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Stuart J. Finkelstein, MD

Are Our Senior Citizens Hooked on Drugs?

Do you know what the fastest-growing U.S. population is? Here’s a hint: This population is expected to double in the next 20 years. If your answer was adults older than 65 years old, you were correct. What age group do you think uses more psychoactive medications than any other group? That’s right, our seniors, and that’s possibly your Grandma or Grandpa, or even your Mom or Dad who take prescription medication on a daily basis.

Thursday, December 2, 2010/Author: Stuart J. Finkelstein, MD/Number of views (918)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Older Adults
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Dan Griffin

Gender and the Path to Wholeness

As I have been looking at gender — primarily masculinity — and addiction off and on for more than a decade and a half, I have arrived at some nascent ideas that I am sure are not original but are compelling nonetheless.

Thursday, December 2, 2010/Author: Dan Griffin/Number of views (892)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Gender Specific
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Jack Hinman

Adoption and Residential Treatment

Having a child leave home and reside in a residential treatment center or therapeutic boarding school can be a frightening event for any parent.

Thursday, December 2, 2010/Author: Jack Hinman/Number of views (810)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Adolescents
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Sherry Gaba, LCSW and Life Coach

Single Parents Conquer the Holiday Blues

The holidays, with all their trimmings, have arrived, and for many it is a time for lavish family gatherings and holiday cheer. The endless Hallmark Christmas specials stream over the airwaves and the messages they reflect are like neon signs flashing, “Joy To The World” for all those gathering around their warm and cozy fireplaces.

Thursday, December 2, 2010/Author: Sherry Gaba, LCSW and Life Coach/Number of views (825)/Comments (0)/
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It’s the Holidays – Are Your Boundaries with Your Alcoholic/Addict Wrapped up Tight?

Here we are again. No sooner have we unwrapped our last miniature Snickers from our Halloween candy stash, when we are bombarded with all things Christmas. Sometimes I think it would be nice if the holidays came around like the Olympics, every two or four years. Or if we could skip them altogether and just hang a sign on our front door saying “Gone fishing…please come back after January 3”.

Thursday, December 2, 2010/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1144)/Comments (0)/
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