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Oxycontin Heir To Market Opiate To People Addicted To Oxycontin

When and where does this insanity end?! Just when I thought I’d seen it all, that I’ve heard the most outlandish words ever to pass over a persons lips or witnessed...

Living Beyond: WHEN IS AN ADDICT MOST LIKELY TO RELAPSE

The risk of relapse is at its highest when an addict lacks support, accountability, and an ongoing relationship with a mental health professional. While the relationship with the mental professional may...

A Gut Feeling on The Future of Addiction Treatment

What I find concerning in most modern addiction treatment programs is the lack of integration of new scientifically proven effective modalities with self-help programs. Let me be clear in saying self-help...
MIDLIFE: THE FORGOTTEN FRONTIER

Midlife: The Forgotten Frontier

The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses...

Why Self-Esteem Matters and How to Build Yours

Self-esteem is the belief that you are good enough and worthy of enjoying happiness, success, healthy relationships and a good life. From a psychological lens self-esteem is about how we evaluate...

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM NEW OPIOID DRUG POLICY (PART 1 OF 2)

Recently, the President rolled out his three pronged approach that he believes will curb our raging opioid epidemic, parts of which sound remarkably close to those of Philippine President Duterte’s; a...

MEETING THE TREATMENT WORKFORCE DEMAND: THE VITAL ROLE OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADDICTION STUDIES PROGRAMS

According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 20.8 million Americans aged 12 or older had a diagnosable substance use disorder (SUD) in the past year. This amounts...

THE PAL STORY

While working with young people in treatment for alcohol and drug addiction, I witnessed first-hand how devastating the disease of addiction is to the entire family. Parents are faced with challenges...

A NEW HOPE FOR DEPRESSION – PART 2 OF 2

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a method that employs magnetism to stimulate small regions of the brain. TMS is a very safe and tolerable treatment with few medical exclusions although there...

RISING ABOVE TRAUMA

When presenting lectures on trauma to patients I often state, “there is no zip code that is immune from tragic experiences.” I work with patients who have suffered trauma and present with...

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