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I trampled my son on his second birthday. We’d all gathered in the backyard – grandparents, aunts and uncles, me, my husband and our precious not-so-baby boy – to admire my sister-in-law’s new dog. Still a pup, he loomed large next to our toddler and didn’t yet know how to play gently. I watched as the pup ran, full […]

Not surprisingly, people who suffer from chronic pain may experience judgment regarding their condition or medication prescriptions. I’ve had some clients tell me they hate going to the emergency department because they feel like the staff assumes they are seeking drugs, rather than experiencing real, valid pain. Other clients mentioned they’ve lost friendships just because […]

By Kathryn Millán, LPC, MHSP Approximately six out of every 10 men and five out of every 10 women will experience at least one traumatic incident in the course of their lives. Currently, an estimated seven to eight percent of the US adult population has had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point. This adds […]

In this episode of the Recovery Unscripted podcast, we welcome Glennon Doyle, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Love Warrior and creator of the online community Momastery. In this open conversation, Glennon shares her views on the all-encompassing significance of sobriety in her life and how we can break through the social […]

On This Page: Kleptomania Shoplifting Addiction When to Seek Help Each year around 27 million people shoplift in the United States.1 This theft is the reason for nearly $49 billion dollars’ worth of loss.2 Reasons for shoplifting vary, and many are connected to mental health and wellness. A person may shoplift because he or she […]

Hydrocodone is a common prescription painkiller that can treat moderate to severe pain, but it also causes sedation, euphoria while slowing the central nervous system. Additionally, it is highly addictive and can be deadly when combined with other depressants or alcohol. Many medical professionals prescribe hydrocodone to treat pain following injury or surgery, but it […]

For many college students, spring and summer break, fall rush or football season are all good excuses partying, staying up late and drinking alcohol. Not that they need an excuse. This probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you, especially if you’re currently (or have ever been) in college. Drinking is often a regular part […]

On This Page: Drug and Alcohol Abuse Integrated Treatment Incest is a serious issue that we rarely talk about. Incest survivors are often plagued by shame, embarrassment and misplaced guilt. When a child or young adult is sexually abused by a trusted family member, it can cause lasting damage, depression and even PTSD. These problems […]

On This Page: Why Cutting? Cutting Risk Factors How to Tell if a Loved One Is Cutting Gauging the Severity of Cutting Side Effects of Cutting Finding Help for Cutting Cutting and other forms of self-harm are types of medical illnesses. These occur when patients hurt themselves to help deal with deep-set emotions or distress. […]