Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse Articles

A Hard Decision

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Recently I have been struggling intensely with thoughts of suicide. I have always told myself I would but, I have set up some guidelines to follow in order to minimize the pain such a thing would cause. My guidelines are to wait until the passing ...

Dad Issues Affecting Relationships?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
My family issues started when I was 9 years old. I was in the McDonald's drive through with my father when he told me, "Your mother is cheating on me." Being 9 years old, I did't know how to react to that situation and I ...

Excessive Drinking Causing Trouble

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Recently I have been suffering a lot of guilt, and paranoia. every now and then I will go out for a friends birthday, or hens... and I will drink and black out. I have a horrible fear that I have done something like cheat on ...

Sad and Lonely

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Thursday, January 16th, 2014
I'm 17 years old and I have a normal life. The problem, or problem(s) that I encounter most in my life are that of self esteem, loneliness or sadness. My parents work a lot, and when they aren't working, they're sleeping. Mainly my mother. ...

I Married an Addict

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, January 6th, 2014
My husband and I have been married a year and a half I became aware he had a drug problem about 6 months into our relationship. When confronted I received the "I will change" speech. I always believed it which now a days has ...

Is My Dissociative Amnesia Causing My GAD?

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014
In short both of these are a complete self diagnosis. But basically I showed all the symptoms of PTSD from being bullied and manipulated in middle school and a period I reference as the worst 3 years of my life. But still the confusion from ...

Parents’ Drinking is Hurtful

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Friday, December 27th, 2013
My parents enjoy drinking every night which is not a problem, except that my mom changes. She becomes mean and wild. She had to get surgery once and she was intoxicated where she said when she wakes up she hopes she never see's me agin. ...

Am I Stuck in My Decision?

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, December 7th, 2013
My husband and I have been together for 30 years, with many problems including drinking and drugs (his addiction). He didn't help me raise the kids, one his, one mine, and one from both of us. We were separated since 1994, and I ...

Persistent Destructive Behaviors

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Monday, October 28th, 2013
To whom it may concern, I find my life increasingly consumed by a number of destructive behaviors. For example, binge drinking, binge eating, self harm and continually lying and stealing from close family for no apparent reason. I don't mean to do these things, it's ...

Scared for My Brother

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Monday, October 21st, 2013
I'm 17. My brother is 23. He has been diagnosed with depression since he was may 18 or younger. He sometimes has episodes that get worse and worse each and every time. One time it got so bad that he tried to commit suicide. ...

Husband of 23 Years Addicted

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Saturday, October 19th, 2013
My husband and I have been married 23 yrs and have 2 children together (1 -18yrs old still at home). He had back surgery 13 yrs ago and has been addicted to pain pills ever since. I'm so done! I have tried ...

My Youngest Daughter Destroyed Me

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
I have 3 children 26,22,and 18. Their dad died when they were 12,7, and 3. I made the decision to make the kids my world, and continue life as normally as possibly with 4 instead of 5. I made sure they wanted for nothing, but ...