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How Many Drinks is Too Many?

When to Get Help for an Alcohol Problem By: Tim LaGro, LMHC If you suspect that a friend or loved one may have a problem you may use this simple screening tool called the C.A.G.E. C. Have you tried to cut down on your use and find you cannot? A. Do you find that you […]

How to Talk to Your Family About Teenage Drinking

Teenage Drinking and How to Talk to Your Teen About It By: Tim LaGro, LMHC I have been treating folks with substance use disorders from 13 to 70 years old for the past five years in a community mental health setting. What I can tell you and the statistics back up, is that substance use […]

Teenage Eating Disorders and What Not to Say

What not to say to a teen struggling with an eating disorder By: Christena N. Wilkerson, MSEd, LMHC, Supervising Therapist For a teenager struggling with any type of eating disorder such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating, certain compliments, comments or words of advice might trigger adverse reactions – no matter how innocent they seem. […]

Life After an Eating Disorder Recovery

What does life look like after recovery from an eating disorder? By: Christena N. Wilkerson, MSEd, LMHC, Supervising Therapist Much like an addiction recovery, an eating disorder recovery requires the individual to continue to meet with a counselor, follow a meal plan, participate in a support group, and establish boundaries. Happiness and self-esteem come from […]