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Broken tooth by Dr. Dean Brandon Posted Fri 12 Mar 2010 9:17am When a child falls or generally is rough-housing, sometimes, they fracture a tooth. Ugh, why does it have to the be the front teeth, the ones everyone sees? Almost every Monday, we receive a call from a parent with a child or teenager that fell over the weekend and chipped, broke, or otherwise fractured a tooth. Teeth can sustain a lot of for ... Read on »
Loss, but not absence, of control – How choice and addiction are related by Adi Jaffe Posted Mon 03 Jan 2011 1:36pm In a recent post the notion that “ loss of control ” is an addiction myth was raised by our new author, Christopher Russell , a thoughtful graduate student studying substance abuse in the U.K. Though I obviously personally believe in control- and choice-relevant neurological mechanisms playing a part in addiction, this conversation is a common ... Read on »
$2.2 billion invested in addiction treatment and behavioral health companies by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 11 Feb 2013 2:48pm   photo credit: ntoper Businessweek has a damning investigation of for-profit methadone treatment. And, who knew that Bain Capital is such a player? Since Jan. 1, 2009, CRC’s clinics haven’t met staffing standards more than 50 times, regulatory records from 15 states show. Clinics were cited 80 times for failing to document t ... Read on »
ADDICTION - RECLAIMING THE BIOLOGY OF SELF-CONTROL by passion4living Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Mon 14 Jan 2013 10:32pm This is a very informative read, and one worth sharing.  Particularly for people who are having a hard time dealing with unemployment,financial troubles, anxiety and depression and who may be turning to drugs and alcohol to cope.  Read on... ADDICTION - RECLAIMING THE BIOLOGY OF SELF-CONTROL ... Read on »
Understanding Addiction by Dr. Silva Medical Doctor Posted Thu 27 Aug 2009 11:38pm The notion of addiction is one that includes more than just chemical dependency. Today we are aware that a person can be physically or psychologically addicted to a number of things; drugs, food, sex, and gambling are among the most common. What all addictions have in common is impulsive thrill-seeking. In neurological terms, this involves sti ... Read on »
Low-Tech Treatment May Be Best for Addiction by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sat 06 Mar 2010 4:52pm This Newsweek piece offers a little perspective on pharmacology and behavioral treatments for addiction: Freud was a disaster for psychiatry, but not because his theory of the mind inspired his acolytes to exclude physical and chemical processes from explanations of thoughts, emotion, and behaviors. No, the disaster has been the extreme backla ... Read on »
Brain plasticity and criminal behavior (part 2 of 3) by Michael Merzenich Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 7:14pm This post is a continuation of my previous post, Brain plasticity and criminal behavior part 1 Now, let’s consider the child in which “all does NOT go well”. 1) What if the schedules of interaction between the child and his primary caregiver(s) are sparse? 2) What if interactions are more often negative than positive? 3) What if signi ... Read on »
Family Addiction – A Tough Nut to Crack by Adi Jaffe Posted Wed 03 Aug 2011 12:28pm I was 49 years old when one of my loved ones entered a residential alcohol treatment program and I found myself plunged into a whole other world – a world that included terms and concepts like codependency , adult children of alcoholics, 12-step programs, co-addictions, dual diagnosis and the role a family member has in the denial that protect ... Read on »
PROVOCATIVE PET LEGAL ISSUES by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 04 Mar 2012 12:00am You almost can't pick up a newspaper or look at the daily news on your computer without reading a story that has something to do with a law suit involving an animal or a state legislature contemplating new laws concerning animals.  Because our relationships with animals have changed over time, not all of this is wasted effort.  For the pr ... Read on »
Needing, Wanting, and Taking Narcotics: Do opiate addicts need more or less? by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 02 Sep 2009 11:19pm Today I received a call from a patient who has been taking Suboxone for about six months, asking for help with a pain issue.  Before getting into the specific details I’ll mention something that I have mentioned many times before; some people do very well on Suboxone maintenance for opiate dependence, and others do less well.  Some people take th ... Read on »