The Power of ‘No’

The Power of ‘No’

A few months ago, I was at the airport awaiting a flight and needed something to page through.  I had never been a regular reader of Psychology Today, but stumbled upon an issue that I found interesting: The Power of No.  It discusses how confident people set limits...
Street Life

Street Life

My primary goal of this post was to connect readers to a nice collection of Denver Post articles published this past week discussing heroin addiction and street life.  These articles follow a young woman over many months in Denver as she struggles with poverty,...
Rio Cartels Avoiding Crack

Rio Cartels Avoiding Crack

I was recently forwarded the following article from the Denver Post discussing how crack-cocaine is less appealing for drug dealers in Rio De Janeiro due to its associated societal costs.  While an interesting read, it also reminds us of the reinforcing and ultimately...
Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

Smoking cessation remains a core clinical goal of this practice.  Most of my patients have smoked at some time in their lives.  Many continue to smoke and struggle with the cost, image, and health drain it causes.  In 2008, 18.1 percent of adults in Colorado smoked. ...
12-Step: Young Adults

12-Step: Young Adults

This series of posts will explore the ongoing nature of 12-step group therapy and its application in the recovery process.  The following are the 12-steps as originally published from the 1935 development of Alcoholics Anonymous: We admitted we were powerless over...
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