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Adolescence

Helping Your Child Through Difficult Times

All too often when we look beyond a child’s drinking or drug use we discover their struggle to manage intolerable thoughts, feelings or memories is a core issue that needs treatment.

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Co-Occurring Disorders

Double or Nothing: The Two Diseases That Want Me Dead

My depression didn’t entirely cause my alcoholism, but it certainly played a key role.

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Covid-19

Opinion: The Opioid Crisis + COVID-19 = The Perfect Storm

How can the addiction treatment community continue to assist people who are now being left even more isolated and desperate?

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Family

Failing

Would we be able to reach across the distance—and our failings—to touch each other, to smile?

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Covid-19

Isolation, Disruption and Confusion: Coping With Dementia During a Pandemic

The pandemic has been devastating to older adults and their families when they are unable to see each other and provide practical and emotional support.

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Change

What No One Wants to Say: The Truth About Change

As funny as it sounds, I often must explain to parents that we cannot give their child a personality transplant.

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Memoir

New Memoir Explores How Recovery Is Like Remodeling a House

After putting herself and her family through years of hell, Hope Andersen found the faith to put her life back together.

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Ocd

How Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Cope With Added Angst Of COVID

People with OCD face uniquely difficult mental health battles, including trying to distinguish concerns brought on by their conditions from general fears shared by the public about COVID-19.

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Covid-19

The Hidden Deaths Of The COVID Pandemic

A recent analysis predicted as many as 75,000 people might die from suicide, overdose or alcohol abuse, triggered by the uncertainty and unemployment caused by the pandemic.

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Mental Health

In Hard-Hit Areas, COVID’s Ripple Effects Strain Mental Health Care Systems

Although mental health services continued largely uninterrupted in areas with low levels of the coronavirus, behavioral health care workers in areas hit hard by COVID-19 were overburdened.