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Adolescents, Brain Development And The Turkey Model

Adolescents and Brain Development For the past five years I’ve overseen an adolescent substance abuse treatment center in southern Turkey, near the Syrian border. The boys are between the ages of 13-20,...
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THE SHOCKING TRUTH ABOUT SUBOXONE MOMS

Lynndaya will never feel the enchantment of the holidays, nor the warmth of her family’s good cheer or the simple joy of the season. December 10th marks the four-year anniversary of...
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Childhood Trauma

Over a hundred years ago Freud proposed that our future lives are mapped out by our first few years of experience. Whilst I don’t necessarily agree with how he described the various...

Scrambled Eggs… And Brain-Fried Chickens

I’m sure I’m not the only one who immediately thinks about chickens and eggs almost every time they hear the word comorbidity. But the first time I found a hash pipe...
THE JOEY LETTER

THE JOEY LETTER

My Dear Child, I miss you. I ache for you to fill your place in my life. Will I ever again feel your hug? Hear your laugh? See you proud? I don’t want...
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SEARCHING FOR OUR TRIBE

Although we savor the freedom to be ourselves, and, not withstanding our lifelong quest to be who we will become, we instinctively seek something more. We struggle against autonomy...

The New “High”: Hand Sanitizers

Responding to germ-conscious consumers with the development of pocket size anti bacterial products, makers have also unwittingly opened the door to a bizarre new trend especially among teenagers: Ingesting ethanol-based hand...
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Does Being Gay Add To the Difficulty Of Being An Addict?

I am gay and I am an addict. I have a great interest in understanding if there is a connection between the two. I believe very much that there is. I don’t...
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SIBLINGS

As parents, when we think of substance abuse and mental health issues, we usually think first about the child who is abusing and causing havoc. Rarely do we turn our attention...

SIBLINGS NEED A BILL OF RIGHTS, TOO!

“You are talking about him again? That is all you talk about. I wish you would talk about something else.” These are the words that finally got my attention. My daughter had...

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