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Orlando Counselor on Drug Addiction vs. Substance Abuse | Tips for identifying a drug addiction | Amy Winehouse

By |July 26th, 2011|

Drug Addiction vs. Substance Abuse | Tips for identifying a drug addiction | Amy Winehouse Twenty-seven year old, Amy Winehouse died Saturday after an alleged alcohol and drug binge Friday that included heroine, cocaine, and ecstasy. Family and friends gathered to remember Winehouse on Tuesday and reported that her body will be cremated after the

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5 Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction | Father’s bond after losing their sons

By |June 14th, 2011|

“Pills mills” are all over the news. What are pill mills? According to CBS News, pill mills are places where doctors provide prescription pain medication without medical exams or testing. The most often obtained prescriptions are Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, (both are Opiods). Persons addicted will go through just about any hoops to obtain it either by doctor shopping (which means

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Orlando 5th Angriest City | 3 Tips for Anger Control | Orlando Anger Management Counseling Classes

By |March 3rd, 2011|

Local news reports the following stories in one day in Central Florida

Murder-Suicide: Christopher Durinick, 36, shot and killed his wife Margaret, 37,  and then killed himself.

Employee Murders Boss: Rocky T. Christian, 27, fatally shot his boss Nasser Alkattan, 39, after an argument.

8 year old arrested for Aggravated-Assault:  an 8 year old boy hit, kicked, and

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3 Life Lessons We Can Learn from Addictions & Substance Abuse | Charlie Sheen | Orlando Counselor

By |February 22nd, 2011|

Famous actor Charlie Sheen has been in the news much in the last several years. Unfortunately, not for his acting. We see in the media a tumultuous personal life which appears to contain alcohol and drug addiction. Mr. Sheen just completed three weeks of substance abuse treatment, and yet still states “I find sobriety boring.”

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7 Signs of Addiction | Orlando Addictions Counselor

By |February 21st, 2011|

What is Addiction? According to the Mirriam Webster dictionary, “addiction” is defined as “a compulsive need for and use of a habit forming substance characterized by tolerance and by well defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawl.” People can be addicted to drugs (prescription or illegal), alcohol, gambling, sex, food, gaming, or nicotine.

When does it become a

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5 Tips for Coping with Sudden Loss: Boone High School Fatal Accident | Orlando Grief Counseling

By |February 7th, 2011|

Six friends, all current or former Boone High School students swerved off the road yesterday resulting in the deaths of Laura Grant, 17 and her boyfriend Eddie Culbehouse, 19.  Elizabeth Harrison, 18, was critically injured.  Also surviving the crash is Elizabeth’s boyfriend Hershall “Billy” Keeton, age 19, and Connor Geis and Alisa Pelot, both 17