Tag Archives: Substance Abuse

The Addicted Narcissist

by on October 12, 2017

One of the hardest types of people to deal with is a narcissist in the middle of their addiction. They are completely exhausting. The combined selfishness of narcissism and addictive behavior is overpowering, relentless, callous, and frequently abusive. This destructive blend of arrogant thinking in that they are always right and that they do not… (more…)

How to Survive the Holidays with an Addict

by on October 12, 2017

Addicts plus holidays usually equal disaster. This is because addicts have a tendency to divide family at a celebration, not unite. Relatives fall into one of three categories: those who see the addiction and have no tolerance, those who see the addiction and tolerate it, and those who don’t see the addiction at all. An… (more…)

Reasons to Consider Utilizing Behavioral Hospitals

by on October 12, 2017

Ever wondered if a behavioral hospital might be a good idea? These facilities are designed to help: an out of control addict, an unusually intense manic episode, a desire and means to commit suicide, a severely abused victim, a troubled teen who threatens to harm others, an intense anger rage, a person hallucinating, or a… (more…)

Is Your Kid an Addict?

by on May 12, 2016

According to The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, 4 out of every 25 people over the age of 12 have an addiction. When six addicts are put together, one of them will have multiple addiction problems. This means that for every standard classroom size of 25, there are 4 middle/high school kids who… (more…)

The Difference Between an Obsession and an Addiction

by on March 7, 2013

Helping  your clients discern between an obsession and an addition can be quite a challenge. They may believe their behavior is obsessive when in reality it is addictive. The distinction between the two determines they type of treatment necessitated. An obsession and an addiction can look the same but the root is different.  For instance,… (more…)

How Anger Fuels Addictive Behavior

by on March 5, 2013

Are your clients caught in a downward addiction spiral causing helplessness and frustration?  While there are many reasons for addictive behavior, certain emotions such as anger can fuel the addictive cycle. This in turn increases the intensity of the emotion and amplifies destructive behavior resulting in an out-of-control moment. Here are some examples. It starts… (more…)

Parenting the tough stuff

by on August 24, 2012

  If the small stuff like bad test grades, periodic fights with siblings, friendships that come and go, or occasional defiance with food does not faze you as a parent, the tough stuff will.  Sometimes it is a gradual progression, sometimes it comes in waves, and sometimes it hits you all at once.  Whatever the… (more…)

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