is stopping you from doing it?
DANGERS OF PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS
By: Lisa Moretti
April 18, 2013
!-->The lure of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) is seductive; everyone wants to find that special “something” that gives them the competitive edge. But that minute of glory can come at a huge price. We’ve seen athletes like Lance Armstrong, Marion Jones and Roger Clemens publicly shamed and stripped of their glory for their use of PEDs. But the darker side of drugs and doping is that those secret “sauces” are devastating to the body and some are even life threatening.
Catching Bodies Downstream
We are astounded when athletes (both professional and amateur) die young from diseases like kidney or heart failure or liver atrophy. Few people connect the dots to realize that PEDs overtax the body to the point where it gives out early. For those who don’t die, they can be left lingering in a lifetime of dialysis, cancers, pain and bodily breakdown. Along with the physical deva...
Being a teenager in todays society is hard enough with all of the added societal pressure, demands to suceed in school, peer pressure from others, dealing with parents who are divorced, blended families, etc. Often times the pressure becomes so great that our teens fall victim to drug use and what may start out as experimentation quickly turns to abuse, and then full blown addiction. So how does this affect or destroy the family? Most parents are in denial early on in the teens experimental stage and may just think their teen is acting moody or that due to hormones they are disrespectful, avoidant, etc. Most often it starts out with grades dropping, your teen spending less time at home or isolating when he is home, poor communication, lashing out in anger towards others and many other signs. Parents wear blinders and dont want to imagine that their teen could be using drugs so they don't ask the tough questions. Parent then find themselves walking on eggshells because the teen has beco...
KRISS KROSS –CHRIS KELLY DEAD OF OVERDOSE…WHERE WAS HIS RECOVERY COACH?
ATLANTA – Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade’s most memorable songs with the frenetic “Jump,” has died, and authorities say they are investigating his death as a possible drug overdose.
Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said the 34-year-old Kelly was pronounced dead around 5 p.m. Wednesday at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center.
Cpl. Kay Lester of the Fulton County police said “it appears it may have been a possible drug overdose.”
An official cause of death is pending an autopsy.
Kelly, known as “Mac Daddy,” and Chris Smith, known as “Daddy Mac,” were introduced to the music world in 1992 by music producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri after he discovered the pair in an Atlanta mall. The duo wore their clothes backwards as a g...
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