Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) problems as well as Criminal Thinking and Conduct (CTC) could have been rooted deep in the past. Way back in your lifetime or of someone else who is suffering with these ghosts of the past. Family History. You might wonder how far back? Trauma can be generational and learned. Ancient […]
Month: April 2020
Discharge Against Medical Advice.
AMA is another notation. It means against medical advice. Some patients who are in an acute hospital or residential program may get the urge to leave thinking “I’ve got this.” Famous last words. Although you may have the right to discharge yourself it may not be in your best interest or the best for public […]
Driving Without Insurance and Drunk Driving.
How do I know if I have a drinking problem? This is a frequently asked question. The question by itself is a clue that there may a problem. A person once asked me that. In context considering the setting I thought it was unusual. The reason for the question presented perhaps a week later. This […]
Women, Men, Stress and Drug Problems.
Do women and men respond the same way to stress? No, they don’t. Our bodies react differently to stress and how we deal with it. Today, with the Coronavirus threatening our children and our lives we may need new and better ways to meet the challenge. The link just below has helpful tips: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/urban-survival/202003/new-research-stress-quarantine-and-5-ways-feel-better What […]
Drug Problems, Anxiety and Stress.
Anxiety and stress can create an imbalance leaving us vulnerable to alcohol and other drug problems, relapse and recidivism. As you probably know, relapse is returning to thinking about or to using drugs of choice. Irrational thinking goes with substance use disorder. The substances could be alcohol, other drugs or even food. Food is a […]
Understanding addiction as a choice or disease.
When someone is suffering with addiction to whatever substance it is very painful, scary and dangerous. Depression can be a part of the diagnosis. Helpless, hopeless and worthless are how people feel. The irrational thoughts that go with these are not helpful either. How did this happen to me? you might ask. The root word […]
Get help with stress and anxiety. Learn to manage anxiety that can lead to relapse.
We are an interesting species. We miss goals, make mistakes and get different outcomes than we intended. I meant to do this but I got that. What happened? I wasn’t even thinking about that. Really! What happened? One answer could be – maybe it is ADD. Attention Deficit Disorder. Adders can be on the way […]
Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence.
Substance abuse and domestic violence are on the rise due to to the Coronavirus stay home, stay healthy and shelter in place rules. There are more criminal complaints and calls for help due to violence at home. Public Safety officers fear these the most of all. And there is good reason. If you’ve caught the […]
Get help with recovery from alcoholism.
This Paschal Easter greeting – Christ is Risen is a rich source for CBT, Cognitive Behavior Theory exploration. The statement reflects beliefs and values of many who inhabit the earth. Additionally, it is a powerful and timely beating death metaphor for the Coronavirus challenge facing us all now. Followers of other beliefs and faiths have […]
Substance abuse counseling help includes… Cognitive Behavior Theory.
Cognitive Behavior Theory is the gold standard of treatment for drinkers and druggers. A useful behavior tool is avoiding slippery people. Social distancing is the only thing you and I can control. We cannot control other people or events like the Coronavirus Pandemic occurring. Some reports say that “the curve” is flattening. Why is it […]