Tag Archives: Substance Abuse

Some Things You May Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part III

There are as many problems caused by withdrawal as caused by use If we are familiar with a drug at all, we know, or, at least have been told, what the initial effect is like. Tobacco will make you calm, marijuana … Continue reading

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Some Things You May Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part II

Soft Drugs are More Addicting than Hard Drugs Most people divide substances into two categories: the hard drugs like heroin, cocaine, and crystal meth, and the soft drugs like alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and prescribed narcotics. Hard drugs are all illegal … Continue reading

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Some Things You May Not Know About Substance Abuse, Part I

It’s not how much you use, it’s what happens when you use. Grandma doesn’t drink much. She only has a glass of champagne every New Year’s Eve, as a matter of fact. But, boy, oh, boy, you should see what … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Your Self Image on Drugs

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders sacrifices himself for his art. He took a different drug every day for a few weeks and drew a self-portrait  while under the influence. This is him … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: In the Rooms

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: In the Rooms Can’t get to an AA meeting, or NA or GA, or any of the other varieties of self … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: AA

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Alcoholics Annonymous I wouldn’t be much of a substance abuse counselor if I didn’t leave a link for the great grand … Continue reading

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Announcement: Impaired Driver Assessments

It’s official. I’m now recognized by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) as an Impaired Driving Offender Clinical Screening and Assessment Provider. Please read that sentence carefully before jumping to any conclusions. No, I … Continue reading

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Favorite Quotes: Life is a Journey

Birth is a beginning and death a destination; But life is a journey. A going, a growing from stage to stage: From childhood to maturity and youth to old age. From innocence to awareness and ignorance to knowing; From foolishness … Continue reading

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Grounding

So, you’re anxious. It happens. There are basically two things to do with anxiety. You can face it or avoid it. Avoiding it is often the sensible thing to do if it’s a thing you are not likely to encounter … Continue reading

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Can’t Sleep? A Guide to the Land of Nod, Part II

So, you can’t sleep and, instead of tossing around some more in bed, you got up to do some surfing on the web. You found this site and clicked, hoping for some help, eager for a few zzz’s. Well, I … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Specialize In Anything

I could’ve had a specialty. I did some post grad work in family therapy and some more in substance abuse. I sought for ways to address the desire my clients had to quit using tobacco back in the days when … Continue reading

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