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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 »
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 »
Prescription drug abuse is epidemic in the female population. Although much of this abuse is focused on tranquilizing agents such as pain killers and sleep aids, many women gravitate toward drugs ... 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 »
Letty Cottin Pogrebin, author of the book How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick, offers some wonderful pointers on what to say and what not to say while visiting the bedside of a friend ... Read More »

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