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Reality TV Effects on Girls Self-Esteem | Parent Tips | Girl Scout Research Institute

Reality TV: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly | Girl Scout Research Institute

Bad Girls Club, The Kardashians, Real Housewives, and Teens Moms are only a few of reality television’s hit shows. With all of the fighting, back stabbing, and moral corruption, these shows continue to top network ratings.

According to the Los Angeles Times research […]

Facebook Posts Detect Alcohol Abuse in College Students | 4 Tips to Identify At-Risk Intoxication

Over the past 10 years, Social media has significantly influenced our daily lives. Facebook and Twitter have become commonplace for dating, connecting, and socializing. Most recently, studies have shown an increase in college aged drinking, especially among male students. Social media has profoundly changed how we communicate, and it is now helping behavioral researchers identify […]

By |October 5th, 2011|Addictions, Adults, Alcohol, Blog, Children, Drug, Family, Jada Collins, Parenting, Teens, Updates|Comments Off

Fires, Floods and Hurricanes | 3 Tips To Cope with Loss

Hurricanes, flooding and fires. Nearly 10,000 people were told to evacuate northeastern states due to flooding. The fires in Texas have left 1,000’s displaced from their homes. The daily news in the past three weeks has been a constant barrage of natural disasters. Our hearts break as we see many people in danger of loosing […]

By |September 9th, 2011|Adults, Alcohol, Anger, Anxiety, Blog, Children, Depression, Drug, Family, Grief, Laura Bravo, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|Comments Off

Orlando 5th Angriest City | 3 Tips for Anger Control

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 […]

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

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.”

Life […]

7 Signs of Addiction

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 […]

By |February 21st, 2011|Addictions, Adults, Alcohol, Anxiety, Blog, Drug, Marriage, Sexual Addictions, Teens|0 Comments