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Recovery Corner with Jamie Smolen, MD

Published: Dec 15th, 2017

Recognizing when a loved one is in trouble With the holiday season upon us, we may be gathering with friends or family members. And during those gatherings, we may notice […]

Recovery Corner with Jamie Smolen, MD

Recovery Corner with Jamie Smolen, MD

Published: Sep 6th, 2017

Binge drinking among college students Binge drinking among college students – what we should know As we embark on the 2017-2018 school year, most students, particularly freshmen, have left the […]

Recovery Corner with Jamie Smolen, MD

Published: Jun 16th, 2017

Celebrating Sober – Sobriety is an achievement that addicts and alcoholics describe, with humble gratitude, as the most difficult and most rewarding accomplishment of their lives. To them, sobriety is […]

Recovery Corner with Jamie Smolen, MD

Published: Nov 24th, 2014

Holiday gratitude in recovery Gratitude has been a time-honored tradition for us human beings. Since people first realized the importance and value of the life-sustaining elements, there has been an […]

Recovery Corner with Jamie Smolen, MD

Published: Oct 8th, 2014

Addiction in the brain Addiction exists in the human brain. Specialized neurological pathways in the brain, called circuits, are designed for the experience of pleasure. These circuits tie together parts […]

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Recovery Corner with Jamie Smolen, MD

Published: Sep 16th, 2014

Unfortunately, we hear tragic stories of celebrities dying from suicide or drug overdose too often. Some of us have even experienced the suicides of a friend or a loved one. […]