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Applying the Recovery-Rehab Principle of Flexibility in the Coronavirus Era

Here is how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ‘flexibility’: “characterized by a ready capability to adapt to new, different or changing requirements. “ Now, given all of the ‘new, different or changing requirements’ thrown at us all (individually and collectively) by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, I think the timing is good for us to take a…

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Coronavirus and Smoking Weed (Even a Little) = Increased Risk of Complications

On April 6th, researchers at the National Institutes of Health announced guidelines relating to the coronavirus and marijuana use, saying it could be a risk factor for complications from Covid-19. “Because it attacks the lungs, the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke tobacco or marijuana or who…

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The Vital Role of Staying “Connected” for Addicted Doctors, Nurses and Medical Professionals in Treatment During the Coronavirus Pandemic

“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface, but connected in the deep.” – William James   Although our entire world is facing the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in addiction treatment are facing a particularly trying time. While people everywhere are marshaling their efforts to…

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Update on the Opioid Epidemic and Opioid Addiction Treatment 2020

Opioids are the class of drugs that are naturally found in the opium poppy plants. They are prescription medications that are used for the treatment of chronic or acute pain. Among society, these drugs are widely feared for their association with addiction, abuse, and adverse effects. Because these drugs can make you feel relaxed, they…

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Facts about vaping for teens and parents

E-Cigarettes are very attractive for teens in today’s world. They are commonly known by different names including E-cigs, E-hookah, vape pens, vapes, tank system or mods etc. With their increasing popularity, many health consequences from vaping are ignored as people wrongly consider vaping “harmless.” The following are some essential details every teen and parent should…

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TMS Therapy for OCD Anxiety

Obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD is a mental condition in which a person feels the need to perform certain activities repeatedly (Compulsions) or that individual may have repetitive, unwanted thoughts (Obsessions)—for example, frequently washing hands, counting things again and again and checking to see if the doors are locked, etc. OCD creates an abundance of intolerable anxiety…