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- Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable." ----Helen Keller
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Our staff has many years of professional trainings, advanced degrees, multidisciplinary clinical supervisions, study abroad programs in Korea, France and Mexico, numerous and diversified clinical settings and levels of care, served one purpose: the complete, effective, and comprehensive care of children, teens, couples, and families. Working with others who are hurting or uncomfortable allows me to engage the sacred of work, i.e., aiding human beings.
We bring many life experience to this work. I have worked in accounting, law enforcement, finance, information services, sales, marketing and public relations, law and judicial systems, the military, civil service, outpatient, residential, and inpatient substance abuse and mental health; sexaully abused children, and have worked with work different populations; such as African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics and Latinos, Christians, Jewish, Muslims, and Asians. As a social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, we are professionally and ethically responsible to serve all of the community.
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Facebook Share on Twitter 06:39 - Mar 04, 2018 Excessive Alcohol Use Is Associated with the Acceleration and Intensification of Menopause
Is menopause ever a cause for excessive drinking. My wife is going through menopause right now and she is having a hard time with things. She is getting a lot of the usual symptoms like the hit flashes and sweats and she is also very emotional and ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 08:21 - Aug 23, 2017 Addicts Are Often the Last to See the “Problem”
My friend has been smoking pot for many years, her family and marriage are falling apart and now she thinks everyone is against her and she feels alone. She recently started sharing her pot with her teenage son. How do I schedule an intervention ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 08:20 - Aug 23, 2017 Family Intervention for Alcoholism during the Holidays
My whole immediate family and several of my uncles and their families will come to stay at my parents’ place over Christmas. My brother has had a drinking problem for years but things seem to have taken a real turn for the worse this year and he is ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 11:42 - Jul 22, 2016 Percocet Abuse Is A Form of Opiate Abuse or Dependency
I have been having a lot of fun with percocets for about 6 weeks taking about 50 or 60mgs a day now. So stupid I realize now. I gotta stop this train before things get out of control but I am not sure how to do it best. Should I try to taper down ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 11:31 - Jul 22, 2016 Teen Marijuana Abuse: Is There Something Parents Can Do?
My 17 year old son uses soft drugs. I have known that he has been using drugs like marijuana since he was 15. I have tried everything I can think of to try get him to stop and nothing really works. He has been grounded on countless occasions, he has ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 11:30 - Jul 22, 2016 Treating Gambling Addiction with Medical Marijuana?!
Is medical marijuana effective as way to give up gambling addiction? I have a hard time not visiting the casinos but when I occasionally smoke marijuana with my cousins I never feel the urge to go and play the slots. Can I get medical marijuana by ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 11:12 - Jul 22, 2016 Recovering Addicts Make Huge Contributions as Counselors
Hi Mr. ONeal, I'm a former addict and now a student at an online university pursuing my Bachelor's / Master's in Psychology with a specialty in Substance Abuse. I would like to eventually become an addictions counselor but I'm leaving all options ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 11:11 - Jul 22, 2016 Tramadol: Detox Horrors for Many
I am using like 800mgs of tramadol a day. I was prescribed them for back pain and I came to really like the energy and buzz they gave me and I started taking more than I was supposed to. That was 4 years ago. This has become a very expensive habit ...
Facebook Share on Twitter 11:07 - Jul 22, 2016 Involuntary Commitment for Teens Indicates a Need for Medical Assessment
What states allow involuntary teen rehab? I live in RI looking for help for a 17 year-old male son. Have insurance. Looking for a GOOD wilderness rehab, heard high success rates with wilderness camp settings... Thanks Mom, Nicole.
Facebook Share on Twitter 11:04 - Jul 22, 2016 Post-Acute Withdrawal Is Often Not Recognized in Early Recovery
My daughter was in rehab for 28 days for drugs and alcohol. While she was in rehab, she wanted contact with both her family and her in-laws. Now that she is out, she only wants contact with her rehab buddies - none with her in-laws, husband (who ...