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Overdose Deaths: A Glimmer of Hope

After a precipitous five year climb (2013-2017) in the number of overdose deaths, there appears to be a long-sought decline in the number of fatalities.

Legalized Marijuana: Coming to New York?

New Yorkers are bracing for the potential impact of legalized recreational marijuana.

Addiction
Vivitrol: Improving opiate addiction treatment outcomes

Vivitrol: Improving opiate addiction treatment outcomes

A new development aimed at combatting the heroin & prescription opiate epidemic has emerged on the landscape.

Physical Health
Vaping and E- Cigarettes

Vaping and E- Cigarettes

In the past few years, we have seen a rapid escalation in vaping (the inhalation of a combination of vaporized chemicals) or the use of electronic cigarettes by young people.

Physical Health
Update: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Part I

Update: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Part I

Formerly called Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE)

Mental Health
Trans-Cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Trans-Cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

TMS is being highly touted as an effective treatment for depression.

Substance Abuse
Synthetic Marijuana: Update

Synthetic Marijuana: Update

A disturbing trend has continued with the use of synthetic marijuana products.

Addiction
Suicide: Informed Choice/Irrational Decision?

Suicide: Informed Choice/Irrational Decision?

In recent times the discussion about suicide has evolved into a debate with some arguing that a person should have the right to decide when to end their own life while others believe in life above

Mental Health
Stressed Out!

Stressed Out!

There is no denying that across our society people have been impacted by stress with greater frequency than ever before.

Addiction
Recovery from Addiction: Many Pathways

Recovery from Addiction: Many Pathways

In June of 1935 New York stockbroker Bill Wilson and Ohio physician, Dr. Bob Smith founded the first 12 Step Program when they began Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Mental Health
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Some observers have argued that the emergence of ADHD as prevalent, in the spectrum of psychiatric disorders, has occurred in a steady fashion.

Mental Health
Anger The Misunderstood emotion

Anger The Misunderstood emotion

Some say anger is a secondary emotion in response to another feeling Ask someone if they are angry and many times they will say, who me?