Substance Abuse

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Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis

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.

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...

Not Getting Better? Insist Upon The Biopsychosocial Model (Part 3)

The Role of Genetic Testing Under The Biopsychosocial Model Despite the fact that Sandra was in crisis and desperately longed for...

I Have Trouble with Attention and Focus, What’s Wrong with My Brain? Do I have ADHD?

This is a longer Tip than usual, as it provides an in-depth understanding of what to do if you or someone...

YOU CAN’T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!

An Authority Figure is someone who has the power to give orders or make decisions, or the power to control someone...

Help Prevent Suicide in Someone You Care About

Not to be overshadowed by the fifteenth anniversary commemorating those who perished from terrorist attacks on 9/11, September 10th highlighted another...

Life After Job Loss: Making it to the Other Side When Facing the Challenges of an Unexpected Transition

“It’s who you are, not what you do, that defines you.” Most of us have heard an expression that sounds like...

When You’re Not Really Bipolar After All: Anatomy of the Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder

For the first few years after I arrived in the DC area, I took call at two local hospital emergency rooms...