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James Gagne, M.D. and Sonnee Weedn, Ph.D.

Addressing the Complexities of Chronic Pain

As a specialist in pain medicine since the 1970s (Dr. Gagne) and a clinical psychologist treating chemical dependency and personality and mood disorders since 1980 (Dr. Weedn), we are amazed at how far pain treatment has come, even though it remains mired in its central conundrum: the tendency to oversimplify. Simply stated, too many practitioners see only what they are trained to treat.

Monday, June 2, 2014/Author: James Gagne, M.D. and Sonnee Weedn, Ph.D./Number of views (1836)/Comments (0)/
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Andrew Kessler

Entering A World of Pain(Killers)vvv

In 1986, the drug in the news was cocaine. It was portrayed as the drug of choice for the wealthy, jet-setting, indulgent, yuppie demographic in powder form, and of those in run-down urban areas in the form of crack. Its use was rampant and cited as a major factor in the need for increased law enforcement and seizures. Yet rarely were the dangers of the drug, and its impact on human lives, discussed. On June 19, 1986, that changed.

 

Monday, June 2, 2014/Author: Andrew Kessler/Number of views (1401)/Comments (0)/
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Jamie Marich

Why Trauma Isn’t the Problem

The title of this article may shock you, especially when you realize that I am considered a trauma expert in many circles, traveling the country educating other professionals on trauma competency, especially within the context of addiction services. But really, I mean it: trauma isn’t the problem.

Monday, June 2, 2014/Author: Jamie Marich/Number of views (2020)/Comments (0)/
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Thomas Peltz

Transference and Counter Transference in Addiction Treatment

In the offering of addiction treatment, this article presents one clinician’s method to reflect feelings and actions with respect to transference and counter-transference.

Monday, June 2, 2014/Author: Thomas Peltz/Number of views (1581)/Comments (0)/
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Naya Arbiter

Diet: A Manner of Living

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious. ~C.G. Jung

Monday, June 2, 2014/Author: Naya Arbiter/Number of views (1453)/Comments (0)/
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