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The Gratitude of Tragedy

It was a Friday morning this past November. Listening with half an ear to the morning news I overheard that wildfires had broken out once again in Southern California—my home for the past 20 years. This one started in Montecito, an exclusive community nestled next to Santa Barbara. Somehow I’ve gotten used to the reports of fires.

Thursday, April 9, 2009/Author: Anonym/Number of views (727)/Comments (0)/
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Treating the Elderly Substance Abusing Patient

I am a forensic psychologist by training.  One of the risks of my background is to focus on the notion of pathology and disease.  I frequently offer that one of the causes of our seemingly endless uneasiness, our collective “disease,” is that our ecology, in the purest sense of the word, and our commerce with the world, is unnatural and unlike ever in our history.

Thursday, April 9, 2009/Author: Anonym/Number of views (726)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Older Adults
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Prevalence and Reasons for Self-Harm Among Teenage Girls – Research Mixed with Teens’ Perspectives

I spent an hour today with a young woman who had not harmed herself for eight weeks.  She had not harmed herself, that is, until today.

Thursday, April 9, 2009/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1254)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Adolescents
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Terra Holbrook, LCSW, CADC

Sex, Love and Relationships: When Love Becomes a Drug

As clinicians working in the field of addiction, we become familiar with patterns of relapse. Identifying those circumstances or behaviors that lead to relapse is critical in the recovery process.

Thursday, April 9, 2009/Author: Terra Holbrook, LCSW, CADC/Number of views (1303)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Other Addictions
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Liar, Liar, Money’s on Fire: Treating Pathological Gamblers and Their Families

Problem gamblers use deceit and lies as freely as racing forms, lotto tickets, or other gambling paraphernalia.

Thursday, April 9, 2009/Author: Anonym/Number of views (1216)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Other Addictions
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