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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.
Vivitrol: Improving opiate addiction treatment outcomes
A new development aimed at combatting the heroin & prescription opiate epidemic has emerged on the landscape.
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.
Update: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Part I
Formerly called Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE)
Trans-Cranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
TMS is being highly touted as an effective treatment for depression.
Synthetic Marijuana: Update
A disturbing trend has continued with the use of synthetic marijuana products.
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
There is no denying that across our society people have been impacted by stress with greater frequency than ever before.
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).
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.
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?