Posts Tagged ‘addiction’

social media and mental health

How is Social Media Impacting Your Mental Health?

The prevalence of social media among all age groups has created a host of potential problems associated with dependency and abuse.  While Millennials may be the first generation to not have any awareness of life without social media, all age groups and generations are using social media in various ways.  Balancing the positive social benefits […] Read more…

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The Danger of Opiate Abuse and the rise of Fentanyl: Overdose Prevention and Treatment

The Rise in Fentanyl-Relateted Overdoses in New York City Recently some distressing news came from the New York City Department of Health: between July and October of 2016, nearly half (47% or about 350) of all overdose deaths in the city were related to the opiate Fentanyl. Taken without prescription and careful monitoring, Fentanyl can […] Read more…

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Suboxone Treatment: What You Need to Know

Seeking treatment for any addiction takes tremendous courage. Addiction to opiates is a national crisis, and a crisis for any family. Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) treatment is thought to be the most effective available option for opiate use disorders. So, what do you need to know about suboxone and suboxone treatment to decide if it’s right for […] Read more…

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Why is it So Hard To Stop Using Pain Medications and What You Can Do About It?

While the vast majority of people who rely on prescription painkillers do so as directed and don’t develop any issues, studies show that as many as 6000 people per day start using them non-medically. In this post I want to discuss several subjects…among them: Where is the line between appropriate use and addiction? What are […] Read more…

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How, Exactly, Can a Psychiatrist Help with My Addiction?

Addiction affects millions of people each year but it’s not a battle you have to fight alone, nor is it one that is easily fought alone. Help is available by way of AA meetings, support groups, therapy, and medication and more. In fact, sometimes the treatment options can be dizzying. Working collaboratively with a psychiatrist […] Read more…

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Are You an Emotional Eater?

Food is everywhere we look; on television, the internet, billboard signs, magazines, you name it. We need food to survive but are you using food properly? The primary functions of food are to provide nourishment and fuel our bodies. Are you eating to provide your body with nourishment or for another reason? What is Emotional […] Read more…

The Alarming Increase in Physician Suicides

The Alarming Increase in Physician Suicides

In October 2014, Dr. Pamela Wible delivered a lecture at the 2014 American Academy of Family Physicians Assembly in Washington, DC on the increase in physician suicide. We’re thrilled that Dr. Wible is talking about this and for once, the medical community seems to be listening. Bravo Dr. Wible! But there seems to be little […] Read more…

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Are Medications Available to Prevent Drinking?

Absolutely! Because millions of people struggle with alcohol dependence, medications are available to help curb the desire to consume alcohol. Medications have been used for decades to help treat and prevent alcohol abuse and the results continue to be encouraging. In fact, the first medication to be used for alcohol dependence was first prescribed as […] Read more…