It’s normal for teens to engage in their own private conversations using language designed to keep parents out of their world. Wise parents walk the line of allowing this while keeping a pulse on what is going on in these conversations. Jean Holthaus, LMSW, LISC helps parents know what to look out for and what to do if they suspect their teen is using drugs.
People in recovery from substance use disorders often get various degrees of support from their family—some helpful and some not. Although families want to provide healthy support, often they do not because of misinformation and misperceptions about the disease and the best way to handle it. So, let’s start over and take a look at what individuals in recovery really need from their family.
Imagine that for years you have been living a double life because of your substance use addiction. In that double life, you have been dishonest with the people closest to you, have fallen short of your own ideals for yourself….
March 20, 2021 Michigan online gambling and sports betting opened this past January, and now experts worry that a surge in addictions may follow. WWMT recently interviewed Scott Smith with the Pine Rest Traverse City Clinic to get his take…
Some stress can be energizing and motivating, helping us to perform at our very best. Too much stress can negatively affect our bodies and our brains. The challenge for each of us is to find the perfect balance for our lives. Learn how to optimize your stress with a daily check in and self-care plan.
How many times have most of us vowed “I’m done [insert your favorite unhealthy behavior], and I’m never doing it again,” only to find yourself doing it again? Frustrating, isn’t it? Yet this is the experience most of us have when…
Reap the benefits of being kind to yourself! Prioritizing a good night’s sleep, positive self-talk, using vacation time and intentional self-care can have some surprising benefits for your productivity, longevity, confidence, weight and relationships.