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...