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Bringing Light Into Darkness: The Christmas Tradition of Light, Charity and Fun

Posted: December 17, 2017, 8:38 pm
Traditionally Christmas began as a way to bring light into darkness, to use ritual to provide a sense of warmth and plenty

Sex Addiction:A New Diagnosis for an Old Behavior: Is Sex Addiction Treatment a Way to Escape the Consequences of Sexual Misbehavior or to Heal? 

Posted: November 18, 2017, 2:11 pm
With all of the recent press around high profile celebrities, considerable attention is being drawn to the rather volatile

ACoA's and Children of Trauma: 7 Things You Can Be Grateful For

Posted: November 16, 2017, 4:22 pm
How many times have I heard people share that they “do not regret the past”? “Whatever brought me into recovery” says Sharon

Holiday Rituals Give Kids a Sense of Security, Continuity and Safety

Posted: November 6, 2017, 11:56 am
For families who struggle with addiction, rituals that remain in tact can be a way of telling kids that life will go on, of

Don't Forget the Children: An Open Letter to the ONDCP on the Opioid Crisis

Posted: November 1, 2017, 5:17 pm
October 12, 2017 TO: President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis Dear Commission Members, Thank

When it Comes to Parental Addiction: Children are the First Responders

Posted: September 12, 2017, 5:29 pm
Children experience a great deal of emotional pain when they watch the parents they love, look up to and need in order to

What Recovery Month Means to Me as an Adult Child of an Alcoholic

Posted: September 6, 2017, 12:09 pm
Tolstoy began Anna Karenina with the much quoted, “all happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy

When Does Survive Become Thrive? From Emotional Dysfunction to Emotional Sobriety

Posted: July 11, 2017, 6:35 pm
When I see clients in my private practice they are often grappling with a couple categories of issues. If they have been

Denied Grief: When the Heart Hurts in Silence

Posted: May 29, 2017, 5:52 pm
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand

Tied Up In Knots: The Anxiety of Living with Unresolved Grief

Posted: April 15, 2017, 5:51 pm
Grief that is out in the open, that is part of the natural cycle of life or one of life’s tragic circumstances has a dignity

Why We Grieve: The Importance of Mourning Loss

Posted: March 31, 2017, 4:27 pm
Grief is a life issue that strikes at the very heart of being human, while we live in a body, pair bond and procreate we

The Unconscious and Sexual Acting Out The Use of Psychodrama in Treating Sexual Addiction

Posted: March 9, 2017, 8:02 pm
It is the body’s natural mandate to act; we are beings designed for movement and expression; it’s how we get around the world

Children Learn What They Live -The Recovery Version

Posted: February 13, 2017, 3:06 pm
If children live with parents who are high, They learn that people are unpredictable and unreliable. If children live with

Children Learn What They Live: How to Help a Child Who’s Living with Parental Addiction

Posted: February 12, 2017, 1:56 pm
Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D long ago wrote the popular poem Children Learn What They Live paraphrased here: If children live

It’s COA Awareness Week: So Let’s Look Into What Happens to Children of Addiction When They Grow Up?

Posted: February 9, 2017, 10:28 pm
Much attention and most governmental funding streams have been and continue to be focused on the addict. The addict has the

Post Election Advice from the Experts: Don’t Just Sit There Do Something!

Posted: November 27, 2016, 4:13 pm
In the wake of the election thousands, if not millions of Americans, are finding themselves feeling helpless and somewhat

A Thank You Letter to Hillary Clinton

Posted: November 16, 2016, 2:44 pm
Dear Hillary, I along with so many women and men across this country am deeply sad at the result of this election. Being

The Innocent Victims of Addiction

Posted: September 28, 2016, 10:49 pm
  Recently a video went viral of an increasingly occurring, very heartbreaking scene. A little girl is tugging on her mother

The Reel Recovery Film Festival: Sharing the Message of Recovery through Film

Posted: September 20, 2016, 4:09 pm
September is recovery month, The Reel Recovery Film Festival and Symposium this week at Cinema Village in New York City explores

Why Don't Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA's) Get the Help They Need?

Posted: September 9, 2016, 10:07 pm
If we can deal with the residue of pain so that it doesn't undermine our ability to have nourishing relationships, the rest will fall into place. The thing not to do is to pretend that nothing happened, something did and it can and needs to be addressed if we truly want to turn the tide of the legacy of addiction.