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7 Signs of Addiction | Orlando Addictions Counselor

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

What is Holiday Eating & Overeating? 5 Symptoms of Over Eating | Orlando Counselor

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Can’t resist that extra portion? Have to go through that drive through? Have to eat dessert, or maybe two? Now that the holidays are behind us, many will turn their focus to improving health and shedding unwanted pounds. The average American gains SEVEN pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve.  How can you tell the [...]

7 Warning Signs Your Partner May Be Controlling You | Orlando Women’s Counselor

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Are you constantly being told what to wear, when to be home, and what to do by your partner?  Are you afraid to voice your opinion to your partner?  Many times people who find themselves in this type of relationship believe that their partner simply cares about them, wants the best for them, and views [...]

18 Signs of Teen Addictions – Lindsay Lohan: Party Girl, Addict, or Criminal | Orlando Teen Counselor

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18 Signs of Teen addiction Sometimes having fun may be dangerous. Parents must be aware of the tell tale signs of teen addictions. We live in a culture that thrives on youth, beauty, power, and wealth. However, having fun as a teen or young adult does not have to include alcohol, ecstasy, marijuana, or reckless [...]

Orlando Teen Counselor gives Parent Tips for Setting Prom Rules | Jada Jackson

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Orlando Teen Counselor gives parents tips for setting rules with the Prom.  So, what’s a parent to do? There are so many questions to answer and some parents are not sure which way to turn. With the approach of prom season, many parents are concerned about the wellbeing of their teens. From sex and alcohol [...]