Uncontrolled use of alcohol and drugs produces untold damage to relationships and careers as well as to a stable, productive lifestyle and personal dreams. It is a toxicity that distorts our vision and purpose and creates an insidious delusion … a self-delusion of ‘no consequences’ … that it is having no ‘real’ or significant effect on life. It is the delusion involving denial of your own reality! A reality that is full of situations and circumstances that reveal the truth … poor judgment, impulsive behavior, uncontrolled anger and a lost and lonely path of failed attempts at self-control. Have the courage to explore your options in our outpatient alcohol treatment program to help you set reasonable and attainable life goals.
Anger is the ‘Great Distorter’! Which means that anger will warp, distort, twist, inflame, magnify, and catastrophize any fact, view, attitude, perspective or any belief that can be held by another human being. Explosive anger is a destructive ‘lightning strike’ that leaves fear, intimidation, conflict and distrust in its wake. The impact of explosive anger is the erosion of respect from others, as well as, leading to increased family conflict and destroyed relationships.
Do you experience intense fears? Feel out of control? Suffer from panic attacks, obsessive thinking or compulsive behavior?
You are not alone! Approximately 18% to 20% of the public suffer from disabling fears, panic attacks and chronic anxiety.
Children are not just “little people” with problems, struggles and difficulties similar to adults. Each child is unique, and their reactions to day to day situations are usually quite different from adults and others in their environment.
One moment they may be happy, smiling and actively engaged in playing a favorite game or activity with a friend or family member.
Another moment they may be isolating themselves, whining, crying or difficult to talk to. And in the next moment they may be actively defying our instructions, fighting with their sibling, throwing a temper tantrum, yelling or screaming for what they want and demanding that they get it right now.
Depression is a human experience that has existed since the begining of recorded history. It is a condition that influences your thoughts, emotions, and perceptions of yourself. Depression affects the way you eat and sleep ... the way you view the past and the future ... and your perception of reality. Depression frequently has devastating effects on your family, friends, occupation and health!
Your relationships with your spouse, children, and family are supposed to be a rewarding loving sanctuary from the negativity and instability of everyday life. We grow up believing that those who love us will understand our feelings and support our beliefs and values. We expect them to listen to us, to understand us, and to accept us!
Unfortunately, in many relationships and families there is very little listening, frequent misunderstanding, and minimal acceptance of expectations. Simply caring about personal goals and values is viewed as criticism, negativity and rejection.
Stress is a daily fact of life that cannot be avoided. Almost every day we are confronted with a constant barrage of potentially stressful experiences that arise when we are required to cope with the changes, demands or expectations in our family, work and/or social interactions. It is, however, the manner in which we perceive and handle our stressors that ultimately determines the short- and long-term impact that stress will have in our lives. Stress reduction is essential because chronic stress has a significant negative impact on physical health, emotional stability and work performance.