Stressful addiction-related family issues certainly apply year-round, but they are especially difficult at holiday time.
Families, Addiction and the Holidays – A Difficult Mix
People laugh at the notion of addiction to things other than drugs – like love – because they don’t understand addiction.
When Love is Addictive…
Patients have been asking me one question with increasing frequency: What do you think about medical marijuana?
Medical Marijuana and Psychiatry
There is no way around it, adolescence is hard. Growing up in the world we live in isn’t easy. Today’s youth are faced with many complex and difficult decisions, like whether or not to experiment with drugs. Researchers tell us the risk of drug abuse increases greatly during times of transition, and what is a […]
Understanding Teen Drug Use – Prevention and Early Intervention
If the media bothered to get their facts straight there could be a lot less hysteria and a lot more lives saved.
Heroin Hysteria: Media Misinformation and Responsible Reporting
When treating addiction, why not equally support programs that target brain receptors and alternative treatments that address the psychological and social dimensions of addiction?
Addiction Is Not a Disease of Free Will
Why isn’t there more guidance on how to decline alcohol, considering the many social situations in which alcohol flows freely in our society?
Do Recovered Alcoholics “Come Out” or “Just Say No” in Social Situations?
In the United States today, our goal is to shunt the troubled/addicted individual out of the home and into treatment. By itself, that doesn’t work.
What Is the Purpose of an Intervention?
Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) are the basis of establishing effectiveness for the vast majority of medical treatments, but can they aid the study of substance abuse?
Understanding Addiction with Electronic Registries
My three adult children enjoy drinking, but aren’t alcoholics. Can you do this as a parent, even if you yourself have had a drug or alcohol problem?