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03
Feb

NEBRASKA: The Story Of A Father And Son’s Journey

36th Mill Valley Film Festival Opening Night Film “Nebraska” (Photo credit: diginmag) “No, he just believes what people tell him.”  This quote is a son’s succinct response when someone inquires as to whether his father has Alzheimer’s. When you think about it, until proven otherwise, don’t we all tend to believe what people tell us?...
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field during sunset or sunrise - as I lay dying
09
Jan

Travel Along From “As I Lay Dying” To Cottonwood’s Family Program

‘One morning – it was November then, five months since it started – Jewel was not in bed and he didn’t join us in the field. That was the first time ma learned anything about what had been going on.  She sent Vardaman down to find where Jewel was, and after a while she came...
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02
Oct

“Doctor Sleep” Even The Most Damaged People Can Rebuild Their Lives

Stephen King at the Harvard Book Store. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A trip to the bookstore… Just the other day one of our associates mentioned that she and her son stopped in a bookstore to browse and buy a couple of classic fictional works to read. She related that as they wandered through the store they...
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09
Jul

“Double Double” Mother And Son Recall Their Descent Into Alcoholism And Their Own Recovery

Making a Summer Reading list… Do you remember when you were in grammar school, middle school, or high school and a teacher would send you home for Summer vacation season with a “Summer Reading List?” For some students the list was welcomed, for others it would be a source of angst perhaps because they did not...
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12
Jun

AAFP and NIDA’s Addiction Performance Project: “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”

This the Radio City Music Hall in New York, New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Did you watch the TONY Awards on Sunday, June 9, 2013? This past Sunday the TONY Awards was held at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris. According to the Nielsen Ratings 7.2 million people tuned in...
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27
Feb

“HOOKED: When Addiction Hits Home” ~ A Book For Those 12 And Older

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller The feeling of being alone, experiencing something that no one else could possibly understand, believing there is no person you can share your “story” with…this is how a young child may feel when they live with someone who suffers from addiction....
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05
Feb

New Study Asks: “Does Shame Contribute To Relapse?”

The power of the prefix – RE Just about 90 days ago, we published a post about Hurricane Sandy. At that time, we talked about the emotional toll that a natural disaster can present our fellow human beings. In early November it was reported that a number of celebrities would participate in creating public service...
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02
Jan

Look For The “Silver Linings Playbook” ~ It Might Shine For You

Look For The Silver Lining Look for the silver lining When e’er a cloud appears in the blue. Remember some where the sun is shining, And so the right thing to do, Is make it shine for you. A heart, full of joy and gladness, Will always banish sadness and strife. So always look for...
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05
Nov

A “Family Program” Is About Creating Change – Change In You And Change In your Family Dynamic

US journalist and commentator Bill Moyers (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I will never forget the first day at the family program when he was in treatment and a family of five from a Southern city – the father a successful banker and leader in the community – trooped in like bedraggled creatures who had been caught...
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14
Sep

After All These Years We Learn Crying Out Loud Sleep Training Is Not Harmful!

Parenting is a process, not an event! If you’re a parent, you realize you’re in the throes of the process, almost as soon as your child is born, but for sure you know it after a few days at home with your newborn. As the days and months drift by, you question every small and...
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