“Gone are the days when I was svelte and soignée,” sobbed Lorraine, a 45-year-old accountant. The Los Angeles resident “hit the big 4-0 like a ton of lead bricks” and her metabolism crashed.
“I think that guy had a gun. I’m glad he left.”
Imagine that you’re a little budding gay boy or lesbian girl, say 10 years old. For some time now you’ve felt that you’re different from other kids. As a boy you’re not interested in some of the games and sports the other boys play. Imagine that as a little gay boy playing with G.I. Joe was about having a special “buddy”.
In the world of addictions, most of us are well-versed in the usual
suspects: alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, prescription medications.
We recognize the signs and symptoms, can create a comprehensive
treatment plan and support a client in the detox process, and even in
the case of relapse.
Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and multiple other sites all
provide options to stay connected, stay informed and meet others with
similar likes and interests. However, there is also a darker side to
social media that is becoming more and more recognized in its role in
the breakdown of relationships, particularly marriages.