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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 »
Consider the word “addiction.” What scenarios come to mind? It could be someone scoring drugs on the street corner; an “up and coming” young professional who has developed a liking for ... Read More »
You don’t remember banging in to anything and you see bruises on your legs and arms. Why am I bruising and do I have to worry? I see this all the time. Easy bruising is a common complaint for ... Read More »
It’s not unusual for certain misunderstandings to surround any organization or group. The following are a few commonly held myths about 12 step groups:
1. Members are told that they ... Read More »
Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a recovery tool designed to help women discover their ability to create a meaningful life for themselves, regardless of past challenges. The dialectic in DBT ... Read More »
Recovery Defined. Professionals in the behavioral health field have discussed these two terms for decades. They debate such questions as “What does it mean to be fully recovered?” and “Can ... Read More »

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