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A Library Journal Review of THE JOEY SONG

Swenson, Sandra. The Joey Song: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction. Central Recovery. Sept. 2014. 200p., ISBN 9781937612719. pap. $15.95;  ebk. ISBN 9781937612726.PSYCH Swenson relates an honest, courageous story of her many years of struggle with her defiant, delusional, and addicted son. Instead of yet another personal memoir … Continue reading

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David McMillian discusses WISDOM FROM THE COUCH in the Shreveport Times

It’s hard for me to believe, but today’s is column No. 500 in The Times. I would certainly be remiss if I didn’t begin it by saying thank you for your interesting and insightful questions, for your comments and, of … Continue reading

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A Starred Review for WEIGHTLESS in the latest issue of The Library Journal

(starred review) McBride, Gregg. Weightless: My Life as a Fat Man and How I Escaped. Central Recovery. 2014. 297p. ISBN 9789376126965. pap. $17.95. HEALTH Film and TV producer/writer McBride (Just Stop Eating So Much!) relates his lifelong battle with weight, … Continue reading

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If You Meet the Buddha, Say Hello

Once in a while you can get shown the light In the strangest of places if you look at it right. ~ Robert Hunter, Scarlet Begonias, Grateful Dead Often, things are more (sometimes much more) than they seem at first … Continue reading

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A Man’s Way Through Relationships

The most important word in the title of my book, A Man’s Way through Relationships: Learning to Love and Be Loved is learning. This means it is a process. I think it is a never-ending process. I did not write the … Continue reading

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On Stardom and Mental Health

Individuals who are very talented artistically and achieve early success or fame are in a very vulnerable position. As artists, they tend to be extremely sensitive by nature—this is part of their genius and is sometimes a burden they must … Continue reading

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On Tools to Fight Addiction and Depression—from a Suicide Survivor

I’ve been there; in that dark place that no one likes to talk about socially, the pit of emotional hell that feels impossible to crawl out of. I struggled with addiction and depression, which for me went hand-in-hand, for over … Continue reading

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Don’t Take Anything Personally—(and What to do When You Do)

In my book Out of the Woods I talk about how very ongoing recovery becomes. Issues don’t always go away—sometimes we just get better and faster—and funnier—in dealing with them. Here’s an example: Two few weeks ago I made a … Continue reading

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A conversation with LOVE IN THE LAND OF DEMENTIA author Deborah Shouse

A while back I had the notion that I would begin a series of interviews with authors. I wanted to talk with people who had written about themes I found compelling – love and courage and growth and self-awareness. I … Continue reading

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Is Online Video Gaming a Haven for the Insecure?

Online gaming, along with social media sites such as Facebook, have proliferated exponentially, both in terms of their numbers of users and their sophistication, especially among youths and young adults. With respect to online gaming, the erstwhile “first person shooter,” … Continue reading

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