MALFUNCTIONING BRAIN: Understanding Substance Use Disorder as a Disease

I have 10 years of experience working on 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 in to the blood stream. We experience this because when our ancestors faced danger, they often needed increased adrenaline, cortisol, & norepinephrine, to give them extra strength and energy … More EXPERIENCE LESS HOLIDAY STRESS: Tips for a more joyous season.

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

December 3 is National Day of Persons with Disabilities. There are approximately 50 million Americans with disabilities. Disabilities are defined as physical or mental conditions that limits 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.