What Does It Mean To Hit Rock Bottom?

What Does It Mean To Hit Rock Bottom?

I came across this quote on my Instagram feed the other day. I thought it was so profoundly true that I wanted to share it with you. “I don’t believe in rock bottom. I’ve had a lot of what I thought were rock bottoms, only to discover another, rockier bottom...
My Patient’s Most Shameful Secret

My Patient’s Most Shameful Secret

One of the most troubling aspects of my job as a medical addiction professional reared its head last week as I entered the exam room for a follow-up visit with Gordon.* Gordon has had a very successful career in banking. He is the 64-year old divorced father of three...
Getting Off Opiates Quickly

Getting Off Opiates Quickly

As the opioid epidemic has exploded, so have treatment options. In the desperation of being personally trapped by addiction, or having a loved one on the brink of losing everything, it can be quite overwhelming to make an informed choice about the most appropriate...