9 November

The Increasing Stress Our Children Encounter

As parents, we try to prepare our children for the real world the best that we can and we hope to excite them for all the wonderful possibilities that lie ahead. For instance, as we prepare to put our kindergartner the bus for the first time we say encouraging things like, “You’re going to love …

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9 November

“Screen Time: Back to Face-to-Face Time”

We live in an age where we are subjected to the newest technological advances and gadgets, where information is only a swipe or search away- Just Google It! It is certainly a time that has led to the digital globalization of our planet, helped bridge divides and created exciting, innovative discoveries in the medical and …

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9 November

Adding Exercise to Addiction Treatment can Strengthen the Effects of Recovery

Many studies have suggested that adding exercise to addiction treatment, which can include counseling, self-help support groups and/or medication, can strengthen the effects of recovery. In the early stages of recovery, individuals have reported feeling physically ill, weak, and unmotivated. There is no “right amount” of physical activity when it comes to exercising, but the …

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9 November

Potential Legalization of Marijuana & the Impact on our Youth

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9 November

Five Potential Risk Factors for Substance Abuse

Substance use treatment is continuing to evolve to better meet the needs of struggling individuals and families. Once substance use treatment is initiated, it can be implied that an individual has already begun to face the many challenges of addiction. While treatment is highly beneficial and necessary, it is a response to an existing problem. …

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9 November

E-Cigarettes: Facts and New Regulations By: Jennifer Stanger

There has been a lot of controversy in the media recently over the use and distribution of e-cigarettes, more specifically, the growing number of adolescents “vaping.” The social acceptability of e-cigarettes among adolescents has far exceeded traditional cigarettes. This acceptability has lead to an increase in the use of e-cigarettes among young people. According to …

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9 November

Addiction: It’s a Family Affair by Kerry Law LMFT,LADC

Parenting is not an easy job. It becomes even more challenging when your teen or young adult uses and or abuses substances. Common statements made by clients entering treatment are: “It’s my life, I am not hurting anyone else” or “my parents are crazy.”  However, what they are neglecting to take into account is that …

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9 November

Heroin Epidemic…Really?

I’m not an alarmist BUT… Do you remember the Ebola Epidemic? It was 2014, and by early fall most of the nation was experiencing some level of panic.  Here in Connecticut nine individuals were suspected of having the Ebola Virus, six of which were in one family.  The state launched a coordinated multidisciplinary strategy that …

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8 November

College and Recovery

As the summer months come to a close, there’s a certain level of anxiety that goes along with returning or starting school.  For those going off to college for the first time or returning to college, the level of anxiety can be intensified if you are doing it clean and sober. College has a certain …

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8 November

Addicts- is it their brain or their will?

A hot topic in today’s social media world is addiction and overdose. One does not need to look hard on social media to see a post like: “I have an idea, just don’t use” or “Another angel taken too soon.” There is no denying the state of emergency our country is in with the current …

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