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couple in therapy session - family systems therapy
Teamwork Consider the five players on a basketball team. On every play—offense or defense—what one player does affects all five players. If you aren’t in position to rebound a missed shot, your team might lose the ball. If you don’t guard the person you are assigned to guard on defense, the other team might get...
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“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” So says Romeo as he considers Juliet—the woman he loves whose family is in constant conflict with his own—in Shakespeare’s play about star-crossed lovers. The young doomed lover is suggesting that it isn’t words or names that...
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person making notes at desk with phone and computer - loved one
Coming to terms with the fact that someone in your life has a substance use disorder is difficult, to say the least. And the need to find your loved one an appropriate place to get help only adds to the stress and upheaval. In fact, it may seem impossible to make such an important choice....
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Marketing Ploys Increasingly, marketing professionals want to encourage you to try their products in ways other than traditional advertising. For example, a company might pay to ensure that the beloved characters on a given television show drink a certain soft drink or drive a certain kind of car. The industry name for this technique is...
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pills on a paper prescription - opioid addiction
The Statistics Opioid addiction is one of the fastest and most devastating of all substance use disorders today. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that 130 people die every day in the United States as a result of opioid use. Do you have an addiction to pain meds? Are you worried your loved one...
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upset woman reaching for wine glass - alcohol
Alcohol Use Disorder Addiction to alcohol can be difficult to face—and it can be easier to reframe your drinking as simply something you do socially or that you happen to enjoy rather than as a problem. But alcoholism, which is known in the medical community as an alcohol use disorder (AUD), is not about good...
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female friends enjoying a healthy meal together
You may feel helpless as you watch your loved one struggle to move forward after seeking treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. However, there are plenty of ways you can support the recovery process. Even if you’ve never experienced a substance use disorder yourself, you can play a key role in helping your loved one...
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adult daughter talking to mom
As a parent of an adult child who has a drinking problem, you want the best for your child. Unfortunately, things are not as simple as they once seemed and life now is very confusing. Although you still have the same love for your child, once they reach their 18th birthday they are legally considered...
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