Family System

“Call Him Dr. No,” by Katy Butler – interview with Larry Fritzlan published in the Pacific Sun, January 6, 2006

“Murray Bowen’s Insights into Family Dynamics” - a modified version of a chapter in the book Family Therapy: An Overview, by Goldenberg and Goldenberg (1990); modified by Larry Fritzlan, LMFT, CAS, BRI-1

“Family In Recovery,”  by Larry Fritzlan – Four slides depicting different family system recovery patterns, October 2010

“The Drama Triangle Games,” by Larry Fritzlan – Helpful information for families in recovery, January 2009

“The Enabling System,” by Larry Fritzlan – Helpful information for families in recovery, August 20, 2008

“Those Aren’t Fighting Words, Dear,” by Laura Munson – The New York Times, August 2, 2009

“The Alcoholic Family In Recovery,” by Brown and Lewis

 

Adolescent Treatment

“Cannabis Use in Teens Linked to Irreparable Drop in IQ” by Fran Lowry – www.medscape.com – Apr 26, 2013

“How to Drug Test Your Teen,” by Larry Fritzlan – A practical guide offered to all parents and caregivers, March 1, 2007

“It Is Simple to Keep Your Child Off Drugs,” by Larry Fritzlan – Helpful information for parents, December 1, 2009

“New Addiction on Campus: Raiding the Medicine Cabinet,” by Elizabeth Bernstein – The Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2008

“The Grim Neurology of Teenage Drinking,” by Katy Butler – The New York Times, July 4, 2006

“Awakening the Dragon: Adolescents, Addiction and Parenting,” by Nita Gage, MA – excerpt from a book written by a mother whose teen is in recovery

“Monitoring the Future – National Results on Adolescent Drug Use, Overview of Key Findings 2007,” from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

 

Parenting

“The Parent Project,” by Larry Fritzlan – Helpful information for parents, January 2009 (1) (2) (3) (2-3) (4-5)

“Becoming the Alpha Dog in Your Own Home,” by Alex Wilson – The New York Times, November 20, 2009

TimeToTalk.org – Easy-to-use guides and tips to help parents have ongoing conversations with their kids to keep them healthy and drug-free

“Advice for Parents of ADD/ADHD Children,” by Dr. Phil

“Side Effects of ADD Medication,” by Dr. Phil

“If You Suspect Your Child Is Using Drugs,” by Dr. Phil

 

Family System

“Anxiety Info,” by Larry Fritzlan – Worksheet explaining what anxiety is, its potential manifestations, and ways in which one can manage it, April 2012

“Family In Recovery,”  by Larry Fritzlan – Four slides depicting different family system recovery patterns, October 2010

“The Drama Triangle Games,” by Larry Fritzlan – Helpful information for families in recovery, January 2009

“The Enabling System,” by Larry Fritzlan – Helpful information for families in recovery, August 20, 2008

“Those Aren’t Fighting Words, Dear,” by Laura Munson – The New York Times, August 2, 2009

“The Alcoholic Family In Recovery,” by Brown and Lewis

“Murray Bowen’s Insights into Family Dynamics” - a modified version of a chapter in the book Family Therapy: An Overview, by Goldenberg and Goldenberg (1990); modified by Larry Fritzlan, LMFT, CAS, BRI-1

 

Healthy Body & Mind

“Is Sugar Toxic?” by Gary Taubes – The New York Times, April 13, 2011

“How Functional Are We? Global Assessment of Functioning,” posted July 22, 2010 (source: Wikipedia)

“Depression’s Upside,” by Jonah Lehrer – The New York Times, February 25, 2010

“The Healthiest Foods On Earth” by Jonny Bowden – Forbes, July 7, 2009

“Strangers May Cheer You Up, Study Says,” by Pam Belluck – The New York Times, December 4, 2008

 

Addiction

“Who Falls to Addiction, and Who Is Unscathed?” by Richard A. Friedman, M.D. – The New York Times, August 1, 2011

“An Open Letter From An Addict,” based on an Al-Anon publication

“The most important question there is about addiction,” a response by Dr. Kevin McCauley, M.D. to the article posted on Slate.com, “Medical Misnomer: Addiction isn’t a brain disease, Congress”

“How We Get Addicted,” by Michael D. Lemonick – Time, July 5, 2007 (also check out Time’s interactive addiction graphic)

“Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based Guide,” from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

 

Alcoholism

“Are You an Alcoholic?” by Melinda Beck – The Wall Street Journal, January 8, 2008

“Last Call To Alcohol,” original music by Keaven Shine – music video, a story of addiction and recovery, April 2009

“My Mother’s Unspeakable Illness,” by Cynthia Gorney – The Boston Sunday Globe, May 2, 1993

 

Marijuana Addiction

“Cannabis Use in Teens Linked to Irreparable Drop in IQ” by Fran Lowry – www.medscape.com – Apr 26, 2013

Marijuana Facts from various sources, March 2009

“NIDA InfoFacts: Marijuana,” from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), June 2008

“Larry Fritzlan: Marin teenagers, drugs, and why ’420′ should matter to parents,” by Larry Fritzlan – Marin Independent Journal, April 19, 2008

“Marijuana’s Effects: More Than Munchies,” by Linda Carroll – The New York Times, January 29, 2002

“As Marijuana Use Rises, More People Are Seeking Treatment for Addiction,” by Kevin Helliker – The Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2006

 

Internet/Gaming Addiction

“Internet Gaming: When Play Becomes A Drug,” by Avis Rumney, May 2009

“Why We’re Powerless To Resist Grazing On Endless Web Data,” by Lee Gomes – The Wall Street Journal, March 12, 2008

 

Interventions

“Could ‘Intervention’ Have Helped a Star?” by Sarah Kershaw – The New York Times, August 6, 2009