Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse Articles

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 ...

Constant Desire for Excitement to Deal with the Emptiness Inside Me

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Monday, April 28th, 2014
For as long as I can remember, I have felt nothing. I feel completely empty inside. This persistent feeling is almost like a pain inside of me that I can only numb by putting myself in situations that give me a rush. I've ...

Is it just Depression or Something More Serious?

By Holly Counts, Psy.D. on Friday, April 25th, 2014
I’ve been having extreme mood swings ranging from wanting to scream at people and curse at anything, to not having a care in the world, to not wanting to do anything all day (not eat or bathe or move) to the next day ...

My Mom Is in Denial of Her Drug Addiction

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
From the U.S.: My mom has been in rehab five times cause of drugs. she's done them since I was 15. now she's worse then ever and I've tried to help her but she keeps going back to drugs . And I need to know ...

Marijuana & Social Paranoia

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Hi, I'm 21 years old. I've been smoking marijuana almost on a daily basis for something close to a year, and in a much less amount before that (once or twice a month or so.) Back to last years winter, I started having a lot ...

Son Pushing Everyone Away

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, April 10th, 2014
My son is 19 and has been pushing his family away. He and his father were never close. Him and I were once very close. In the past few years I could see a change in him. If you look at his school pictures you ...