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Gaming Addiction | World of Warcraft (WarCrack): Quick Way to Lose Your Spouse, Job or Fail School

By |May 6th, 2011|

Do you notice that your spouse or child becomes irritable when you suggest that they decrease the time they spend gaming? Do you wonder how much is too much? Gaming is not all together a negative activity but one danger it is possible it could turn into an addiction.

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Sex, Students, & Teachers! 10 Tips to Protect Your Child | Michelle Preston | Orlando Family Counselor

By |March 10th, 2011|

10 Tips To Protect Your Child

A high school teacher having sex with a teenaged student is the hot topic this week. Once again, a female teacher is accused of seducing a young male student into a sexual relationship. Michelle Preston, a Shawnee Mission High School teacher allegedly established an inappropriate relationship with the student 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.

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Manorexia: 7 Warning Signs | Orlando Eating Disorder Counseling

By |February 21st, 2011|

7  Warning Signs of Manorexia!

The “PERFECT” male body is all the rage, and millions of men are paying the price! Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and advertisers worldwide have used male “hard bodies” to sell product by the millions. Over the years, advertisers in our pop culture have spent billions, marketing to young

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7 Signs Sexual Abuse is Defining You | Orlando Trauma Counselor

By |January 12th, 2011|

Elizabeth Smart was an innocent 14 year old girl who was kidnapped, raped, threatened, and abused for a period of 9 months before being returned home to her loving family.  Recently, we all watched in admiration as Elizabeth, now a beautiful and confident young woman, testified about her traumatic ordeal at the trial of her