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Whitney Houston | 5 False Beliefs About Prescription Drugs and Addiction | Orlando Addictions Counselor

By |February 25th, 2012|

People all over the world mourned the tragic loss of one of the most talented singers of 1980’s/1990’s, Whitney Houston. She joins multiple other celebrities, such as Judy Garland, Margaux Hemingway, Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson, who have had their lives cut short due to the result of a fatal combination of prescription drugs. Even worse,

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

By |November 1st, 2011|

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

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

By |October 5th, 2011|

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

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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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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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