Alcohol or Cannabis: Which is Worse for the Health of Your Brain?

Cannabis is a hot topic these days. In Canada, we are a few months away from the legalized consumption and possession of “personal use” amounts of Cannabis. Marijuana comes up in conversations everywhere. It came up at church a few months ago in a men’s group that I am a part of. When visiting my … More Alcohol or Cannabis: Which is Worse for the Health of Your Brain?

Not Everyone Needs Treatment for Their Addiction

According to a study of 40,000 Americans, it turns out that nearly half of those who experience an addiction find a way to change, without treatment. According to the Recovery Research Institute: 9.1% American adults have resolved a significant alcohol or other drug problem 51% reported alcohol as their primary problem 11% cannabis 10% stimulants … More Not Everyone Needs Treatment for Their Addiction

Is Your Teenagers’ Substance Use Killing You?

Adolescent addiction and the parental distress syndrome ___ ​They walk into my office. They are quiet, but not because they are nervous about the therapy. They tell a familiar story: abuse, anxious days and sleep-deprived nights, drug deals, street crimes, chronic and unending stress, and never knowing if their loved ones will live to face … More Is Your Teenagers’ Substance Use Killing You?

Report: Exercise and Alcohol Use

Working out could reduce drinking’s deadly risks From the CBC September 8, 2016 About 40% of respondents met minimum physical activity guide of 150 minutes of moderate intensity. Being physically active offset some of the mortality risks associated with drinking, researchers found.  Move more to drink? Getting the recommended amount of exercise could help offset … More Report: Exercise and Alcohol Use

8 Things You Can Do if Adult ADHD has Friended You

Do you wonder if you have Adult ADHD? This post is for you. Here is your opportunity to laugh, cry and be moved to take action. ___ Ever been stunned by something in a Facebook forum? Recently I read a post about an ADHD newsletter. The tag line was for those “Who have ADHD or ADHD tendencies.” That caught my attention, … More 8 Things You Can Do if Adult ADHD has Friended You

The 12 Steps of Taking Ourselves a Little Less Seriously

Life can be difficult and it can wear us down. Recovering a sense of humor may be just the change we need. ___ Aches and pains greet me in the morning. Obsessive thoughts follow me throughout the day. My bathroom scale goes up and my bank account goes down. Life is serious and it can be hard to … More The 12 Steps of Taking Ourselves a Little Less Seriously