Where Are You Getting Your Medical Advice?

Where Are You Getting Your Medical Advice?

Beware where you get medical advice! This is a frustrating issue that I deal with frequently. Most people get medical advice from those with no medical training. The most common sources of such advice is family and friends and the internet. I saw a guy who was sent by his psychologist to discuss medications. He goes to AA regularly, and informed me that his sponsor advised that he not take medications. When I asked who his sponsor was he said...

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Best Solution for Addiction

Best Solution for Addiction

I am closing the summer blog series on addiction with an editorial that I sent to theĀ Orange County Register. In response to the article “Tears for Dead Teens” 7/28/2011, I grieve for the families that have lost loved ones to the scourge of addiction. It became personal to my family and I when my brother-in-law Vernon Porter lost his daughter Vanessa. This is happening far too often, with opiates (heroin and narcotic pain pills)...

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