Tag Archives: addiction
Our Youth Deserve Better: We Fail Our Youth When They are Most at Risk for Drug and Mental Health Problems.
I co-authored this piece with Sarah Samuelson for Psychology Today. In the piece we write that transition-age youth (age 18-25) are at high risk for mental health, physical health, and substance use problems, yet they are falling through the cracks due to … Continue reading
Several days ago I received notice that Almost Addicted won the Will Solemine Award for Excellence in Medical Writing by the American Medical Writers Association. This is an award for medical writing that is geared toward a general audience. I am … Continue reading
Provocative question! See my discussion of this issue here at Psychology Today.
See an article here about physicians who have substance use disorders. I was quoted in US News and World Report, saying that the reasons that physicians use drugs are largely the same reasons why everyone else does so.
Please see my just published post on Psychology Today. Although it stimulates the same brain receptors that marijuana does, synthetic marijuana (also known as K2 or Spice, among other names) is dramatically more potent than marijuana itself and also carries … Continue reading
In my latest post on Psychology Today, I highlight some epidemiological data about adolescents and prescription drug abuse and then make the point that although obviously these drugs can be effective when taken as directed, when misused they can destroy … Continue reading
Great piece in the magazine HIV Plus about how to address substance abuse issues with loved ones. Very grateful that they chose to interview me for the piece. Here is a link to the piece: http://www.hivplusmag.com/wellness/2013/03/20/how-help-family-member-deal-addiction
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See this post: It explores the relationship between psych and substance abuse issues, with special emphasis on ADHD.
I was quoted (deep) in the New York Times front page feature story today, “Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions,” by Alan Schwarz . . . Very compelling piece but oh so sad . . . http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/us/concerns-about-adhd-practices-and-amphetamine-addiction.html