Abuse, neglect, and exposure to unhealthy conditions in the home are the reality for too many of our children. And too often, the adults in their lives respond with unhelpful diagnoses, therapy that addresses the behavior instead of the root, and ineffective support which leaves them vulnerable to … [Read more...] about Effects of Trauma on Children
As a counselor, it’s natural to want to hold on to your patients as long as possible. After all, you chose this career because you want to help people. But, it’s important to remember that there are hundreds of other counselors that have your same passion and drive--and that might be a better fit … [Read more...] about When to Refer Your Patient to a New Counselor
How early should you start talking to your daughter about marijuana and alcohol? It might be earlier than you think; one survey found that fourteen percent of minors admitted for alcohol and drug treatment started using cannabis before age 13. While girls statistically seem to start a little later … [Read more...] about Empowering Girls: What Your Daughter Needs To Know About Marijuana
It’s important to start talking to your son about marijuana and alcohol early--perhaps even earlier than you think. One survey of underage individuals admitted for drug and alcohol treatment found that fourteen percent had started using cannabis before age 13. Studies have found that boys generally … [Read more...] about Empowering Boys: What Your Son Needs To Know About Marijuana
What is a Party Bus? At its core, a party bus is simply a vehicle intended for a large group of people (usually 10+) to have a great time while traveling somewhere. While party busses are not used exclusively for drinking, many advertise inclusion of a minibar. Some party busses are also used for … [Read more...] about Are Party Busses Safe?
What is a trigger for heroin use disorder? Like the trigger of a gun, a trigger for an addict is the event or emotion that drives you toward your addiction--like cause and effect. The trigger or cause creates a craving in the addict, prompting the effect of using their substance. One of the … [Read more...] about 10 Common and Uncommon Triggers For Former Heroin Users To Avoid
What is a trigger for alcohol use disorder (AUD)? Think of a trigger in terms of cause and effect. When operating a gun, pulling the trigger is the cause, and the gun firing is the effect. Alcohol use disorder (AUD), colloquially known as alcoholism, can operate by the same rules. There is … [Read more...] about 10 Common and Uncommon Triggers for Former Alcoholics To Avoid