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Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis

Part Six: Without Opioids, a Decent Life becomes Impossible
When Jeremy came to see me in my office last year, his demeanor said it all: Rumpled jacket, pained expression, and the quiet, tremulous voice of a man who never in his entire life believed he’d wind up in a therapist’s office. “My doctor abruptly stopped prescribing me Oxy,” he told me when I asked him what was wrong, “and the pain is making me crazy.” As I looked into his eyes, and saw the depth of his emotional and physical pain, my own heart began to ache as well.

Treating Your Addiction Using Genetic Testing As A Guide

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

Ketamine Buzz – Miracle Drug or Snake Oil?

An estimated 16.1 million adults in the United States have suffered from severe depression in the past year. This number represented...

Will They Fire Me? ADHD in the Workplace

“Jeremy” got lost on his way to my office, and arrived 20 minutes late for our first appointment. He entered breathless,...

Treatment-Resistant?: What to Do When Your Medication is Not Working

You feel depressed and tired, anxious, with thoughts racing through your head. Easily irritated, you struggle to get out of bed...

Not Getting Better? Insist Upon The Biopsychosocial Model (Part 5)

Begin to Untangle Your Life Perhaps, like Sandra, you lost a parent at a young age; or have a loved one...