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FACING ADDICTION

FACING ADDICTION BY FACING YOURSELF

“A True Friend will tell you the truth, even at the cost of the Friendship” The #1 reason why people don’t become who they want to be is because they’ve grown too...
DOPAMINE

DOPAMINE HOMEOSTASIS” REQUIRES BALANCED POLY-PHARMACY: WE CAUTION AGAINST THE RISK-LADEN USE OF DESTRUCTIVE POWERFUL...

In 1908, President Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt worried that the national crisis of opiate addiction was weakening America and diminishing its greatness. So, he appointed an Ohio doctor, Hamilton Wright, to be...
DON’T WORRY

DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY!

Anxiety, worry, stress, concern, apprehension, nervousness. It doesn’t matter what name you give it. It’s a horrible feeling. Anxiety comes when our minds focus on something in the future that feels...
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MARCHMAN ACT

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FROM FAMILIES ABOUT THE MARCHMAN ACT

In our law practice, we are often asked by families and friends of a substance impaired individual about certain matters with regard to the Marchman Act. These questions arise more than...
LIVING THE AMENDS

LIVING THE AMENDS

I’d been sober seven months by then. As a recovering alcoholic, I knew how important it was that I made amends to the people I had harmed when I was drinking....
3 key for Addiction Treatment

3 Key Building Blocks of Progress in Addiction Treatment

What defines “clinical excellence” in addiction treatment? This article is the second in a three-part series aimed at answering that question. In the September issue of Sober World, I laid out...
Drug use in STUDENT

ADDICTION, RECOVERY AND STUDENT SUCCESS

America is dealing with the worst public social health crisis she has ever seen- Addiction. One of the most afflicted populations is our youth and young adults. This population has always...
Charlie Sheen

SAVORING THE CELEBRITY MELTDOWN

The worst moment for a celebrity is that instance when things begin to go bad, when their star becomes tarnished and suddenly loses luster. It could be an episode of uncontrolled...
PHYSICIAN’S HEALTH PROGRAM

PHYSICIAN’S HEALTH PROGRAM – ADDICTION TREATMENT THAT WORKS

From all outward appearances, Dr. Peter Grinspoon looks to be the epitome of success. The Harvard trained physician has an accomplished wife, practices as a primary care physician at Massachusetts General...
UNCONDITIONAL LOVE

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE–THE IMPACT ADDICTION HAS ON SIBLINGS

I love my brother. Forever. There is nothing he could ever do to change that. Although my love for him was tested time and time again through appointments with doctors, therapists, psychologists,...

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