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Heroes Working on the Front Line

Posted on: April 16, 2020 | Julie Rael, LCSW, CCO Valley Behavioral Health

Every now and then, we are all faced with difficult challenges that test our mental endurance and ability to cope. We may resist and struggle with these challenges in the beginning...

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Addiction Disorder: Is Substance Abuse a Mental Disorder

Posted on: March 13, 2020 | Dr. Todd Thatcher, DO, CMO

Words matter. In the discussion of what it means to be addicted to substances, the way it is described and defined has huge implications for the way addiction is treated. Socie...

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Families In Crisis: How Parental Substance Abuse And Mental Health Impacts Kids

Posted on: February 12, 2020 | Dr. Todd Thatcher, DO, CMO

It’s no secret that addiction ruins lives. The impact of addiction reverberates in every part of society, across cultures, socioeconomic levels, and age groups. When parents ...

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Learning How to Control Your Anger: The Benefits of Going to Anger Management

Posted on: December 23, 2019 | Dr. Todd Thatcher, DO, CMO

Anger is a normal human emotion and can be an appropriate reaction to many common events. In most cases, it is considered a healthy response to a difficult situation as long as it ...

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The Elderly and Addiction

The Elderly and Addiction

Posted on: December 12, 2019 | Dr. Todd Thatcher, DO, CMO

Drug and alcohol addiction is most common in young adults between the ages of 18 and 25. However, addiction can occur at any age and is becoming more and more prevalent among t...

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PTSD And Fireworks

PTSD And Fireworks

Posted on: July 3, 2019 | Julia Hood, Ph.D., BCBA, NCSP

PTSD And Fireworks - Supporting Your Neighborhood Combat Veterans The 4th of July is here, and many of us are looking forward to a nice weekend spent on the water, barbecuing, or ...

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