Entries by randym

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8 Strategies for Coping with Stress

By Randy Moraitis, MA, CIP, BCPC Everyone experiences stress to some level on a daily basis. Stress is when the outside world gets inside of us. Not all stress is bad, in fact some stress may actually be good. A little bit of stress—just the right amount—can actually help improve our performance. Stress is the biological, psychological, […]

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Daily Top 3

By Randy Moraitis, MA, CIP, BCPC My job as a coach, counselor and interventionist is to help my clients live more focused and healthier lives. We can get so busy with work, relationships and responsibilities that we can easily lose focus and feel frustrated. One tool that I teach my clients (and do myself) is […]

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Treatment For Opioid Addiction

By Randy Moraitis, MA, CIP, BCPC In my last blog post entitled “10 Facts About Opioids” I shared that according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the United States is in the midst of a prescription painkiller overdose epidemic and discussed important facts about opioids such as heroin, vicodin, etc. This post will follow up on our look at opioids […]

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10 Facts About Opioids

By Randy Moraitis, MA, CIP, BCPC According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) the United States is in the midst of a prescription painkiller overdose epidemic. The most commonly abused opioids are: Hydrocodone (e.g., Vicodin) Oxycodone (e.g., OxyContin) Oxymorphone (e.g., Opana) Methadone (especially when prescribed for pain) Frequently, when an individual no longer has access […]

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Top Ten Differences Between Life Coaching and Therapy

By Randy Moraitis, MA, CIP, BCPC Newsweek Magazine once said about coaches that “They’re part therapist, part consultant–and they sure know how to succeed in business”. While there is truth to this statement, many important differences do exist between coaching and therapy. Here are the Top Ten Differences Between Life Coaching and Therapy: 1. Coaching […]

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What’s Your Superpower?

By Randy Moraitis, MA, CIP, BCPC What’s your superpower? No, really, what is it? Your first thought may be that you don’t have one–that real people don’t have superpowers! But I encourage you to give the idea of a superpower a little more thought. My theory is that many of us have superpowers without even […]

5 Tips for Families in Recovery

By Randy Moraitis, MA, CIP, BCPC Do you have a family member in recovery from addiction? Maybe drugs, maybe alcohol, maybe both? If so, then you know all about the pain, the stress, and the fears that are part of your family culture. I also know all about the pain, stress and fears–you see I […]