Category Archives: Addictions

F.D.A. Seeks Tighter Control on Prescriptions for Class of Painkillers

They are basically talking about the reclassification of hydrocodone-containing painkillers as “Schedule II” medications from their current classification as “Schedule III” drugs. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended tighter controls on how doctors prescribe the most commonly used narcotic … Continue reading

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Need Another Reason Not To Practice A Lifetime of Abuse?

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Do Formal Treatments For Addictions Have Any Value?

If no one treatment for alcohol or other drug use disorders has been found to be effective for everyone, do the available formal treatments for these disorders have any value? I posed this question to my online chemical dependency class … Continue reading

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Addictions Treatment: What’s The Answer?

If no one treatment for alcohol or other drug use disorders has been found to be effective for everyone, do the available formal treatments for these disorders have any value? I posed this question to my online chemical dependency class … Continue reading

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Caffeinated Alcoholic Drinks’ Dangers Are Cited

Another clever marketing ploy. This is a similar situation to when wine coolers were first introduced. In that case it was to mine a new market for alcohol but this is especially dangerous because the liver will always process the … Continue reading

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Drugs v. Therapy (Dr. X’s Free Associations)

As much as we’d like to think that Drugs and/or Psychotherapy, concurrently or not is the proper course of treatment, Dr. X points out yet again, that when dealing with human beings, there is no definitive answer for all patients. … Continue reading

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For Parents Who Smoke

This is a very effective video showing the less emphasized effects of smoking.

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