When Holidays with Family are not happy

Are your Holidays with Family neither Merry, nor Bright?

By Dr. Margo Jacquot Are your holidays with family neither merry, nor bright? This time of year tickles our expectations for tidings of great joy celebrating holidays with family. But what happens when your family brings you feelings that are quite the opposite? What happens when you just don’t like or can’t get along with your mother, father,…

Help loved one with addiction

What to do if you think a loved one has an addiction problem.

  September is National Recovery Month. 2019 Marks the 30th year of this important initiative to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. This year’s theme is theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger. The theme acknowledges the community impact of addiction…

What to do when your political opponent is sitting across from you at Thanksgiving dinner.

Even though the election is over, political talk, feelings about the results and the reactions from “the other side” are still palpable.  Facebook posts, coffee shop conversations, conversations over lunch at work or with friends continue hourly, daily.  On Facebook we can exit the conversation quickly and easily, but what do we do if we…