MALFUNCTIONING BRAIN: Understanding Substance Use Disorder as a Disease

I have 10 years of experience working in a Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) detox unit in a local hospital.  Over the years, I have worked with many people and families who struggle with the idea that simply quitting won’t work.  People have often commented that they don’t understand why a person would choose drugs and … More MALFUNCTIONING BRAIN: Understanding Substance Use Disorder as a Disease

EXPERIENCE LESS HOLIDAY STRESS: Tips for a more joyous season.

Stress is how the human body responds to any demand for change. The body reacts to worry, fear, or any other stress-causing emotion,  by releasing chemicals into the bloodstream. We experience this because when our ancestors faced danger, they often needed increased adrenaline, cortisol, & norepinephrine, to give them extra strength and energy to fend … More EXPERIENCE LESS HOLIDAY STRESS: Tips for a more joyous season.

Brief History of Rights for Disabled Citizens in the U.S.

December 3rd is National Day of Persons with Disabilities. There are approximately 50 million Americans with disabilities. Disabilities are defined as physical or mental conditions that limit a person’s movements, senses, or activities. Several types of disabilities are recognized below: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders Blindness or Low Vision Brain Injuries Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Learning Disabilities Medical Disabilities Physical Disabilities … More Brief History of Rights for Disabled Citizens in the U.S.