Tag: #Addiction

2016: 63,632 Drug Deaths. Double in 2017?

By Matthew E. Dash, LCSW December 27, 2017 Note: This was originally written 12/27/17 but not posted.  I was on a writing roll, but unforunately my verocity resulted in this unpublished post.  It’s never a bad time to consider the

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Kellyanne Conway Now Opioid Czar / Mickey Mouse to be Sec. of State

  While I try to avoid political discussions here, sometimes it is unavoidable in order to adequately address issues related to mental health. I have written much, here and elsewhere for over 5 years about the opioid epidemic. As I

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Depression & Suicide: A Match Made in Hell

Did a High Dose of A Benzodiazepine Put Chris Cornell in a Psychiatric or Psychotic Episode Likely Amnesiac? Plus Excepts from The Rolling Stone Interview as “Superunknown” Turns Twenty:  Clear Evidence of a Musical Genius’ Tortured Soul DON’T FEEL LIKE

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“The world is locked in a struggle between love and fear. Choose love. It is the world’s oldest medicine.”

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, suddenly removed despite his good work. No reason given.

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US Suicide Rates Are At A 30-Year High

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Suicide is at a 30-Year High!

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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.  

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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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Prescription Pain Medication: The REAL Gateway Drug

“Heroin, prescription drugs, syringes found in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s home, law enforcement sources say.” — CNN (02/03/14 – 10/57am).  In the wake of today’s news that Philip Seymour Hoffman has died, I find myself one of the many shocked individuals.

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Obesity vs. Addiction Or An Addiction????: Interview w/ Dr. Nora Volkow

In June 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) declared obesity a disease, a move championed by many clinicians and derided by others. Debate aside, the announcement reinforced that the understanding and appreciation of obesity is evolving, and that in this era

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