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Comorbidity and a Sad Update


In 2011, I posted the following blog entry, and described an example of a patient from my office-based practice to illustrate:

Addicted patients are twice as likely as non-addicted patients to have mental illnesses such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. 1,950 more words

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Those of Us Who Lie


I’ve written this blog article several times. I deleted one version because it sounded too mean, and another version because it was too shallow and unrealistic. 1,619 more words

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Happy, Joyous, and Free...


Avid readers of my blog will recognize the following as a re-run, but I’m feeling under the weather this week, from a virus that’s been circulating in the community: 2,876 more words

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“We will not regret, nor wish to shut the door on it.”


“We will not regret, nor wish to shut the door on it.”

This was a tough blog to write. I want to thread the needle; I want to relate some solid help from 12-step recovery sources without angering some of my faithful readers who become angry with any mention of 12 step recovery. 846 more words

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Empathy

In my opinion Empathy is a core spiritual principle. Empathy is kindness and faith in action. It is the ability to really listen to another person, joining them in their feelings and seeing the world through their eyes. 303 more words

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September is National Recovery Month!

September is National Recovery Month, so it’s a good time to come back from my blogging break. Following are some things that recovery means to me, and I hope my readers will write in with their own definition of recovery. 280 more words

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