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26 March 2018
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If Recreational Pot is Legalized in Illinois, What Can Parents Tell Their Teens?

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Last Tuesday, 63% of Cook County voters said they wanted recreational marijuana to be legalized for those age 21 and over, in order to […]


19 March 2018
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Break the Habit- New Approaches to Addictive Behaviors-Part 3

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I was first introduced to the “Harm Reduction” approach to substance use in the 1990’s while working at the Center for Addictive Problems, the […]


25 February 2018
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Break the Habit- New Approaches to Addictive Behaviors- Part 2

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  In Part 1 of this blog on addictions I covered the subconscious aspect of addiction and cutting the ties to that aspect in […]


16 January 2018
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Break the Habit- New Approaches to Addictive Behaviors- Part 1

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Having been an addictions counselor over the past 30 years, I have learned that when treating addictions of all kinds- drug, alcohol, process (like […]


4 December 2017
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Out of Harm’s Way: Naperville is committed to fighting prescription drug misuse which often leads to heroin abuse

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What You Can Do to Help There have been several  alarming reports in the media lately about out of control prescription misuse, whether about […]