September 24, 2017

One of my coaching clients, a pediatrician, described her burnout to me by saying, “I feel like I’m the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz and someone has plucked all the stuffing out of me!” That image told me a lot about how depleted she was. Without her even knowing the...

June 29, 2017

Watch any movie that focuses on drug abuse and you are likely to see actors portraying some of the worst moments in their character's lives...however, its just as likely that the neighbor next door who waves hello at the mailbox is dealing with addiction too...

February 22, 2017

The evidence for trauma-informed yoga is mounting, with randomized clinical trials and a growing body of literature. Here I interview Christine Redman on Yoga for Trauma.

As a nurse working in a large medical center, I've seen the increasingly devasating effective of substance use disorders over the years. Addiction to drugs and alcohol is becoming our most pressing social issue...

January 17, 2017

Dr. Manejwala interviews Dr. Podesta on common misconceptions about addiction, how to fix the addiction epidemic and how to help families of people with addiction.

December 13, 2016

"The beauty comes in realizing that I do not have to navigate this multi-faceted beast alone. No matter what is happening in life, there is always this center I can come back to to find solid ground.

October 27, 2016

I've just learned of the death of Edward Albee. 

When I was at Atholton High School in Karl Schindler's class, I read the American Dream and Zoo story. I was blown away. I had never read anything like that and couldn't make sense of the extraordinary impact that his wri...

October 15, 2016

Addiction is an issue affection millions of people across the globe and also one of the most costly and difficult health conditions to treat, since relapse rates can be high and inpatient treatment is not easily affordable by many of those who need it. Research indicat...

September 7, 2016

Addiction is a national problem. There are 12 - 13 million alcoholics in the U.S and 1- 2 million cocaine addicts in the U.S, not to mention the huge numbers of individuals addicted to other addictive drugs. That means that there are a huge number of relationships in t...

May 17, 2014

One of the questions we're asked most often is, does drug and alcohol counseling make a difference?  Since many with alcoholism and addiction get sober without seeking professional help, is treatment from an substance abuse counselor really needed?  And what is the bes...

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