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March 28, 2017

The Girl on The Train: Domestic Violence & Substance Abuse with Women

The other day I rented the film, The Girl on the Train starring Emily Blunt who portrays Rachel, an alcoholic who rides a train every day […]
March 5, 2017

The Story of Sam and Joe

What demographics are more in jeopardy of heroin dependence? People who are addicted to opiate painkillers, cocaine, marijuana and alcohol are high up on the list. […]
March 4, 2017

Women, PTSD & Substance Abuse

Women, more than men, are more likely to experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Why? Women are more susceptible to being victims of sexual assault. As opposed […]
March 4, 2017
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Ritalin and Addiction

Prescription stimulants or “uppers” are pharmaceutical drugs, which includes amphetamines (e.g., Adderall) and methylphenidate (e.g., Ritalin and Concerta), dexmethylphenidate (Focalin, Attenade) and Lisdexamfetamine (Vyvance). These drugs […]
February 26, 2017

Doctors or Dealers: Who’s to Blame for the Opioid Epidemic?

According to a recent Washington Post editorial, the irony of the opioid epidemic is that the drugs that are mainly at fault, including opioid painkillers, do […]
February 25, 2017

The Lost Weekend

According to a 2013 New Yorker article, writer Ian Crouch wrote of a novel that will make a person “never want to drink again.” Naturally, that […]
February 25, 2017


According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol acts like a sledgehammer to the brain. Not only does alcohol cause diminished balance, impaired […]
February 23, 2017

The Return of LSD

According to a recent New York Times article, LSD, along with psilocybin, is making a comeback, as a treatment for depression. This brings to mind the […]
February 23, 2017
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Carfentanil: Another Toxic Opioid

As if the opioid epidemic couldn’t get any worse. Besides fentanyl, heroin and opioid painkillers, there is another opioid foe out there, and according to the […]
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