Monthly Archives: December 2013

Doctor Skip Video ~ From Harvard To Hell …and Back

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Great article in Pro Jo by Marguerite Lamb on Substance Abuse and Addiction in Teens

  Ms Lamb’s op-ed in today’s (12/9/13) Pro Jo on Substance abuse and addiction in teens was refreshingly complete and full of the critical thinking which so often is lacking these days in such an emotion laden topic. Kudos for her well written and data substantiated article which tackles the issue with such candor. We need more parents to think and act this way.  Of relevant interest is the fact that in a recent talk to young adults at the Rhode …Continue Reading

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Marijuana – Compassion is NOT The Issue

Can Marijuana use ease some pain? Yes, certainly. However- in the rush to legitimize its use, little, if any, thought is given to its addictive potential. The massive amounts of money which accompanies this push to use marijuana is certainly a concern. As a Substance Abuse physician, my concern is the lack of scrutiny which appears to be at the core in the rush to its use. Is the patient currently using other mind altering drugs? How is that to …Continue Reading

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What People Are Saying about “From Harvard To Hell…and Back”

…I am an avid reader, mostly Romance, I might throw a suspense in now & then but a book about a Doctors journey on overcoming his addiction would normally not intrigue me, this one did & I am so happy I picked it up. Dr. SVIOKLA III ( Skip) takes us through a timeline of his life. He leaves no ugly memories out ( or puts in the ones he can at least remember) there is no sugar coating the …Continue Reading

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