Dr. Bruce Kehr’s Blog

Becoming Whole: A Healing Companion To Ease Emotional Pain And Find Self-Love
Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis
October 16, 2017

Part Five: Finding Something to Live For

“Chronic pain and addiction are a life-long struggle, and it can humble even the proudest and strongest person. As difficult as it may be, you can’t let your suffering define you and control you. Something, anything, needs to be more important”

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Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis
October 9, 2017

Part Four: Climbing Up from Rock Bottom

I want you to appreciate something about treatment: Progress is not a straight line. It takes twists and turns, there are relapses and setbacks and high mountains to climb. But, together with a caring medical professional, you push forward and climb them.

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Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis
October 2, 2017

Part Three: What is an Opioid, and is Accidental Addiction Possible?

Some opioids create over 100 times more endorphins than the body produces naturally, causing feelings of happiness and joy in addition to relief from pain.

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Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis
September 25, 2017

Part Two: Killing us Softly

Here’s the shocking truth: Opioids are projected to kill roughly half a million people across the country over the next five years.

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Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis
September 18, 2017

Part One: What Went Wrong?

How did so many Americans become addicted to painkillers? Historically, opioid painkillers were only prescribed for the most severe pain, such as after major surgery or for cancer patients; and even then, for only short periods of time.

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Thirteen Reasons Why Not
A Personal Message from Bruce Alan Kehr, M.D., for High School and College Students
September 11, 2017

Have you ever felt like Hannah in 13 Reasons Why? Do you think no one cares, nobody understands how you feel,…

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A Personal Message from Bruce Alan Kehr, M.D., for Parents, Teachers and Counselors
September 5, 2017

Last week I felt compelled to write a blog post that could be shared with high school and college students –…

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Treating Your Addiction Using Genetic Testing As A Guide
August 28, 2017

Addiction involves the loss of control over the use of a substance, often in the presence of a compulsion to continue…

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ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Request for Accommodations: The Benefits of Psychological Testing Assessments (Part 1)
August 21, 2017

In today’s rapidly changing world, patients with ADHD and other learning disabilities; and patients who are suffering from cognitive impairment resulting…

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Digital Downfalls: To Delete Your Loved One, Press “OK”
August 14, 2017

One of my patients is a distinguished veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She witnessed a lot of combat-related... Read More