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It is estimated that alcohol consumption is responsible for about 80,000 deaths in the US each year. Binge drinking has also been associated with many health problems including:
There have been so many tributes in the last couple of days highlighting the amazing talent of a man who died too young. Yes, Philip Seymour Hoffman was a great actor; he was also an addict and ... Read More »
Over eight percent of middle aged women may be food addicts, a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports. About 134,000 women were included in the research. The ... 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 »
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Now that you’ve come up with your New Year’s ... Read More »
The airports and train stations are bustling at this time of the year. People travel far and wide to reunite with family members during the holidays and emotions often run high once everyone arrives ... Read More »
With the holidays comes more drinking. As a primary care doctor, the US Preventative Services Task Force requires that we screen our patients for alcohol misuse. I have to tell you, I am often ... Read More »
Families are complex groups of people. The complexity of the family unit is emphasized when one of its members struggles with an addiction or mental illness. Although one would imagine that things ... Read More »
Recovery is a journey. It starts, but doesn’t end the moment an individual enters residential or inpatient treatment. Actually, most people do a lot of important recovery work even before coming to ... 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 »

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