Drug and Alcohol

Just Say No – Teach Children Marijuana Abstinence

December 4, 2016

Various studies report the link between chronic marijuana use and mental illness (e.g., anxiety, depression, schizophrenia). Yet painfully, far too many are ignoring this and rather preach a use in moderation philosophy rather than a just say no lifestyle. As a mental health professional I help parents every day with the fight against what is […]

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Obama’s Marijuana Comment Sparks Debate- Psychotherapist With Neil Cavuto- It’s Dangerous!

January 22, 2014

President Obama’s comments regarding marijuana, as he compared it to smoking cigarettes and stating that it is no more dangerous than alcohol “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer” concerns me as a Psychotherapist, as a parent, as a person. It concerns me when a person who is in such a position of […]

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Couple Indicted For Death Of Infant Daughter – Drug Use Destroys

October 11, 2013

Just say no! Just say no to drugs that is. As a psychotherapist for 20 years I have seen time and time again that drug use destroys the life of the user and those they love ¬†– there is zero doubt about that! A former Marshfield Massachusetts couple has been indicted for the 2011 death […]

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Marijuana & Food Stamps – Creating A Dependent Culture Psychoanalyzed

August 15, 2013

Dependency, reliance, de-motivation, addiction -these 4 words are the result of the culture we are creating. Provided below are two specifics that I am drawing the direct line between decisions being made that are politically hot right now, and the mental health and wellness of our culture in terms of what we are creating. The […]

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Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert – Couples Who Drink Alcohol

July 18, 2013

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are among many couples who are reported as allegedly drink alcohol in excess. They are in the public eye, thus their interactions with one another are spotlighted by others, photographed and written about. I do not know them, what I can tell you is that as a marriage therapist who […]

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Why Now Lance Armstrong? 5 Common Motivations Behind Why We Reveal Secrets

January 16, 2013

The Boston Globe’s Health Section’s Daily Dose regular go-to Psychotherapist source Dr. Karen Ruskin shares her theory on the 5 most common motivations behind why we reveal secrets. Why now Lance Armstrong? This question is being thrown around the news media due to the following report. Lance disclosed during a pre-taped interview on Oprah that […]

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Marijuana and Teens – Dangerous and Addictive – Parents Beware

April 18, 2012

Far too many are misinformed about the dangers of marijuana and its addictive nature. It is this lack of information that may play a role in the ever growing tolerance of parents, when their teenagers are using marijuana. ¬†Recent Rasmussen report: 47% think marijuana should be legalized, 42% report their desire to keep it illegal, […]

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Whitney Houston’s Death: Addict or Death Wish?

February 19, 2012

Did Whitney Houston have an addiction, therefore mental illness? Or, a different un-diagnosed/diagnosed problem and used prescription and/or illegal drugs and alcohol as medication to numb, cope with, and or escape her challenges? Or did she have a death wish? What role does the media play in reporting a celebrities’ death and/or drug/alcohol/mental health troubles? […]

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Demi Moore’s Hospitalization: Exhaustion a Real Diagnosis?

January 25, 2012

With Demi Moore’s hospitalization reported by her publicist due to exhaustion, many ask; is “exhaustion” really a diagnosis? The term exhaustion in and of itself is not a diagnosis in the DSM-IV (the manual mental health professionals use to diagnose a client and then submit for insurance reimbursement). Typically the term “exhaustion” is considered a […]

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Charlie Sheen “One Crazy Chapter”

September 16, 2011

This relationship expert is taking a different slant to a common story. The story of a man with 2 sides of self, is not uncommon. The women that fall in love with this type of man have a choice to be with or not to be with this type of man. This decision is not […]

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