opiate addiction

Opiates: A Crippling Addiction

In the nineties the drug war was on and in full force. There were countless commercials, posters and text books depicting the face of an addict. There was a definitive look. Junkies were depicted living under bridges and pan handling on street corners. Fast forward and the transition to the ‘hard stuff‘ is unlike anything…

Entitlement: An Epidemic Our Kids Can Avoid With Our Help

Entitlement: An Epidemic Our Kids Can Avoid With Our Help

As parents, we want the best for our children regarding happiness, security and quality of life. Somewhere the area between empowerment and entitlement has been muddled and convoluted. We have a generation of young people with a false sense that mom, dad, teachers, employers and life owe them. This skewed perception of reality is setting our…

Codependency: What It Is And How To Address It

Codependency: What It Is And How To Address It

Codependency is a normal way of functioning for many family members, partners and friendships. The crazy thing is, I didn’t even know what this was until I entered the mental health field. Say what? Most are unaware what codependency is, but its reach is great and its impact is deep. When an individual is codependent, they…

PTSD is an anxiety disorder

PTSD: Under Diagnosed Form of Anxiety Impacting All Age Groups

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is a form of anxiety that impacts hundreds of thousands of individuals. Often, what it looks like and who it impacts is unclear. This form of anxiety and is more widespread and common than most of us can fathom. PTSD can sometimes be pigeon holed into a disorder for…