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Divided and Unhappy ?

someone is in denial about their substance (Alcohol) abuse problem

From Buddy T, your Guide to Alcoholism When someone is in denial about their substance abuse problem, how do you break through the denial and get them to admit they have a problem. What does it take for them to reach out for help? Learn more in our top article below.
How Do You Break Through the Denial?When someone has a drinking or drug problem that has progressed to the point that it is causing problems in almost area of their lives, but they still insist they don't have a problem, it can be frustrating for everyone around them. See More About:  personal recovery storiesdenial.methamphetamine

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“Spoonfeed him and as an adult he will always need someone to lean on,” says Vatsyayan CEO of Connect: Counseling and Training solutions

Enter the Helicopter parentParents these days want to control every aspect of a child?s life ? from friendships and hobbies to job interviews ? stifling his ability to make decisions Veenu Sandhu / New Delhi Sep 08, 2012, 00:18 IST ........The extent of helicopter parenting may vary from mild to extreme but it often proves to be counterproductive, say counsellors and child psychologists. For example, when a class of eight-year-olds from Delhi went on a picnic, the parents of one child followed the bus in their car. They may have done this simply out of extreme concern for their child, given that newspapers are flooded with reports of accidents during school trips. To the child, however, this sends out a different message — that his parents perhaps do not trust him and this exposes him to the mockery of his peers. Some children, say psychologists, might also feel reassured that their parents are always there for them. Such messages take root and the child does not learn to…

The 'Nocebo' Effect: If You Think You'll Get Sick, You Will

Study author suggests doctors give patients less info on potential drug side effects, but is that ethical? Friday, August 10, 2012 Related MedlinePlus Pages
FRIDAY, Aug. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Some patients will feel better after taking a medication even if the drug doesn't actually do anything to treat their condition. It's called the "placebo effect." But there's another side to the power of suggestion: Patients may develop symptoms and side effects purely because they've been told about them. A new report analyzes the so-called "nocebo effect" and suggests that doctors learn how to better "exploit the power of words" for the benefit of patients. Patients themselves are crucial players, too, said study lead author Dr. Winfried Hauser, an associate professor of psychosomatic medicine at the Klinikum Saarbrucken in Germany. "It is not only the power of the mostly unintentionally negative words of physicians and nurses, but a…

Life Enhancing Tips... The Counselor

10 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes or LessBy Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D. Created Apr 17 2010 - 9:48am It usually takes us much longer to change our moods than we’d like it to take. Here are ten things you can do in ten minutes or less that will have a positive emotional effect on you and those you love. 1.    Watch "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch. See it online at This is a deeply moving segment that may be the best ten minutes you've ever invested in front of a computer. 2.    Spend a little while watching the sunset with your mate. Nothing extra is necessary. Just sit and take in the natural beauty of the sky and appreciate being able to share it with the one you love. 3.    Sit quietly by yourself. It doesn't really matter where or when. Just let your feelings bubble up and then experience the thoughts flowing out of your mind. Clearing your head and heart will give you extra energy to get through the rest of the day. 4.    Write a thank you no…

Quit Yet : Decide now or contact for help

Decide now or contact for help Positive Effects of Quitting Smoking  Imagine a situation- that pretty girl at work you have a crush on, bumps into you in the lobby and what were you doing there? SMOKING! Too bad, but she hates smokers. Different people have different reasons to quit smoking but the after-effects are almost the same for every individual. Once you quit smoking, you feel a sense of freedom: freedom from the habit that was taking a massive toll on your health. Here are the positive effects of quitting smoking. Improvement in your senses Have you ever noticed that a dish that tastes perfectly fine to the others tastes extra sour to you? Well the reason behind that is, smoking. Nicotine decreases your ability taste many folds. It makes your taste buds weak and sensitive. Prolonged smoking also reduces your ability to smell. So, once you stop smoking, you will be able to gain back your senses and taste the food the way it is all over again. Cha…

Breaking the Cycle of Codependency

Breaking the Cycle of CodependencyIf you have a pattern of making your relationships more important to you than you are to yourself, you may be codependent. When you are codependent, you tend to always put yourself last, constantly seek approval from others, and try to manipulate situations to your benefit. Because the cycle of codependency often repeats itself, you can find it challenging to break the cycle without professional codependency treatment. However, even without codependency treatment, there are some things you can do to end your codependent behaviors and learn to put yourself and your needs first. Ways to Overcome Codependency While treatment for codependency is often needed, especially if you are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, you can start working on breaking the cycle in the following ways: Get in tune with your needs: Though there are times when selflessness is warranted, completely ignor