Behavioral Health

On the Brink: Why Hospitals Are Operating on Life Support

Our hospitals are now spilling over, thanks to the massive number of opiate-related admissions.

When you think of patients rushing to the ER, what scenarios come to mind? A car accident? Heart attack? Labor? One of the most common reasons people head to the hospital is injury. According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, injuries related to steps and stairs are the most common reason people wind up […]

Gabor Maté Responds to Trump’s Opioid Crisis Declaration

Is President Trump's opioid crisis declaration enough? Dr. Gabor Maté weighs in on this issue.

The current opioid crisis is the deadliest in U.S. history, with President Trump officially declaring it a national emergency just a few weeks ago. In response to the President, physician and author, Dr. Gabor Maté, discusses this lethal trend and advocates for the reform of current substance abuse treatment methods. A New Perspective on an […]

The Stress of Natural Disasters Lingers Long After Landfall

Post-disaster, loss and devastation can trigger many people to use drugs and alcohol.

It feels like the U.S. is imploding – from Hurricane Harvey tearing through Texas, Hurricane Irma on its destructive path toward Florida, and the raging and unrelenting forest fires in Oregon, Los Angeles, and Montana threatening highly populated areas and decimating areas of natural beauty. As a nation, we are in a state of extreme […]

Choice vs Disease: Which One Should Addiction Fall Under?

For years, experts have argued about how to correctly label addiction.

Would anyone in their right mind choose to become addicted to drugs or alcohol? Well, it kind of depends on who you ask. This question is charged with so much political, moral, scientific, and financial controversy that it’s become an explosive topic. Even in a room with barely more than two people, you’ll likely find […]

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