The myth of hitting bottom

Alcoholics frequently deny their addiction to alcohol. Problem drinkers who acknowledge that alcohol has negatively impacted their lives still resist suggestions that they change their behaviors. What their family or loved ones see as a problem, they may see as a preference.

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Drugged Driving

Although fatalities from automobile accidents are declining, a recent traffic analysis from the Department of Transportation (DOT) indicates that 33% of drivers killed in such accidents in 2010 tested positive for illicit drugs. The most popular among these drugs were prescription grade opiates […more]

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Stressed? It's just desserts spelled backwards.

The word “stressed” is indeed “desserts” spelled backwards. So when you feel stressed, think about your favorite desserts. Late car payment? – think about a rich Crème Brûlée. Health problems? – try thinking about Flan for a while. Lose your job? – might have to pull […more]

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Depression is the flaw in love

“Depression is the flaw in love. To be creatures who love, we must be creatures who can despair at what […]

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Positive thoughts can change your life

Our thoughts create a mental landscape, a picture of the world in which we live. Negative thoughts create a dark and scary landscape. They have a tremendous power to shape what we see around us, and what we see in the mirror. Negative thoughts can become our reality in a very pervasive way.

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How to Apologize the Right Way

We are human. We make mistakes. We say the wrong thing, we do the wrong thing. We are imperfect by design. We will inevitably mess up (some more frequently than others) and hurt those we care about. For this reason, it’s crucial that individuals in loving relationships know how to offer and accept apologies.

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Kid-centered Parenting

Being a parent has been described as the toughest job you’ll ever love. This is certainly true. Additionally, parenting is the most frustrating, rewarding, infuriating, confusing, illuminating, challenging, challenging, inspiring, exhausting, invigorating, blessed job you’ll ever love.

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What is a Drinking Problem?

Ever have a fight about whether or not you have a drinking problem? If you have, that should be your […]

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Stages of Change: What stage are you in?

Therapists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, and others who study human behavior (parents, for example) actually know a great deal about how people move through major life changes. We move in stages. What is a major life change? We’re not talking deciding between the raspberry torte or bananas foster here.

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