November 14, 2017

How one woman’s drug addiction cost her everything

Two days before last Christmas, Beth Stephens was full of plans and promise. The brilliant, 39-year-old scientist who had studied in Paris, completed a Ph.D. in […]
October 27, 2017

Peer Engagement Specialist in the Emergency Department

An Interview with Meghan Hetfield, CRPA CARC Back in May of this year Recovery Talk introduced Peer Engagement Specialists and reported that agencies are being creative […]
October 9, 2017

High-Wealth, High-Risk, High-Touch, High-Service

The last article I wrote on working with high-wealth individuals drew a lot of attention. A few individuals wrote this population was their specialty and some […]
September 26, 2017

Abuse on the rise of prescription drug gabapentin, known as ‘Johnnys’

  If you aren’t on this medication, chances are you know someone who is. It’s used to treat everything from pain to mood disorders and can […]
September 7, 2017

Stop Looking at Marijuana Through Rose-Colored Glasses

Clear the Smoke, Please by Chris I’m at my wits end dealing with people who advocate marijuana and its “benefits.”  It may have medical uses, but […]
August 24, 2017

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies | New York Post

Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” […]