Dr. Stephanie J. Wong, PhD – Clinical Psychologist – Veterans Hospital – Addiction

Stigma of Addiction Charles: Hello and welcome. I have with me today Dr. Stephanie J. Wong, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works in a private practice in California as well as the Veterans Hospital. She specializes in treatment of addictions, career and relationship issues. We will be discussing the Stigma of Addiction. Hello Dr Wong, how are you …

Dr Holly Parker – Psychology at Harvard University – Addiction

Discussing the Stigma of Addiction Charles: Hello and welcome! Today we have with us Dr Holly Parker is a lecturer on psychology at Harvard University and an associate director of training at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital. In this role, she provides individual, couples, and group psychotherapy, and trains future generations of clinical psychologists. Parker received her doctorate …

Stigma of Addiction – Why fight it?

<h1>What is a Stigma and why fight it?</h1> A stigma is a stain, a mark of disgrace perpetrated by a society or group with regards to an individual or group of individuals. There are of course many forms of stigma based on different factors; as humans we generally look for patterns and it is easy to label someone based on …

Rich Shaus – Gospel Rescue Mission – Stigma of Addiction Interview

Retired US Army Captain helping families in their battle against addiction Charles: I would like to welcome Rich Schaus from the Gospel Rescue Mission in Muskogee Oklahoma who will be discussing the Stigma of Addiction with us today. Hello Rich, how are you today? Rich Schaus: I am doing fantastic. Charles: I’d like to let our readers get to know …

Unknowable God

I kneel in gratitude Dear unknowable God all I know of you is what I have been told; I have been told many a tale of your infinite greatness. I was raised what one might term as a liberal Roman Catholic. I however have had friends from many other walks of life, they held different beliefs and were told different …

Selling sand in the desert – A how to article

How to sell sand in the desert and ice to Eskimos Oh I have heard the saying many times; this guy could sell sand in the desert. From a young age salesmanship has been a respected skill in my family. I am however a very practical guy and have always been curious as to how one might actually sell sand …

dot com or dot us – What is the difference?

Choosing between a .com and a .us Tld domain Memorability and usage of .com vs .us The first thing one must consider when choosing between these two domains is the user. The most important aspect when building a website, creating content and of course buying a domain is your user’s preference. Various alternate top level domains are being popularized including …

2016 US Election – a Young Outsider’s view

Who gets this young outsider’s vote? What’s a young outsider? First off what’s a young outsider? According to PEW: Young Outsiders lean Republican but do not have a strong allegiance to the Republican Party; in fact they tend to dislike both political parties. On many issues, from their support for environmental regulation to their liberal views on social issues, they …

Anti Pot – Pro Legalization

Freedom to grow, possess and use Marijuana Individually I am anti-pot I’d like to start by making my views clear on weed as well as other recreational drugs: I don’t use them. I personally believe that as an individual I function better without the use of THC. I would like to however start by making a simple argument I think …

Turkey bares it’s teeth – Ukraine follows suit.

Turkey shoots down Russian Fighter Jet Was Turkey right in shooting down the Russian fighter jet? There is probably no correct answer but what is certain is that Turkey chose to take an aggressive stance towards Russia. There are a multitude of reasons why Turkey might have felt justified in doing so but predominantly I think the following sums it …