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Men and Grief: The Importance of Mourning Loss

By James Snow, LMHC, CAP, Clinical Director of Lucida

There was serious friction between me and my dad while growing up because I was the rebellious one in the family. But in the last five years of his life, we forged a new bond. When he retired, he agreed to move from Pennsylvania to Florida, to be closer to me. We planned to do the father and son stuff we’d missed during my younger years―sailing, snorkeling and just spending time together.

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Nikolas Cruz: The Warning Signs

Potentially dangerous behavioral traits are often noticed and even reported, sadly to no avail. In other instances, people notice something is awry; but for some reason, dismiss this behavior and fail to notify anyone about their suspicions.To some extent, both of these scenarios played out in the case of 19-year-old Nicolas Cruz.

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How Effective Is 12-Step Vs. Non 12-Step Recovery?

As many as one in four addicts who seek recovery services have previously tried to quit their drug, alcohol or behavioral addiction. Twelve-step recovery programs, which are based on the well-known Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) model, are successful for many people. However, some people seeking help to overcome their addiction struggle to find inspiration in the 12 steps.

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