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Seattle Teenage Drug Abuse and Addiction Prevention

Teenage Drug Abuse. Protecting Your Kids from Substance Abuse and Addiction While raising your child is one of the most rewarding aspects of living your life, it is also one of the toughest. As children grow up and become teens, the issues that surround parenting change and many families recognize that their youngsters will certainly […]

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Thich Nhat Hanh | If You Say Something Kind

You are like a candle. Imagine you are sending light out all around you. All your words, thoughts and actions are going in many directions. If you say something kind, your kind words go in many directions, and you yourself go with them. We are transforming and continuing in a different form at every moment. Thich Nhat Hanh Source: no […]

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Alcoholics Anonymous | Addiction Doctors Fight and Outdated Battle!

Alcoholics Anonymous is, without question, the largest and most venerable addiction recovery group in the world. Founded nearly 80 years ago, AA now boasts or an amazing 2.1 million worldwide members, many of whom attribute their very survival to “The Program.” In the United States, where 12-step programs originated, AA is viewed by many as […]

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Mindfulness | Modern Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy

Modern Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy This Page is in process I will write more about Modern Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy along the way   Gain Perspective on Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy   Modern Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy is at the leading edge of contemporary psychotherapy and counseling! Even a single session predictably helps you achieve your mental and behavioral health […]

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The Ever Present Danger of Relapse in Drug Addictions

  Why Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Is So Scary It is clear that the root causes of drug addiction, like those of many multifactorial diseases, are frustratingly elusive — exceedingly nebulous mixture — of genetics, exposure, culture, conditioning, personality and environment . . . Addiction obviously runs in families, but plenty of addicts come from […]

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Picking Addiction Help | Family Intervention

  Addiction is a Family Illness | How Families Can Help Addiction is a family illness. Families suffer when someone they love descends into the purgatory of addiction. But I take issue with historical confrontational interventions and outdated confrontative “rehab oriented” mandates that families should cut off contact with addicts and allow them to reach […]

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Effective Addiction Treatment | Alternatives

It is clear that countless people addicted to drugs or alcohol  have managed to get clean and stay clean with the help of organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous or the thousands of residential inpatient and outpatient clinics devoted to treating addiction. However, if you have somehow failed to achieve lasting sobriety after “rehabilitate,” perhaps after spending […]

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Writing a Forgiveness Letter Can Change Your Life

Time will make emotional wounds hurt less, but, unfortunately, they take a little longer than physical pain. It isn’t uncommon for a person to mentally revisit emotionally painful events, perhaps just wondering if it still hurts, and finding that it is still a close and familiar pain. The pain brings with it, along with hurt […]

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The Problem with Narcissistic Parents

Stress in America recently performed a study and the results showed that the Millennial Generation (currently aged 18-33) report the highest amounts of stress out of any generation. This could be for a wide variety of reasons, including our society’s current focus on multitasking, the hard economy, or maybe just increased competition to be the […]

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ADHD Teens More Likely to Have Substance Abuse Problems

An eight year study from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in conjunction with six other healthcare centers across the country, of over 600 teenagers has shown that kids diagnosed with ADHD have a substantially higher prevalence of substance abuse and cigarette use than kids without ADHD, regardless of whether or not […]

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