Popular culture portrayals of the legal profession may draw young people to law school: giving impassioned arguments in front of a jury, laying out a compelling case in front of a judge. A promising young law student may enter school with hopes of helping the disfranchised or aiding in the reform of the criminal justice system. However, once they exit the hallowed halls of their law school, reality paints a grimmer picture. Read more
Tag: <span>Medication Assisted Treatment</span>
As people, we may be different for a variety of reasons. But a common denominator amongst us is the existence of stress in our lives and how it impacts mental health. Oftentimes, it isn’t the stress itself that causes us harm but how we choose to perceive it or how we cope (or not) that poses the most risks.
The effects of alcohol account for one in three emergency room visits every year. This is due in part to the effects of alcohol detox and withdrawal. Alcohol withdrawal is the body and brain chemistry readjusting to a permanent sober state, once the individual is no longer consuming alcohol. Chronic alcohol use changes brain chemistry by inhibiting neurotransmitters that induce feelings of relaxation and excitability. Without alcohol these neurotransmitters work in overdrive, similar to a rebound effect.
Medically assisted treatments using Suboxone have a real chance to impact a national health crisis that negatively impacts the nation’s economy by over $78 billion each year,
Despite efforts to quell the national epidemic, the nation’s prescription opioid drug abuse crisis continues to plague the country. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, over 130 people in the country succumb to deaths related to an opioid overdose on a daily basis. Read more
No matter how dedicated a person is to recovery, withdrawals make the process extremely difficult. Medication assisted detox is one way for those suffering from addiction to find the relief they need and hope to continue with the detoxification process.
There have been many mental health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, including increased depression, anxiety and exacerbations …
by Olga Megwinoff, MD I did not want to write about anything related to the pandemic given that we are already so saturated …
By Britt Gottlich, Psy.D. Through years of training and practice in the field of substance abuse, I have noticed some interesting …