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March 24, 2015

My friend recently forwarded me the April 2015 Atlantic Magazine article ���The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous��� by Gabrielle Glaser. If I did not have personal and professional experience with alcoholism and in treating alcoholics, then I imagine I would not have felt such a need to respond to this article.
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Published on March 24, 2015 22:51 • 1 view

February 23, 2015

Navigating addiction treatment services can be an overwhelming process, especially when you or your loved one is in crisis. However, it is also important to understand that there are non-traditional forms of addiction/mental health treatment that are being utilized more often and are becoming more mainstream.
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Published on February 23, 2015 08:05 • 4 views

November 19, 2014

Many parents have questions and concerns about their teenager���s alcohol and drug usage, including how best to set limits and rules within the household.These issues may become concealed and more complicated when these individuals are high-functioning���in that they are performing well in school,engaged in extra-curricular activities,socialize with friends and appear healthy.
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Published on November 19, 2014 09:13 • 6 views
Many parents have questions and concerns about their teenager’s alcohol and drug usage, including how best to set limits and rules within the household. These issues may become concealed and more complicated when these individuals are high-functioning—in that they are performing well in school, are engaged in extra-curricular activities, socialize with friends and appear

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Published on November 19, 2014 07:13 • 19 views

August 18, 2014

I have been deeply impacted emotionally by the news of Robin William���s suicide and have found myself shedding tears as I think about the pain that he must have been experiencing and if the outcome could have been different. By nature, I try to find meaning when there is difficulty, and find inspiration from existential concepts���
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Published on August 18, 2014 11:04 • 8 views
I have been deeply impacted emotionally by the news of Robin William’s suicide and have found myself shedding tears as I think about the pain that he must have been experiencing and if the outcome could have been different. By nature, I try to find meaning when there is difficulty, and find inspiration from existential concepts—

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Published on August 18, 2014 09:04 • 11 views

May 16, 2014

Memorial Day is just around the corner and summer to follow. Those living in areas where there are four seasons are coming out of hibernation, getting small tastes of sun, heat and outdoor activity. Along with memories of past drinking.
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Published on May 16, 2014 14:01 • 6 views
Memorial Day is just around the corner and summer to follow. Those living in areas where there are four seasons are coming out of hibernation, getting small tastes of sun, heat and outdoor activity. Along with memories of past drinking.

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Published on May 16, 2014 12:01 • 18 views

February 3, 2014

The recent reported drug overdose and death of Philip Seymour Hoffman led me and a friend to discuss why these types of deaths are still so surprising to people and why so much attention is paid. Each time that I hear about a celebrity alcohol and drug-related death, it has an impact on me and millions of others.
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Published on February 03, 2014 11:30 • 6 views
The recent reported drug overdose and death of Philip Seymour Hoffman led me and a friend to discuss why these types of deaths are still so surprising to people and why so much attention is paid. Each time that I hear about a celebrity alcohol and drug-related death, it has an impact on me and millions of others.

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Published on February 03, 2014 09:30 • 31 views