Photo by 910416 © Igor Kharlamov | Dreamstime.com We don’t necessarily think of senior citizens having substance abuse issues, but about 17% are vulnerable to developing a problem because of life changes such as loss of spouse or friends, health restrictions or the changes of identify that retirement brings. Check out this guest blog by
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By the time I was 15, my mother’s alcohol problem had become severe. My parents’ marriage ended. Divorced, no career skills, she was only able to find a low-paying job. She kept sliding downward financially. My dad wasn’t great about child support. Evictions, loss of a car, and domestic violence in her new relationship (and
“In every crisis, doubt or confusion, take the higher path – the path of compassion, courage, understanding and love.” – Amit Ray If you are feeling confused, sad, angry, anxious, mild depression, you’re having normal feelings. If anxiety or depression get worse then please reach out for help. In California call 211 and you’ll be
By the time I was 15, my mother’s alcohol problem had become severe. Her marriage ended. Divorced, no career skills, she was able to find a low-paying job. She kept sliding financially downward. My dad wasn’t great about child support. Evictions, loss of car, and domestic violence in her new relationship all contributed to her
I’m hearing more and more people express loneliness and boredom and I’m seeing more rudeness and snarkiness. We rush to our screens to get rid of the boredom or for the excitement of what’s going on or to NOT FEEL LEFT OUT. And, while there are fun things on FB, Instagram, etc. how are you doing with personal relationships? How’s your stress level? (More screen time can = more stress.)
Joy training for the addictive brain? Yes, it’s possible I’m happy to say. I was at my brother Lee’s 12 Step N.A. meeting when he got his 1 year chip. Yeah Lee!! There were 100 people in the room celebrating each other for their hard work to stay sober from 1 year to 28 years. It was amazing to see and feel the hope, love and JOY in the room.
Casino’s are a place of fun, right? They are if you are a recreational gambler. For gambling addicts they are like the street corner where the heroin user or meth addict meets their dealer. Just like drug dealers, casinos have ways of increasing the desire and dependency of their customers….
You’ve probably noticed – we live in a fattist society. Fat or larger bodies are viewed as bad, especially for women. Being fat isn’t that great for men either, BUTT…
Ever feel like you’re a fat slob, a lazy bum, or just a bad person because you abuse opioids, get lost in meth, binge on food or have spent 2 days gaming? I’ve heard many a person say these things about themselves in my counseling office as they struggle to make better choices.