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Words carry a tremendous amount of power. They can be positive and reinforcing, or negative and condemning. Recognizing this intrinsic power, a White House summit on drug policy reform recently ... Read More »
Crack is back in the news with Lamar Odom. Smoking cocaine (“freebase” or “crack”) is now the most common method of cocaine abuse. Those of us in medicine are never surprised to hear ... Read More »
The likelihood that a person who suffers from a cannabis-related or polypharmacy psychosis will then develop a clinical diagnosis of schizophrenia is fairly high. This is a serious mental health ... Read More »
We have long known that family history carries a strong risk factor for addiction; meaning if a parent is an alcoholic, their children will have a greater chance of developing an addiction to ... Read More »
Hydrocodone is the number one drug prescribed in this country for any reason. That should be astounding to you. Should we make it harder to get? That has been a discussion for years that heated up ... Read More »
Some you have heard of and some you have not. What scares physicians and parents about the new party drugs is they are hard to spot and hard to treat. Terrifying and longstanding withdrawal syndromes ... Read More »
The American culture holds fast to a certain perception regarding prescription medication - because it is prescribed by a doctor, purchased at a pharmacy and contained within official looking plastic ... Read More »
Horses have been employed for centuries as transport, beasts of burden, and companionship. For many years horses have been used on a very small scale for therapeutic purposes. I have witnessed equine ... Read More »
During the course of a physical exam I have with an adolescent, the routine discussion of drug use will make its way into the conversation. Frankly, if it didn’t occur, I wouldn’t be doing my ... Read More »
On so many levels, women and men are vastly different creatures. One important area of gender difference is chemical dependency. Women’s involvement in addiction and recovery is very different ... Read More »

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