Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse Articles

Ability to Handle My Daughter Who Is 23 and Has Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
My 23 year old daughter is married, now separated. She is a paranoid schizophrenic if we must label it and is a methamphetamine addict. She was on her way to a one year in-treatment in lieu of 2 year prison sentence, when during sentencing us ...

Fear of Schizophrenia After Drug Use

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 10th, 2014
I tried marijuana for the first time in December of 2013. I did it a few times after that, each time feeling fine before during and after. Then in February of 2014 I had a really "bad high" and was freaking out and hyperventilating the ...

Paranoid that She’s Cheating Due to Lack of Sex

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, November 7th, 2014
First, I’m so glad I stumbled upon this site and hope wholeheartedly that this outcry (my only option at this point) will not go unheard or unanswered. I warn you now that this is a long one. Right to the thick of the matter: I’m a ...

My Relationship Issue: Boyfriend Drinks

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, November 3rd, 2014
I have been in a relationship with a lovely man for 2.5 years. We are engaged and have booked our wedding. Last week, we went to a party and he got way too drunk. I had asked him to stop drinking sprits in May as ...

Don’t Know What to Do

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
I am struggling with daily life in a way that I am sure isn't healthy. I don't have any friends and the ones I do have, I don't even like. They do drugs and skip school and just make terrible life decisions that I want ...

I Feel Caged in My Own Body

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, October 27th, 2014
From a 19-year-old woman in S. Africa: Recently I got out of a 4-year drug influenced relationship but the feelings I had for him faded away after about a year but he kept me caged in because of the drugs, I was his money bank. ...

Husband Smokes Pot and I Am Not OK with It

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, October 11th, 2014
My husband and I have been together for almost 20 years. We have had a considerable amount of problems in our marriage due to emotional baggage from dysfunctional family issues and previous relationships. My husband knows that smoking pot is not acceptable to me and I ...

I Think I Suffer from PTSD

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
From Canada: I'm sick & tired of being sick & tired. I just want to feel normal, yet I feel furthest thing from it. I'm always in so much pain, every muscle in my body feels sore like I've been exercising, but of course there's ...

I Feel as if I’m Being Watched

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, October 6th, 2014
Please Help Me? I will start by saying... I have a crystal meth habit. I know it's a major factor in my mental state, but I truly believe it goes further than that. I don't know who else to turn to, please hear me out. ...

My Husband Sees Dead People

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, October 4th, 2014
My husband's mother died 2 years ago, but yesterday he told me that he had an hour long conversation with her. He said he's been seeing her everywhere, and that she's trying to tell him something. He also said that's he's been hearing voices who ...

Wanting to Rape

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, September 27th, 2014
I am a 32-year-old man and I am suffering from severe depression, dissociative disorder, PTSD from physical and sexual abuse and anxiety disorder. I have noticed that I have been drinking a lot since I began dissociating and losing time. Once I drink I dissociate ...

I Am Concerned I Am Developing Schizophrenia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, September 8th, 2014
I am concerned I am developing schizophrenia. Recent events in my life have led me to believe that I may be developing this disease for several reasons. I really began to worry about a month ago. There was a period of my life when I ...