Can We Bridge the Gap? 

Can We Bridge the Gap? 

Exploring Disparities in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Based on Income In the serene landscapes of Colorado, a stark contrast exists in the realm of mental health and substance use disorder treatment. While the affluent can readily access a...
DUI and alcoholism

DUI and alcoholism

Given the four-part article on alcohol abuse and its implications, thought I would share some of my own insights regarding alcohol abuse, whether it is in Colorado or elsewhere in our world.  It was critical that The Denver Post write this series, as I have known...

Harm Reduction

Given the federal government’s recent announcement of the first major update to methadone treatment regulations for over two decades, thought I would share my insights and knowledge.  The government hopes the updates will help patients access treatment and avoid...


AFGO By Belina Nassi Fruitman, LCSW, CAS, LLC –  Now that we are all past the one-year mark of the pandemic we are reflecting on our lives and the greater communities at large.  The past month we all have heard endless reflection articles on how lives changed,...

Couples in the Times of Covid19

Couples in the Times of Covid19 If one partner refuses to follow safety protocols (mask wearing, social distancing, etc.) how can the other person address this problem? Knowledge is always power; therefore, educate your loved one by quoting renowned medical doctors...

Hobbies for parents

Belina discusses hobbies for parents and self care –

Talking to your children

Belina discussing how to help our children during the pandemic –

Parenting during the pandemic

Belina’s most recent article on parenting with –

How can you NOT believe in Miracles?

 The last 24 hours I have been contemplating how fragile life is. I have always been keenly aware of this, as random, unpredictable events occur every minute of every day. However, when this happens to you, several potent feelings arise.  The first feeling...