Young adults face all types of relationship issues. The following guide is intended to help young adults cope with an addicted parent. read more →

On the surface, this sounds like a cruel mandate, but adult children who are victims of alcohol and drug addiction need more than saving. In fact, if you approach recovery as a crusade, you may be heartbroken by the result. The following tips for addiction lay out a smart, loving, supportive, yet disciplined strategy for.. read more →

Just think about how many choices you have and how many decisions you must make every minute of every day: What time do I need to get up? Do I feel good enough to go to work? What route should I take this morning? Should I call Janie or just let things go? How can.. read more →

It seems that the one thing most people can agree on is that addiction is a problem. Just look at how the opioid epidemic is ripping apart the fabric of America. Acknowledging the problem is a big step, but maybe it’s time to take a step back to really understand what it is, where it.. read more →

The whole idea of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) is nothing new. Most recently, Russia was banned from “officially” competing in the Olympics because of a doping scandal. (Even the Russian curling team tested positive for banned drugs!) Professional baseball and football has strengthened it penalties for PEDS after superstars like Roger Clemens, Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa,.. read more →

Anyone who followed the horrific testimony of the more than 150 members of the United States Women’s Gymnastics Team is now witness to the devastation caused by sexual abuse. The emotionally charged verbal and expression of these young women (and children), who were abused by their team doctor, conveys their outward feelings. What we can’t.. read more →

After the elementary school shootings in Newtown, President Obama speaks to the nation with tears in his eyes. It was a remarkable sign of deep sympathy and empathy for precious lives shattered. A professional rookie football player, Michael Sam, one of the first to come out as gay, tearfully announces his retirement because of the.. read more →

It’s a time like no other. More people are more connected than ever, yet they feel more isolated and more dependent on others’ perceptions of who they are. While the opioid crisis is getting all the attention, and rightly so, there is another growing threat to more people of all ages. It’s social media. It’s.. read more →

Adam offered it to Eve. Your best friends will offer it to you. Whether it’s one bite or one sip, life after rehab is full of temptation. Let’s face it, in the real world, a lot of socialization revolves around social drinking – dinner with friends, dates, holiday parties, family celebrations and business functions. If.. read more →

In  1938, the campy film classic, “Reefer Madness,” introduced the American public to the horrors of smoking marijuana. Since then, there has been an ongoing debate about the benefits and the threats of this controversial plant. Is it good? Is it bad? Is there such a thing as marijuana addiction? One thing is certain… times.. read more →