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My answers to questions on this blog do not constitute medical advice, but are merely meant to create an educational forum for consumers. It is always best to discuss these issues with your health care provider.
Addiction Medicine in Primary Care: Expert Practice Series Presentations
November 26 2013

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) partnered with QuantiaMD to develop an Addiction Medicine in Primary Care lecture series. In eight brief presentations, the Nation’s leading experts—including Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA—provide information about addiction research, responsible opioid prescribing practices, reimbursement for screening and brief intervention, and characteristics of medications used to treat […]

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Vote to fund Psycoradio in Liberia!
September 19 2013

Hi everyone!  As you know, I recently took a trip to Liberia and became a part of an initiative designed to increase availability and quality of mental healthcare in that country.  Dr. Janice Cooper of The Carter Center, a native Liberian, is working tirelessly at this effort.  Please take a sec to click this link […]

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Vote to Fund EEG Machines for Liberia
September 19 2013

Hi everyone!  As you know, I recently took a trip to Liberia and became a part of an initiative designed to increase availability and quality of mental healthcare in that country.  Dr. Janice Cooper of The Carter Center, a native Liberian, is working tirelessly at this effort.  Please take a sec to click this link […]

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Medical Marijuana
August 7 2013

The Psychiatric Times recently conducted a survey of Psychiatrists regarding their attitudes, opinions and knowledge regarding medical marijuana.  The results are predictably mixed.  Find out more at this link:  http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-dope-on-medical-marijuana-results-of-a-survey-of-psychiatrists-from-psychiatric-times-215100931.html

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Liberia Day 10- ROB – ACC – JFK – ATL
July 17 2013

So, the trip was reversed, and home we came.  Luckily, the long flight was overnight, so dinner, sleep, breakfast and our feet landed on U.S. soil.  On the way home we chatted about interesting observations and experiences we had while in Liberia and I thought I would share them here.  Suffice it to say, this is the […]

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Liberia Day 9 – Mystery Solved and On the Way Home
July 17 2013

So, I’m up Sunday morning, in an exhausted stupor.  I go down to breakfast and tell Endsley the story — she is of course CRACKING up laughing.  She had like, the best night of sleep ever…which in my mind solidified that I was in some sort of fugue state the night before.  Indeed, no one […]

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Liberia Day 8– Inservice and an Adventure
July 16 2013

Saturday was a low key day, save the adventure I found myself in later that night.   Because the first four cohorts of the Carter Center Mental Health Program did not have Substance Abuse included in their curriculum, we were asked to do a one-day inservice.  43 nurses and physician assistants travelled from all around […]

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Day 6- Last Day of Clinicals
July 13 2013

Friday was the second and last day of clinics.  The day started on a very somber note as we past a spot of bloody dirt in the street where a motorcycle crash had happened just about an hour before.  It seemed people were still gathered around in mourning.  Ironically, shortly after, we drove past a […]

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Liberia Day 5- First Day of Clinicals
July 12 2013

Ah, Thursday — another incredible day.  Thursday is the first day of clinicals.  Each of the students has been assigned to a clinical site where they rotate each Thursday and Friday for the entire 6 months of the Mental Health Program.  On Thursday, we visited two sites.  The first, Grant Hospital, which is the only […]

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Liberia Day 4 – Last Day of Lecture
July 11 2013

Well, I survived Tuesday night despite the blue drink’s best attempt to kill me.  I woke up Wednesday morning feeling just fine and got the day started on the right foot.  Endsley on the other hand, ate something for dinner that took her out.  She came to breakfast looking like a ghost, and it quickly […]

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