How the Nature of Alcohol Nurtured my Young Addiction

Bemelman's Bar, a place I went for fun and comfort.  Susan B. Raphael Reminiscent of a playful kaleidoscope, the sparkling booze-filled bottles that lined the wall tempted my youthful will. There was something magical about that glass wall at Bemelman’s – a former Toronto hotspot – where I once lunched with my father after visiting … Continue reading How the Nature of Alcohol Nurtured my Young Addiction

Young People and Mental Wellness: Why It’s Important to Inspire Easily Influenced Minds

Despite the harmful consequences of substance use that can lead to mental and physical distress, vulnerable youth are still engaging in unsafe behaviors involving drugs and alcohol.

THE CALL FOR AN INTEGRATED FAMILY SYSTEMS MODEL

Liz van Ryn and Victoria Creighton, Pine River Institute Providing transformative family therapy within a therapeutic treatment program is difficult to do. Pine River Institute attempted to meet this challenge by integrating a family systems model throughout their treatment program. The family systems model is largely informed by Satir Family Therapy, given the focus on … Continue reading THE CALL FOR AN INTEGRATED FAMILY SYSTEMS MODEL

11 Life Skills That Can Help Your Child in Recovery

from The Partnership for Drug Free Kids When your son or daughter attends treatment for a substance use disorder, among other things, they’ll learn many techniques to maintain abstinence, and to make more pro-healthy choices. While individual therapy and group counseling are well-known techniques used to address substance use, it can be just as important that … Continue reading 11 Life Skills That Can Help Your Child in Recovery

The Disease of Being Busy

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 5:56 am Thank you to my friend Lisa Simone for sharing this article... The Disease of Being Busy BY OMID SAFI (@OSTADJAAN), COLUMNIST From https://onbeing.org/blog/the-disease-of-being-busy/ I saw a dear friend a few days ago. I stopped by to ask her how she was doing, how her family was. She looked up, … Continue reading The Disease of Being Busy