Monthly Archives: November 2013

How to Survive the Holidays with Your Sobriety and Your Sanity Intact

The period of time from mid-November through the end of the year can be a tough time in anyone’s life, even the strongest, most together person.  Think about it.  You were enjoying a nice autumn, maybe one that was unseasonably … Continue reading

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Not All Wounds Are Visible

Ever wonder what it’s like to go through Basic Training? Do Drill Sergeants really yell all of the time? Is the gas chamber really that horrible? What’s it like to go to war? How hard is it to return home … Continue reading

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Social Media and Professional Ethics: To Post or Not to Post?

Access to the Internet is everywhere. Communication and privileged information is now at our fingertips. Do we as professionals have a responsibility to help our industry by establishing a Code of Ethics? For example, within the behavioral healthcare industry, social … Continue reading

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Problem Gambling and Treatment

Problem gambling is an addiction that has remained in the shadows for many treatment providers and consumers. Whether a person bets online or in a casino, plays poker or slot machines, buys scratch cards or spins the roulette wheel, problem … Continue reading

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The Benefits of an All Adolescent Girl’s Substance Abuse Group

There are certain benefits to having groups with only girls as compared to having groups with both sexes. Often times teen girls will say something like, “Most of my friends are guys…I don’t like girls, they’re too annoying” or “I … Continue reading

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Real-Time Therapy

It has been said that the interactions that occur during a session in a therapist’s office (between the client and the therapist, between family members, or between group members) are a microcosm of the types of interactions that occur in … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of the Community Mental Health Centers Act

Did you know that 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) Act? In 1955, President Eisenhower appointed the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health. The final report of the Joint Commission, released in 1961, set … Continue reading

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