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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 »
We know that there are a number of bad habits that contribute to poor overall health. Among those habits are smoking, substance use or abuse, and overeating, to name just a few. When people are ... 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 »
Ok, so this one falls in the "not so surprising but reassuring to know" category. There is research supporting what most of us already thought…that childhood attention deficit hyperactivity ... Read More »
Food addiction is a topic that has been debated by medical professionals for years. And who is surprised? How many women do you know claim they are addicted to chocolate, salty chips, or ice cream? ... Read More »

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