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Kratom: A Legally Addictive Drug

“He had been drinking it as a tea to help with anxiety and ultimately ended up in the school’s student health center in acute opioid withdrawal” -Marianne Chai M.D. Dr. Chai first encountered kratom when treating a teenage boy for addiction. Like many therapists and addiction medicine clinicians, Dr. Chai was surprised to learn about…

Fighting Addiction Year-Round in the LGBTQ Community

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” –Harvey Fierstein   We currently live in a society that has been overcome with stigma, turmoil, violence, judgment, and brokenness. Most of the time, we are fighting against each other for the same…

Alcohol Consumption On the Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

Online partying, Zoom happy hours, “quarantinis”, alcohol delivery and to-go margaritas are becoming a massive hit during this COVID-19 pandemic. While many industries have financially struggled due to the stay at home orders and business closures, alcohol consumption and sales have skyrocketed. More people are stuck at home, have been laid off from work, and…