Addiction: How to Recognize it an What to do About it

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Addiction: How to Recognize It and What to Do about It

 

By Faye Springs, Ph.D.

 

Addiction to alcohol and other drugs is a chronic disease. It is progressive, continuous, and long-term. Alcohol or drug abuse means that a person has control over whether he or she drinks or uses. Alcohol or drug dependence means that a person has lost all control over his or her drinking or using behavior.

 

Addictive Behavior

 

People who suffer from addictive diseases engage in compulsive behavior and gradually lose ...

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33 Ways to Use Your Journal for Self-Discovery and Self-Expression

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33 Ways to Use Your Journal for Self-Discovery and Self-Expression

 

By Joni McIntyre, MSW

 

As a therapist, I often suggest to clients that they explore their feelings and thoughts by keeping a journal. Sometimes clients ask for a bit of direction with this process. Here are some journaling ideas if you’re not sure where to start:

 

  1. Write down what happened today and how you felt about it.

 

  1. Write a letter to a person you are angry with. Say everything you are feeling and wish ...
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29 Ways to Keep your Relationship Tuned Up

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29 Ways to Keep Your Relationship Tuned Up

By Mark Chan, Ph.D.

Why do some relationships last forever and others fall apart? Here are some ways you can make your partner feel appreciated again and prevent your relationship from becoming a casualty.

1.  Treat your partner as you would your boss, best friend, or best customer.

2.  Think about what your partner wants and give it to him or her.

3.  Think of ways you can do the unexpected and be thoughtful. Remember how you ...

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How to Balance Work and Family Life

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What Is Your Definition of Success?

If you want to create balance in your life, it is important to know how you define success. The following list is a place to start. Cross off those that don’t seem important to you and add your own. Next, identify which of the items on your list are the most essential to your success definition and which items present the greatest challenge to you.

1.         Being able to move on when a situation is no ...

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Depression

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It can be said that we all go through bought of sadness everyone now and then. Depression is the place in a persons life that Sadness becomes out of control. Sadness has moved into areas of your like such as work, home, school, social life, etc., and that sadness prevents you from doing what you would have previously done. If you are experiencing sadness, tearfullness, loss of appetite, change in your labito, issues in your sleep patters, mood swings, or ...

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Parenting

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According to the authors of “Parenting with Love and Logic” Foster Cline and Jim Fay, there are three types of parents: the “Helicopter parent, the Drill sergeant parent, and the consultant parent”. Each parenting type has their own set of strengths and weaknesses. Which are you, and what do you want to be. As a helicopter parent you huver around your children preventing them from making mistakes, always there to catch them. As a Drill Sergeant parent you are there ...

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Relationships

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Relationships can be a challenge. I often say, “relationships are not rocket science, but they do take work”. Consider pursuing your partner, making him or her feel like you are still courting. Everyday is a new day, just because you did something for your partner yesterday, doesn’t mean that it will carry through to today. Always make a point to connect with your partner, and do it in a way that makes them feel loved. Love them the way they ...

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