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Substance abuse disorders are interesting disorders. They are hallmarked by denial and minimization. When a family member has concerns about a loved one’s substance use confronting them, while ... Read More »
Could there possibly be a more innocent and harmless sounding name than Molly? The truth is, this drug is anything but harmless; in fact, it is responsible for untold numbers of deaths throughout the ... Read More »
Officially, a diagnosis must come from a qualified health professional. It could involve a mental health assessment, blood tests, etc. However, anyone can develop a suspicion of dependence that may ... Read More »
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is placing Indian drug makers under increasing scrutiny following growing concerns about the safety of medications imported to the U.S. According to a report ... Read More »
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 »

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