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Dr. Skip – The I Team Investigates Suboxone

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Dr. Skip on The Rhode Show

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Dr. Skip with Dan Yorke on “State of Mind”

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Dr. Skip on Turn To 10 Health Check

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Miriam Hospital Overdose Prevention Meeting 2-19-2014

I am grateful for the lives that Naloxone has saved. There are clearly locations which should stock the drug, Recovery Centers, Halfway /Sober Houses and the like. The danger of providing the drug to anyone who wants it lies in the sense of false security it provides the individual user. Taking possession of the drug could conceivably increase risky behavior. This must be considered. Young people are so used to instant fixes and solutions, there is a danger that they …Continue Reading

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Thoughts on Control

So you think, or even know that you’re drinking too much. Perhaps you are running out of your pain pills too fast. You’re frightened. You’re trying to avoid pain – emotional and physical. You certainly aren’t having fun. Others think you’re more interested in pursuing your own pleasure and you don’t give a damn about them – especially the ones you love. They are almost right. It is not pleasure you’re after, it’s just trying to maintain. But even though …Continue Reading

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Philip Seymour Hoffman RIP- 2/4/2014

  Rather than just join in with the chorus of lament over the loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman, I would like to add outrage to the discussion. The first 50 years of my life would certainly be looked upon as “successful” by any outside observer. But my success was at best hollow and at worst, a sham. Celebrity is not something I experienced except as an observer of some of my entertainer patients, but I now realize that they truly …Continue Reading

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My Comment on “Pot and The Prez” article in Today’s WSJ

For the President to engage in discourse about marijuana is distressing. He shows the same lack of critical thinking as do most people who claim that is not more dangerous than alcohol. Absent from his statement is the fact that marijuana is often only one drug of many in the user’s pharmacy. Your editorial covers this lack of critical thinking better than any coverage I have seen in the popular press. The President’s words will certainly give permission to multitudes …Continue Reading

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A Possible New Area for Sleep Research?

The recent New York Times article by Marcia Konnikova about Danish biologist Maiken Nedergaard on the CSF acting as a cleaning agent (her term glymphatic {ala glial lymphatic}) of the brain intrigued me. Her studies in mice showed a swelling of the interstitial splace while they slept and increased flow which she equates with “better cleaning” of metabolites and perhaps increased cognitive ability. Human studies are proposed and drug addicts brains seem a natural area for special study to me. …Continue Reading

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Recent Reader Comments about “From Harvard To Hell…and Back”

…If you live with or have lived with an addict you can relate to this book. I if you haven’t, then give thanks -Daily. To go to Harvard and then Harvard medical school should lead to a life of comfort respect and success. Not always the case. As this Dr found out his life could go as low as his educational highs. The reader will go from surprise to disappointment when seeing how choices in life can lead you far …Continue Reading

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