• The ICD-10 and the DSM-5 Made Simple . . . Kind Of, Part I

    So, in this first column of a two-part series, I am going to give an overview of the DSM-5. In my column in the next issue of Counselor, I will go over the ICD-10. I want to explain how they are connected and what it means to California addiction counselors. 


  • Life Doesn’t Happen to You, it Happens For You

    In view of the fact that I have been practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine for almost thirty years, it is inevitable that I can go several years without seeing the same patient.


  • A Family-Centered Approach as Prevention for Substance Abuse

    Feature Articles

    For centuries we have known the impact of alcoholism and drug addiction on children and families. Today parental substance abuse commonly involves alcohol and other drugs, as well as mental health problems, poverty, and violence.