Autism Symptoms Checklist — 21 Critical Indications to Understand

Use this autism symptoms checklist to better understand if you or your child has Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Awareness Month happens each April, and this year we want to shed light on what it is and how to be more aware of it. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a bi-neurological developmental disability that can begin to show signs before age three. A person with ASD… 

What Is Alcoholics Anonymous?

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Adam and Michael give Samantha a rundown of what Alcoholics Anonymous is and answer her questions about the program, its pros and cons, and what it’s like to be a sponsor. Listen Now

Why Is It so Hard to Stay Sober? Here’s Why

If you’re wondering why it’s so hard to stay sober, I feel you. Maybe you’ve heard this before. Surely he’d quit for her and his kids. Surely he doesn’t want to lose everything again. Surely he won’t let himself become a complete slave. Come on bro — where is your willpower?! Let me tell you, as a person in recovery, I have been asked a… 

The DSM-5-TR: Recent Changes

The Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-V) is a large piece of text that doctors, social workers, and other healthcare professionals use within the US to help diagnose mental disorders and illnesses. In March of 2022, there was an updated release of the text called the DSM-V, Text Revision (DSM-5-TR). This is the first update since 2013, and there have been many,… 

Social Anxiety, Social Media, Culture, and the Pandemic

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Adam and Samantha talk about their personal struggles with social anxiety in various contexts and how the pandemic, social media, and culture play roles in heightening those anxieties. Listen on Spotify Listen on Apple Podcasts

Living For Yourself — How to Do What Seems Impossible

Living for yourself is probably one of the hardest things a human being can ever do. I have often kept myself up at night stewing over the question, “who or what am I living for?” I am 31 years old and I believe that I have finally come to my conclusion in regards to this question. I think that one of  the single most important… 

How to Find a Good Therapist for Mental Health and/or Addiction

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Adam, Michael, and Samantha discuss what to look for in a good therapist, keeping in mind the barriers many face when trying to access quality health care. They’ll walk through fears and anxieties around therapy and offer perspectives to help listeners overcome them. Listen here

How Treatment Centers Fail Patients

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In this week’s episode of The Addiction and Mental Health Podcast, we discuss the various ways that treatment centers are failing alcoholics/addicts and what they can do better. Listen here.

Introducing the Addiction and Mental Health Podcast

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Exciting news today! Together with Michael Palma and Samantha Mineroff, I started the Addiction and Mental Health podcast. We talk about the issues surrounding addiction and mental health, starting with our first episode — the language around mental health. Check it out! Apple Podcasts Spotify Anchor