March 26, 2018

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

Last Tuesday, 63% of Cook County voters said they wanted recreational marijuana to be legalized for those age 21 and over, in order to raise tax […]
March 19, 2018

Break the Habit- New Approaches to Addictive Behaviors-Part 3

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 state’s largest […]
February 25, 2018

Break the Habit- New Approaches to Addictive Behaviors- Part 2

  In Part 1 of this blog on addictions I covered the subconscious aspect of addiction and cutting the ties to that aspect in order to […]
January 29, 2018

Causes of Stress and Anxiety in Youth

  The youth of today live in a challenging, fast-paced  world that often has them, and the adults living with them, overwhelmed and perplexed.  Our humanity […]
January 16, 2018
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Break the Habit- New Approaches to Addictive Behaviors- Part 1

Having been an addictions counselor over the past 30 years, I have learned that when treating addictions of all kinds- drug, alcohol, process (like gambling), there […]
December 4, 2017

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

What You Can Do to Help There have been several  alarming reports in the media lately about out of control prescription misuse, whether about pain-killing  opiates […]
November 8, 2017

Free Life-Changing Technique for Veterans Affected by PTSD

Every year, with the celebration of  Veterans Day, we Americans are encouraged to reflect upon and feel gratitude for the invaluable service that our Veterans have […]
September 23, 2014

National Addiction Recovery Month

Facts about Addiction Treatment for National Recovery Month National Recovery Month is a national observance sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) […]
April 10, 2013

How to Help Drug Addicts

Jeff Lucas, LCPC, CADC authored How to Help Drug Addicts in Positively Naperville. “Sadly, the subject of drug abuse—especially heroin—has been much in the news lately. […]