I just realized it September, which means it is *Recovery Month. Last year I set off to write an article on the “event” and got side tracked. The topic ended up being about an organization called the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. This year, I am going to stay focused and provide a … Continue reading Recovery, Resources and Drug Awareness
Some of my most popular social media links are based on eating disorders. I find this a little strange, because I rarely receive a phone call on that very subject. In any case, I put together a quick sheet. In the United States eating disorders are more common than Alzheimer's disease. As many as one million women … Continue reading Eating Disorders – Fast Facts
Do you like to watch movies? I do. I especially like films that I can relate to; subjects like: drugs, alcohol, mental illness and Trauma. Considering how many millions of American's suffer with substance abuse and mental illness, it’s not surprising that so many movies have been made about these topics. Leaving Las Vegas Depression, Alcoholism and … Continue reading Films about mental illness and addiction
Internet Addiction is a hot topic, especially in our home. My son, who is 7, will be the first generation of children born with an iPad in their hands. Ok, that might be an exaggeration, but he did get one at the age of two. I wonder what the effects will be both mentally and … Continue reading Web Junkie – Internet Addiction Documentary
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Yes, it is real. Unfortunately, some people pretend to have the disorder so they can score some drugs. Don't let this prevent you from getting treatment. Fight the stigma; because like children, adults who suspect they have ADHD should be evaluated by a licensed mental health professional. Just beware, that the professional may need to consider … Continue reading Is Adult ADHD Real?
I have gone my who life without knowing about Oppositional Defiant disorder (ODD). It is a behavioral disorder, commonly found in children and adolescents. It is seen as a pattern of hostile and disobedient behavior. Normally this behavior is directed at adults and figures of authority (like teachers). Sufferers argue with adults and have a hard time controlling their behavior. The most common behaviors are negativity, hostility, defiance and aggression.
if you are dying from a hopeless condition (like substance abuse or mental illness) and you find a solution that has gives you a second chance on life -- good for you. I am happy for anyone who has experienced recovery, regardless of how they did it. And frankly, I am so grateful, not to be suffering from alcoholism, addiction and/or mental illness, I could care less what you call it. I never want to feel that way again. The bottom line - if you are going to hate something, I want to hear a solution (at the end of your rant) otherwise it's just a waste of time.
This month, many people will be getting new or upgraded computers and smartphones for the Holidays. Next month, many others will be making New Year's resolutions. Take advantage of the the latest technology by incorporating some smartphone apps into your recovery.
Dual Diagnosis, Co-Occuring Disorder and Comorbidity - I'm confused Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe people with a mental illness who have coexisting problems with drugs and/or alcohol. Sometimes, it is referred to as a co-occurring disorder. To cause more confusion, the definition of comorbidity is "the presence of one or more disorders, … Continue reading Substance Abuse and Mental Illness