January 3, 2018

The Opioid Epidemic: A Crippling Crisis Breaking The News

The opioid epidemic is at an all-time high for the United States. Many lives are suffering from the crippling grasp of addiction and overdose deaths are […]
December 21, 2017

Wishing you safe and sober holidays

While the holiday season is among us, it can be a difficult time of year, especially when celebrations are often socialized with drinking and other risky […]
April 28, 2016

Establishing New Habits in Recovery: The Paper Clip Strategy (Pt. 1)

Habits can be hard to break, and that can be a good thing…if they’re the right kinds of habits. Good habits can be affirming and set a […]
April 19, 2016

Benzos a “Bust”? Concerns about Anti-Anxiety Drugs Not Eclipsed by Opiate Epidemic (Part 2)

Read Part 1 Here Well-documented Concerns and Side-Effects Benzos were never intended for long-term use. Yet many patients have been issued prescriptions for daily use that […]
March 30, 2016

Risk Assessments One Key to Cutting Down on Opioid Abuse

What may seem to be common sense is not always common practice. In a climate of heightened concern about the relationship between prescribing practices and increased […]
March 18, 2016

A Moving Media Tribute to Good Old Fashioned Hard Work and Accountability

All too often, big mainstream media is on the wrong side of the proverbial coin when it comes to substance use. Images of drinking, illicit drug […]
March 11, 2016

Early Studies on Marijuana Legalization Raise Concerns (Part 2)

Without a doubt, a polarizing debate has emerged on legalization – and open debate is to be valued. But so are facts. An important grounding fact […]
February 23, 2016

Interesting Experiment or Turning of the Tide: California Medicaid Waiver to Expand Treatment Access for Low Income Patients (Part 1)

As the need for substance abuse treatment continues to grow across the nation, access for many remains an issue. An overhaul of California’s Medi-Cal program, which […]