Behavioral Health

  • Do You Drink Or Use to Repress Your Rage?

    Many people mistakenly believe substance abuse helps them get rid of anger.

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    Women in general are trained not to show anger – Southern women especially. I grew up in the South in the Reagan years, the daughter of a divorced mom. I was close to my dad, step-mother, step-brother, and grandparents. No one ever argued; no one ever fought. The one or two times I said something […]

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  • Making Pain Management Safe: It’s a Complicated Task

    Since pain is subjective, is it fair to develop a one-size-fits-all treatment plan?

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    More than two million Americans suffer from substance abuse issues related to prescription painkillers and this epidemic takes the lives of more than 90 Americans every single day. These alarming statistics led researchers to ask: How do we make pain management safe? Specifically, how can we balance opioid prescription length and the risk of dependence? […]

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  • 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.

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    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 […]

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  • When Someone Asks for Help and You Have to Say No

    Was I actually helping my friend, or was I doing nothing more than enabling her?

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    It was my first day off in nine days. I was finally soaking my feet, about to get a pedicure – the one treat I allowed myself on my student budget. My phone rang; it was a good friend who was struggling with a serious substance abuse issue. I’d tried to help – invited her […]

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  • 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.

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    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 […]

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Do You Drink Or Use to Repress Your Rage?

Women in general are trained not to show anger – Southern women especially. I grew up in the South in the Reagan years, the daughter of a divorced mom. I was close to my dad, step-mother, step-brother, and grandparents. No one ever argued; no one ever fought. The one or two times I said something […]

Making Pain Management Safe: It’s a Complicated Task

More than two million Americans suffer from substance abuse issues related to prescription painkillers and this epidemic takes the lives of more than 90 Americans every single day. These alarming statistics led researchers to ask: How do we make pain management safe? Specifically, how can we balance opioid prescription length and the risk of dependence? […]

On the Brink: Why Hospitals Are Operating on Life Support

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 […]

When Someone Asks for Help and You Have to Say No

It was my first day off in nine days. I was finally soaking my feet, about to get a pedicure – the one treat I allowed myself on my student budget. My phone rang; it was a good friend who was struggling with a serious substance abuse issue. I’d tried to help – invited her […]

Gabor Maté Responds to Trump’s Opioid Crisis Declaration

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 […]

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