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The Alcohol Discussion: Talking to Your Teens Without Sending Mixed Messages

From the minute their children arrive, most parents have a strong instinct to protect them and keep them safe. So, when those children become teenagers, they’re likely to worry about the dangers of alcohol. What can you do to protect your kids? How do you answer their questions and avoid sending mixed messages? The good … Continue reading The Alcohol Discussion: Talking to Your Teens Without Sending Mixed Messages

July 8, 2019

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How to Balance Legal Proceedings With Addiction Treatment

Getting treatment for addiction can be complicated. Finding the right recovery program, dealing with insurance coverage and committing to a plan is a process, and that’s after overcoming the hurdle of making the initial decision to get help. Unfortunately, for those fighting addiction while in jail or going through legal proceedings, the process can be … Continue reading How to Balance Legal Proceedings With Addiction Treatment

June 7, 2019

How to Balance Legal Proceedings With Addiction Treatment
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How Companies Can Help Employees When They Have an Addiction: Explaining the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

By Becca Owens Addiction usually permeates every area of life, including work, and work often exacerbates the problems of addiction. Even when someone has become very skilled at hiding signs of addiction from family, the environment of work can often spotlight the difficulties of managing an addiction and work life simultaneously. Employees may fear losing … Continue reading How Companies Can Help Employees When They Have an Addiction: Explaining the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

July 20, 2018

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What’s In a Name? Understanding the Importance of Transgender Identity

By: Kathryn Millán, LPC/MHSP If someone you know has shared that they are transgender or identify as transgender, you may already be aware that it took a great deal of courage to share this identity. Transgender people have faced thousands of years of persecution and judgment, but society is turning over new leaves in understanding … Continue reading What’s In a Name? Understanding the Importance of Transgender Identity

July 9, 2018