Energy Drink use

Alcohol and Energy Drinks

Alcohol energy drinks (AEDs) or Caffeinated alcoholic beverages (CABs) are premixed beverages containing not only alcohol but caffeine and other stimulants. Sold in tall, narrow cans similar to non-alcoholic energy…

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Everyone Knows someone Life Management Resources

Everybody Knows Somebody Who Needs Help

Everybody knows somebody who needs help! After decades of working with folks who abuse alcohol and drugs, I’m still amazed at almost any conversation I am in where someone mentions…

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The Fight is Up to Us

Drug overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeded 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according to preliminary data compiled by The New York Times. The…

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How Music Therapy Could Be Instrumental in Your Recovery

When you research addiction treatments, you will quickly find that music is incorporated often into treatment programs. Many in recovery pick up music, and it is quickly becoming one of…

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Are Addiction and Mental Illness Really Brain Diseases?

The two primary (New York) intellectual organs, the New York Review of Books and The New York Times, have recently featured two powerful cultural icons saying exactly opposite things. Marcia Angell, the first…

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Depression/Mood Disorders Adolescents

Depression/Mood Disorders Adolescents

Depression affects a significant portion of the population. This includes children and teens. In 2009, US News and World Report published an article which stated, “Serious depression afflicts two million…

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Separation Anxiety/School Anxiety Adolescents

Separation Anxiety/School Anxiety Adolescents

For many families the first days of school are met with excited anticipation of new friends, new teachers, and new experiences. However as many as 5% of school aged children…

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Social Anxiety Adolescents

Social Anxiety Adolescents

Social anxiety is painful and anguishing for a child and or adolescent. It can interfere with social functioning, and relationships. Shy children often avoid situations where they might be judged….

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Adolescents

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Adolescents

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is likely to affect 2% of the child and adolescent population at some point in their life. The disorder is equally common in males and females. Adapted from…

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Panic Disorder Adolescents

Panic Disorder Adolescents

Panic Disorder is the experience of panic attacks followed by ongoing concern and worry about having another panic attack and/or worry about the possible consequences of a panic attack. There…

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