Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse Articles

Can She Protect Her Grandson?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Sunday, July 13th, 2014
From the U.S.: My daughter in law has mental health issues. I've watched my grandson since he's 3 months old. Dealing with my daughter in law has been a struggle, and I don't know what to do. At first, I was shocked about her mothering, ...

I Need an Explanation for How My Boyfriend Thinks

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
From the U.S: My boyfriend of over 1 yr works on the road in different states. He is a supervisor so his hotel room is paid for by employer, he also has an alcohol and drug addiction. I ended relationship today because he refused to ...

I Know My Mental Health Is Not Good

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Hi, for as long as I can remember since i was 7, I feel I have been dealing with depression, anxiety, mood swings, I was a cutter in high school, in my early 20's I had major suicidal tendencies, and Did attempt a ...

Should I Communicate with My Girlfriend’s Therapist?

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, June 28th, 2014
My loved one is 30 days into 45 day inpatient alcohol therapy, doing well. Diagnosed mild/moderate. I have visited onsite once and we have communicated 3-4 times via phone. I understand her education of addiction, stress mgmt, coping skills, etc. during recovery. However, an event ...

My Best Friend’s Husband Is Addicted to Pills

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Saturday, June 21st, 2014
From the U.S.: I need advice on what to say to my best friend regarding her husband' spill addiction and depression. Last night was the final straw for me as I received a phone call this morning from her telling me her husband punched a ...

Psychotic Thoughts

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, June 5th, 2014
Ever since middle school I've had these thoughts and feelings that everything I looked at didn't seem real. It seemed fake. As if I was living in a game. As I got older to where I am now I feel as if I really am ...

Having Problems Being Intimate

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, June 1st, 2014
I have been in this relationship for almost a year now. We were sexually active for a few months now I feel award when it comes to sex. I don't know when to make the first move or if she wants to be intimate. I ...

I Don’t Know if There’s Something Wrong with Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Thursday, May 29th, 2014
For the past few months I've been feeling really sad and emotional for no reason. The littlest things make me cry, I cry at night sometimes before bed but I don't know what I'm crying about. I find myself staying up ...

Depression, Anxiety & Drug Abuse

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, May 26th, 2014
I'm 18 and for about half my life I have been fighting to feel good. The fight began as smoking weed and drinking then i went for help started with a few therapist they didn't understand and recommended i see a psychiatrist as well. We ...

Abusive Relationship with Someone Suffering from Mental Health Issues

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, May 26th, 2014
I began dating my ex two years ago. I got pregnant three months into the relationship. My ex put me through hell. Talking to his ex girlfriends behind my back, doing drugs, alcohol, disappearing for nights, not ...

My Sister Is Sick

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Friday, May 23rd, 2014
I’m dealing with sister suffering from anorexia nervosa, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. My sister months ago had a break-up with her bf. Since then she started dating many guys and then met a model(her current bf). Nowadays she has undergone a drastic change ...

Substance Addiction & Depression

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Saturday, May 17th, 2014
Have you ever had a client that was not able to beat his drug addiction before and if so were you able to help him or did he just run away and you never saw him again. I tried several residential centers but I keep ...