Grief: How to Survive It

Grief: How to Survive It

Life Changes Grief – One of the hardest things we’ll ever experience is the loss of someone or something dear to us. Grieving is a normal and natural response to this loss. While death is one of the most common losses, grief also comes with other big and small...
Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

Recovery Unplugged – Austin, Texas We recently had the opportunity to tour Recovery Unplugged (RU) in Austin, Texas. Note for note, RU offers a strong continuum of care to those struggling with substance abuse and addiction. The element that makes Recovery...
How to Cope with Challenging Kids

How to Cope with Challenging Kids

Challenging Kids Joyce always expects the unexpected when it comes to her 8-year old son Milo. Within seconds, he can go from sweet-tempered and happy into a vicious tantrum. She’s grown overwhelmed by phone calls from teachers, relaying how Milo hit another child in...
Self-Talk’s Role in Addiction Relapse

Self-Talk’s Role in Addiction Relapse

“I’ll just have one. It’s no big deal.” “I can’t have fun unless I’m __________ (drinking, smoking, gambling, etc.)” “I can handle it; it’s not a problem.” It often seems that the moment you decide to quit an addictive substance or activity, the deluding, conniving...