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Cognitive behavioral therapy: Problem-solving psychotherapy

“Psychotherapy.” It’s certainly not the friendliest-sounding word.  Thanks to slang and the movies, the first half of the word is more or less an epithet. In reality, “psycho” comes from the Greek word “psykho,” which means “mental,” leaving us with “mental therapy.” That’s exactly what psychotherapy is. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), says …

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Averting disaster with a voluntary ignition interlock device

You love your son and feel guilty the alcoholic gene runs as long in your family as the mustache of a Kung Fu master. Over the course of junior high you discover he’s got an alcohol abuse problem. You all agree to put him through detox quietly; no rehab for fear the community will alight, …

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7 ways to channel potential violence into productivity

Anger is a normal, human emotion. Someone stole your bike, your parents enforce an unreasonable curfew and a computer crash wipes out three hours of homework. When these things happen, it’s acceptable to feel angry, but unacceptable to lash out at others or make a scene. Anger becomes violence when a person acts instinctively and …

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