September Is National Recovery Month


Substance use disorders continue to be misunderstood and outside of few circles, are rarely spoken about. However, in a given year, substance use disorders will impact 22 MILLION people in the United States. Research shows that family support plays a major role

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How to Avoid Email Regret

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” – Nelson Mandela Have you ever received some news via email, voicemail, word of mouth, etc, that has made you so angry that not only did you

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More on the Suicide Epidemic

Suicide continues to be a significant problem in the United States, and remains the 10th leading cause of death. In 2011, 39,518 people took their own lives. The numbers are more alarming when broken down by age and gender. Consider

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The Heredity of Suicidal Behavior

Suicide is a leading cause of adolescent death in the United States. Screening of any adolescent for emotioal wellbeing therefore must include an examination into their parent(s) own suicidality. A new study indicates that parents who have attempted suicide, have

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33 Identified Definitive Autism Genes 33 (up from 9 previously ID’d)

Study completed by Mt. Sinai researchers and the Autism Sequencing Consortium examined several types of rare, genetic differences in more than 14,000 DNA samples from parents, affected children, and unrelated individuals – by far the largest number to date –

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September is National Recovery Month, Not National Opioid Month As the Numbers Suggest

Every day, 46 Americans die from an overdose of prescription opioid narcotics such as Vicodin, OxyContin, and methadone. Prescription Opioiod Abuse Alive and Well Along With A National Herioin Crisis: The rise in heroin use is leading to more drug

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Frequent Marijuana Use Bad for Teens’ Brains

Multiple Sources – August 10, 2014 At the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention, psychologists discussed the health implications of legalizing marijuana which in part included the effect of marijuana on teens. Generally, psychologists agreed that smoking marijuana just once

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Teen Use of Synthetic Human Growth Hormone Doubles from 2012 to 2013

Between 2012 and 2013, the use of HGH (Human Growth Hormone) without a prescription more than doubled among teens, grades 9 -12 seeking to improve their athletic performance and/or appearance.  Although the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids who published their results

Posted in #Drugs, #Health, #Parenting, #Sports, #SubstanceAbuse, Adolescent Medicine, Health

How To Apologize and Own It

Don’t let the clinical terminology deter you (ok, “Fartbag” is not actually a clinical term), this is a great synopsis and life lesson. Apologizing Like An Adult

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2014 World Cancer Report: “No Amount of Alcohol is Safe”

No Grey Area? It doesn’t take a genius to know that alcohol abuse can cause serious health problems.  However, over the past 10-15 years the benefits, especially cardiovasculr of “responsible drinking” (e.g. one glass of red-wine per day) has received a

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