What to Expect When You Need an Alcohol or Drug Assessment

If you are required by the court or advised by your attorney to get an alcohol or drug assessment it’s normal to experience anxiety.  A lot of questions can start popping up.  Who do I go to? What is this going to cost me? How do I know they will treat me fairly? Are they […]

Thinking Like a Child

How did you communicate 10 years ago? How about when you were 4, 8 or 12 years old? For many of us, that would be a formidable journey down what may be a rocky memory lane.  In this article, Leslie Marshall shares information about the value of therapeutic place in a recent edition of The Table, A […]

Supporting Siblings of Children with Disabilities

Having a child with a disability changes the dynamics of the entire family, including the interaction between siblings. Typical siblings in these families are not often given the opportunity to express and deal with the struggles that surface when having a sibling with a disability, and often times parents do not know how to help their child […]

Adult ADHD – what others see and what’s actually taking place

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) is one of the most prevalent and misunderstood conditions in the world, according to Sarah D. Wright, ADHD Awareness Month Coalition Chair. Directions Counseling Group has joined this education movement to create greater awareness and understanding about attention deficit disorder by preparing a short video entitled “Adult ADHD – what […]

Reducing Relapse After Rehab

Relapse Prevention after Rehab:  Two Key Reflections for Young Adults and Their Families Young adults considering 28 day rehab programs have a lot on their plate to consider, as do parents, supporting family members and friends. In addition to the emotional heartache, the financial expense, disruption to work-life and family dynamics, there is the looming […]

Substance Abuse Counselor Weighs In On Michael Phelps DUI

After Michael Phelps recent DUI arrest local law firm, Koffel Law, contacted our substance abuse professional, Brian Davis, to comment on a related New York Times Op/Ed  piece. Here is Brian’s response/post reflecting on the notion that Phelps’ path to shedding substance problems may have a lot more to do with his personal development than […]