Substance Abuse

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

Orlando Teen Addictions Counselor on Private Drugs in Private Schools

By |January 28th, 2010|

It is often believed by educators, counselors, and parents that children and adolescents are shielded from drugs and alcohol, in the private school sector. However, children and adolescents are part of a much larger society, of which private schooling is only a part. Furthermore, the face of private school is changing as students matriculate in

Orlando Substance Abuse Counselor on Drug and Alcohol Prevention Success Evident in Florida Youth

By |March 3rd, 2009|

Orlando Substance Abuse Counselor comments on recent Drug and Alcohol Prevention Study Success Evident in Florida Youth. The “war against drugs” in the schools is succeeding! The 2008 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey reported that every area of substance abuse declined from 2000-2008, with the exception of marijuana use and prescription drug abuse. Binge drinking

Winter Park Adult Teen Substance Abuse Counselor on Teen Celebrities with Alcohol Issues and Where are They Now

By |September 9th, 2008|

Orlando adult teen substance abuse counselor on teen celebrities with alcohol issues and where are they now. Lindsey Lohan, Brittany Spears, and Shia LaBeouf are all popular celebrities with alcohol or drug problems. Shia LaBeouf reportedly drank and smoked with his father when he was growing up. Brittany began drinking at age 13 and using

Orlando Teen Counselor on Girls Gone Wild? Seven Tips to Handle Spring Break

By |March 12th, 2008|

Orlando Teen Counselor on Girls Gone Wild and offers Seven Tips to Handle Spring Break. What happens in spring break stays in spring break….the well known rule among spring breakers. There is no denying that spring break “activities” are full of high risk behaviors such as excessive drinking, unprotected sex, and hooking up (in more