The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has initiated a National Take Back Day. On April 26th, 2014, you can take your unused and expired old medications to designated places and turn them in to be disposed of. See their webpage below for more information: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html Currently we do not have any good guidelines for getting rid of…

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Doctor Beheshti Introduces Healing Path Recovery Over the years of working with clients who struggle with drug and alcohol abuse, I have learned that a strong therapeutic environment and an effective support system are essential to achieving success in recovery. I therefore founded Healing Path Recovery in order to provide the supportive and therapeutic environment in…

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A young woman has reached her menses, and feels that her mother does not care about this milestone in her life. She is asking where to turn. Dear Doctor Life Advice, I am nineteen years old and I just got my very first period. I told my mother, but she does not seem to care.…

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There are different opinions on the subject of recovering from addiction and treating heroin and other opioid dependencies with medications. With the recent death of Philip Seymore Hoffman, the topic of heroin addiction has been getting a lot of attention in the news. In this article I share my opinions about using medications to treat…

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A 29 year old man is concerned that his mother is acting sexually inappropriate towards him. He is afraid and not sure what to do. Dear Doctor Life Advice, I am 29 years old and I moved back home last year after my stepfather left my mother. I now live with my fifty year old…

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A question was submitted by a thirteen year old girl who is being abused by her twin brother. She is not getting any help from her parents or school counselors. Sibling abuse is very common and I have seen it in my own practice and among children and adults of all ages. Many of the…

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According to the Psychiatric News published by the American Psychiatric Association, Vice president Joe Biden announced today that there is a $100 million increase in funding for mental health. This money is going to be used to ensure access to mental health care for a higher number of Americans. In my training and practice I frequently…

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A man whose wife is an alcoholic and very manipulative is struggling to do what is best for their daughter. He is concerned that his wife is lying to her doctors and therapist as well. He is asking for help on what to do. Dear Doctor Life Advice, My wife of twenty years is very…

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According to the Associated Press (AP), the United States Department of Defense has released the number of suicides in our Military service men and women. This report states that the rate of suicides have dropped by 22% in the past year. Suicides in the military are common and take as many of our servicemen’s lives as…

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