Illegal drugs/alcohol abuse Articles

I’m Very Sad and Lonely

By Dr. Marie Hartwell-Walker on Friday, March 21st, 2014
From a 24-year-old American woman: Several months ago, I drank too much and ended up in the hospital. I have since quit drinking, but a few days after the incident, some of the people I used to hang out with told me that they do ...

Strange Symptoms/Hereditary Question

By Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW on Thursday, March 20th, 2014
My history of problems has been seizure disorders and depression. I let neither keep me from my daily schedule. My mother (extremely great mother) has been on zanax of zoloft or something related for years and urges me to go on medication. I'm very relaxed but ...

Fiancé’s Deadbeat Dad Is in the Picture

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Let me start by saying I love my fiancé. He's my best friend and partner. We've been together for 3 and half years and recently got engaged. His mom has always been overbearing (he's an only child to a single mom) and until recently his ...

Problems Due to Alcohol Abuse

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
My boyfriend dated his ex for four years, and had very strong emotions for her. When they broke up, he began drinking and became an alcoholic. Despite the four years it has been since they broke up, in the year we've been dating, constant mentions ...

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 ...