Managing Loneliness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Humans are inherently social beings.  We are wired from birth to develop relationships and bond to others.  We enjoy being surrounded by our family and friends.  We look for opportunities to talk and share our feelings.  According to Psychology...

Getting Through the Holidays with COVID-19

For many American families, the holidays are anticipated year-round as a chance for friends and family to come together in celebration and gratitude. However, this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic still threatening the health and safety of people all over the world,...

Part II – The Family’s Role in Recovery

By Jennifer Kelly and Bev Mueller Are you a family member of an addict or alcoholic?  Have you been watching your loved one continue to use or abuse alcohol/drugs well past the point of being able to make excuses for them, let alone make sense out of it? If...

Part I – Current Opioid Crisis

A face on the issue What the….? Half of the pain pills for Kathy’s broken ankle are missing, along with $60 dollars from her purse. Her only visitor today was Robin, who “just wanted to check in and see how you are doing.” And what an odd visit it was—Robin seemed...

How Our Childhood Attachments May Still Affect Us Today

  From the moment they are born, babies are doing much more than we realize. They aren’t just growing and developing, they also are learning about relationships and forming an emotional connection to their caregivers.  This is referred to by early childhood...