Archive for March, 2013


Effective Feedback can Solve Problems and Improve Communication

‘Did You Know’ giving and receiving effective feedback can help solve problems and improve the communication in your relationships?   The following points may guide and improve your feedback skills… Ask the receiver if you can offer helpful feedback. Give feedback when you think the receiver is ready to hear it and soon after the […]

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You can be Addicted to Alcohol if you Drink One or Two Glasses of Alcohol a Day

‘Did You Know’ you can be physically addicted to alcohol if you drink one or two glasses of alcohol a day?  ‘Seeing is believing’, said the alcoholic son of his physically addicted father who was to have surgery. The physician of the father asked him if he drank, and if so how much, in the […]

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People Seek Their Own Level of Mental Health in Relationships

‘Did You Know’ people seek their own level of mental health in relationships? There are pathological reasons why couples are mismatched in relationships.  If an individual doesn’t recognize the need for emotional healing and get it, he or she will attract an individual who fits into or is accepting of that type of character dysfunction.  […]

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Your Thinking can Sabotage your Behaviors, Relationships and Success

‘Did You Know’ your thinking can sabotage your behaviors, relationships, success, and the outcome of your life? Most people base their decisions on their feelings and/or their thoughts.  When their feelings and thoughts are distorted, they cope and reason with life based on irrational thinking, such as the following: Black or white thinking; extremes in […]

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The Most Common Four Reasons for Anger Underneath Most People’s Frustration

‘Did you Know’ the following four reasons for anger are underneath most people’s frustration, anger, and irritability? 1. When you think your needs are not being met… While our individual requirements for basic essential needs may differ, most include shelter, food, water, safety, trusting our environment, privacy, freedom, employment, medical care, communication, friendship and love. […]

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Common Risk Factors for Drug or Alcohol Abuse or Dependence

‘Did You Know’ there are common and significant risk factors for drug and/or alcohol abuse or dependence?  Some of these risk factors include the following: Genetic vulnerability/ predisposition Early exposure to alcohol and/or drugs Co-morbid presence of mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar, PTSD, personality disorders, conduct disorder, etc. Family abuse, neglect, and […]

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Relapse from Sobriety because of Denial of Relapse Warning Signs

‘Did You Know’ that people relapse from their sobriety of alcohol and/or drugs because of denial or ignoring relapse warning signs?   Relapse from sobriety happens as a result of a process; it is not just an event.  Some of the relapse signs might have to do with people, places, attitudes, feelings, thinking, behaviors, and […]

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An Inexpensive way to find out your Blood Alcohol Level

‘Did You Know’ there is an easy, inexpensive way to know what your Blood Alcohol (BA) is when you are drinking? Most pharmacies market an alcohol breathalyzer that calculates the level of alcohol in the blood. As you drink, you can test your own blood alcohol level and know better when you have reached the […]

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