How To Select The Best Marriage Counselor

Good marriage counseling is about teaching couples how to negotiate in order to accomplish getting their needs met.  Teaching good skills for marriage is not about what is right or wrong but about what works!

Marriage Counseling Should Be Balanced!

I have been married for 41 years (that means I was two when I started). I have a live laboratory in my home for knowing what works and what doesn’t. I am always thinking about how to pass along effective means of interacting. The best marriage counseling teaches couples how to talk to each other constructively . The couples therapist is the model for this. The therapy must be what I call ”clean”.  That means the therapy needs to demonstrate the skills the therapist is teaching.  For example listening with respect means that the therapist does so as well. Hearing what is asked needs to be part of the couples therapy as well. Continue reading

Drugs That Suppress the Central Nervous System-Sedatives

The objective of this article is to point out what drugs are considered sedative, their effects and dangers.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Drugs That Suppress the Central Nervous System-Sedatives

Summary: Some sedatives are used legitimately for sleep and for anxiety reduction. However, many people use “downers” when they take “uppers” in order to come down from the highs generated by the stimulant drugs. Continue reading

The Hallucinogens

The objective of this article is to identify the effects and dangers of the drugs that are hallucinogens.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

The Hallucinogens

Angel dust, (PCP) acid, and other mind altering drugs affect perception, thinking and emotion. They can cause delusions and distortions and are very dangerous. Tis article provides a detailed description of their effects and dangers. Continue reading

The Amphetamines

The objective of this article is to point out the effects and dangers of amphetamines.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

The Amphetamines

Summary: Amphetamines are the stimulants that excite the central nervous system. In high doses, euphoria is present and, as the dose wears off, depression can follow. Amphetamines have been found in diet pills and taken as such for many adults who experienced many negative consequences. Continue reading

Cocaine Use

The objective of this article is to explain what cocaine is, its use, and its effects.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Cocaine Use

Summary: Cocaine is a stimulant drug used medically as a local anesthetic. It can cause irritation of the tissues with which it comes in contact, and has serious emotional and physical side effects. Continue reading

Relationship of Drugs and Traffic Safety

The objective of this article is to examine the specific effects of drugs on driving capabilities in an effort to provide information as a deterrent to drinking, drugging, and driving.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

The Relationship of Drugs and Traffic Safety

Summary: It is commonly accepted that alcohol, drugs, and driving don’t mix. However, that thought often gets lost when people use and drive. Continue reading

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