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Alcohol and drug abuse: identifying the issue and finding solutions (Part Two)

Part Two: how does alcohol affect you? The reason that alcohol can cause such extensive damage to the body is because it goes everywhere. There is no body cell resistant to alcohol. Your Appearance – According to researchers, more than one or two drinks a week promotes aging. Alcohol is considered a food with non-nutritional [...]

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Our senses and sensory processing

Written by: Vivian Hazell, MSE, LPC Lead Autism Therapist with Agnesian HealthCare Points to consider:The only way that any person knows what is going on both internally or externally is how they gather information through their senses (central nervous system) and how they interpret that information with their brain to come up with an adaptive [...]

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Alcohol and drug abuse: identifying the issue and finding solutions (Part One)

Part One: alcohol, drug abuse growing issue How many more tragedies need to occur? Each of us somehow or in some way has been adversely affected by the sobering consequences of alcohol-related concerns. The facts and statistics speak for themselves. One in every three suicide involves alcohol. Seventy-five percent of men and 50 percent of [...]

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How to NOT be a parent of a narcissist

A recent study published on-line in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (on-line March 9, 2015) shows that narcissism is higher in children whose parents overvalue them and their achievements. Children are taught that they are better than others and are more special than others. They believe that they are superior and are [...]

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Does sleep have any connection to alcohol?

April is alcohol awareness month, so as a clinical sleep educator, I did some research to see if there were any connections between sleep and alcohol. I found a few. Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep are at higher risk of developing issues with alcohol compared with their peers who don’t drink. Research has found [...]

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Accidental Genius: An Exploration

In an earlier blog (here) I discussed how the acquired savant syndrome hints at buried potential within us all.  Acquired savant syndrome is the rare, but real, phenomenon in which an ordinary person suffers a head injury or other brain incident such as stroke or dementia followed by the sudden emergence, sometimes at a prodigious [...]

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Eight Dimensions of Wellness

Written by: Lauren Turner, Predoctoral Intern, Outpatient Behavioral Health Services For many of us, the term “wellness” is thrown around almost every day. We hear how important it is to be well from medical doctors, mental health professionals, hospital employees, talk show hosts, etc. But, what does it actually mean to be a “well” person? [...]

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Living productively in spite of anxiety

We all get nervous sometimes. Sometimes it happens when we have to speak in public or when we have to talk to someone about a difficult subject. Sometimes we get nervous before a big test or project at work. Other times, nervousness comes when we fly or before a long trip. Regardless of what makes [...]

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Social Skills: Dealing with feeling rejected or left out

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.

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Social skills: Giving and accepting a compliment

The Social Skills Video project is a collaborative community project in which Agnesian’s Autism, Behavior and Communication Center and local schools have been working together to create social skills videos for use by our community.

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