Article Archives: July 2009


Our nation’s office of Drug Control Policy has designated September 2004 as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery month. According to publications produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2002: • “An estimated 22 million Americans age 12 or older were… continue reading Addiction

Violence: a Social Toxin

I’m concerned about how parents trivialize violent media. The proverbial argument that not all kids who play violent video games commit violent acts is a short-sighted rationalization for not limiting children’s exposure to violent media. Psychologist James Gabarino, Ph.D., discusses how violent media is a… continue reading Violence: a Social Toxin

Violent Acts Reflect Broader Issues

In July, the Grand Rapids community was witness to four lives lost to domestic violence. Three slayings and one suicide asked families, schools, churches, neighborhoods and the community at large to make sense of the violence around them. Historically, we have tried to convince ourselves… continue reading Violent Acts Reflect Broader Issues

Sexual Addiction – Shocking and Devastating

A short time ago, the Grand Rapids Press reported on the “shocking and devastating” arrest of 21 men caught in our community during a single sex sting. As therapists who specialize in working with men on a variety of issues including sexual addiction, we’re afraid… continue reading Sexual Addiction – Shocking and Devastating