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Me – (Drugs + Alcohol) = Cured?

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Sobriety at last! The dark cloud of misery caused by abusing substances finally cleared and blissful existence can appear. The pink cloud of early recovery takes center stage: the newfound mental clarity, praise from loved ones, and the feeling of invincibility from taking charge of life. Until a few weeks, maybe a month or two…
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Relapse Prevention Therapy

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Hi there! Again, thank you for taking the time to read my blog, I’m so glad you are here! Today I’d like to share  a blog post from my friends at Maryland Recovery Center that is very dear to my heart. Preventing Relapse through Treatment Collaboration and a Continuum of Care If you would like to…
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Opioids and How to Help Those You Love Who are Addicted

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Thank you so much for joining me again! Today I’d like to talk to you about opioids, what they are and how to handle things when someone you love is abusing them. Opioids are medications that relieve pain. They reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain and affect those brain areas controlling emotion,…
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Adoption: What Parents and Clinician Need to Know

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By Cathy Roberts, MS, LCPC. Cathy is in private practice in Rockville, MD and holds a Certificate in Adoption Competencies from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Cathy is a good friend and colleague of mine and I wanted to bring you her writing on this important topic of Adoption. The majority of…
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Marijuana: Harmless or Illicit?

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There’s been a lot of talk about the legalization of Marijuana lately, the “harmless” drug that’s famous for its impossibility of overdose and very few side effects, right? According to drugabuse.gov, “Marijuana is the most common illicit drug used in the United States. After a period of decline in the last decade, its use has…
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Lead Your Family to Joy with Chris Bennett

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Welcome again to my blog, I am so glad you are here! Today it is my pleasure to introduce another associate of mine, Chris Bennett! Chris Bennett is a nationally recognized leader in helping families to create solutions in the midst of crisis and chaos. He has partnered with me to help the Washington DC…
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Top 10 most abused prescription drugs

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What are the 10 most abused prescription drugs? 1/Oxycontin 2/Xanax 3/Vicodin …….see the other (7) at the end of this blog. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m always happy to see you! It’s unfortunate that prescription drug abuse is once again in the news. Prescription drug abuse has become a nationwide epidemic in our…
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Tragic Loss Highlights Underlying Causes of Substance Abuse in DC

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Thanks for stopping by to visit with me and my associates!  Some days are so uplifting when there’s a happy event circulating across cyberspace.  Other times, like in the news as late, what appears to be the senseless loss of one of our country’s greatest entertainers is nothing short of heartbreaking.   It’s news like this…
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Substance Abuse Counseling in DC with Graham Hall LCPC

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Welcome!  As I mentioned previously, I want to start introducing the therapists that I have the distinct privilege to be associated with. These wonderful counselors all bring their unique specialties to the proverbial “counseling table.” Today I’d like to introduce you to Graham Hall LCPC. Graham has had a fascinating path to providing substance abuse counseling…
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