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Setting Realistic Expectations for Your Teen to Diminish Risk of Addiction

Posted by admin on February 28, 2017 As humans, we all have unique personalities.  Some of us are fairly laid back, and some of us are perfectionists.  Some of us fall somewhere in the middle. Whatever your child’s personality-type or predisposition is, at their core, they want your love, attention, and they want you to be proud of them.  This may not … Continue reading Setting Realistic Expectations for Your Teen to Diminish Risk of Addiction

How Drug and Alcohol Addiction Can Damage Your Brain and Why It Is Important to Resolve Addiction

Posted by admin on February 28, 2017 Drugs and alcohol pose a number of risks to the addict – they can lead to risky behavior, they can diminish the ability to get through the day and perform daily tasks, they can destroy relationships, they can cause financial loss, and so much more.  But, while those risks and ramifications may be the most … Continue reading How Drug and Alcohol Addiction Can Damage Your Brain and Why It Is Important to Resolve Addiction

How Addiction Changes Brain Chemistry and the Brain’s Ability to Regenerate In Recovery

Posted by admin on February 24, 2017 Addiction can have devastating ramifications on the lives of those addicted, as well as their loved ones.  So often, we focus on how addiction is impacting day-to-day life and relationships, but addiction impacts more than that.  Addiction causes real, visible changes in the human brain.  First, it is important to understand why the brain can … Continue reading How Addiction Changes Brain Chemistry and the Brain’s Ability to Regenerate In Recovery

How to Know When to Get Help from a Behavioral Health Professional

Posted by admin on February 2, 2017 Saying the words “I need help” is never easy, whether you feel ready to say them or not. We all experience struggles in life, emotional highs and lows, or other challenges that feel difficult. But, when those struggles and challenges begin to feel insurmountable or unmanageable, it may be time to seek the help of … Continue reading How to Know When to Get Help from a Behavioral Health Professional

How to Support a Family Member or Friend Going Through Substance Abuse

Posted by admin on January 26, 2017 Watching someone you love and care about in the throes of an addiction is incredibly difficult. It may bring up feelings of sadness, frustration, anger, fear and more. What will happen to that person if the addiction continues or worsens? What if that person’s addiction causes irreparable damage to your family, home, finances or life? … Continue reading How to Support a Family Member or Friend Going Through Substance Abuse

How to Help An Alcoholic Friend or Loved One and Guide Them to a Behavioral Health Professional

Posted by admin on January 10, 2017 There are many topics that are easy to discuss with friends or loved ones, addiction is not typically one of them. While it may not be the easiest thing to bring up, the responsibility to do so may fall on your shoulders. Alcohol addiction can occur at any age or stage of life and there … Continue reading How to Help An Alcoholic Friend or Loved One and Guide Them to a Behavioral Health Professional

Alcohol Addiction: From Use to Abuse to Dependency

Posted by admin on May 9, 2014 It started in college and let me tell you I had a blast, at least I think I did. And that’s part of the problem. For most of my life, I thought I had so much fun drinking and partying. Do you know anyone who rotted through the rear seat floorboard of their car from … Continue reading Alcohol Addiction: From Use to Abuse to Dependency

How To Avoid Addiction: The Characteristics of Healthy Relationships

Posted by admin on January 31, 2014 It’s almost cliché to say, I really need a drink after a tough day. Did you know that even the smallest amount of alcohol changes our biochemistry in terms of the shape and blood flow of the brain? Stress often leads to inappropriate coping skills such as substance abuse and addiction. Let’s face it; until … Continue reading How To Avoid Addiction: The Characteristics of Healthy Relationships

Symptoms of Inner Peace

Posted by admin on February 14, 2012 A tendency to think and act deliberately, rather than from fears of past experiences. An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment. A loss of interest in judging others. A loss in interest in judging self. A loss of interest in conflict. A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others. A loss of ability … Continue reading Symptoms of Inner Peace

Drug and Alcohol Counseling in Scottsdale

Posted by admin on November 11, 2011 Drug and alcohol counseling in Scottsdale certainly has its challenges. My office is close to Hayden and Via De Ventura, just south of Shea in Scottsdale. I’m constantly asked, what is the most challenging aspect of this demographic? Certainly the upper middle income flexibility has had a tremendous effect on our teens and young adults. … Continue reading Drug and Alcohol Counseling in Scottsdale
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