Why You Should Think Twice About Owning Anxiety

You can’t hardly go anywhere or talk to anyone anymore who doesn’t bring up their anxiety, their kid’s anxiety, and even their pet’s anxiety. Seriously, now even dogs are taking Prozac and Xanax. This is nuts! People talk about their anxiety like it’s a creature that...

America’s Love Affair With Prescription Drugs

For the past twenty-four years I’ve worked in emergency rooms and psychiatric wards as a registered nurse. As far as I’m concerned, much of my nursing career has been a twenty-four year long research project. I continue to be saddened by what I see when it comes to...

Why Doesn’t Your Doctor Know Anything about Addiction?

So here’s the truth. After working in healthcare for twenty-four years, in emergency rooms and psych wards, coupled with my numerous experiences in dealing with alcoholics, I’ve learned a few things: Let’s see, my list covers most bases:  I grew up with alcoholic mom,...

Is it Possible that Doctors & the Medical Community Need Help Too?

When it comes to alcoholism or addiction issues, the last person you should consult with is your doctor. I know that suggestion is counter-intuitive to what you’ve been led to believe, but all you have to do is look around, turn on the television or pick up a magazine...