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Counseling for Alcoholics


When someone is struggling with alcohol dependency it is difficult to remember how they ended up like that. At some point...

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25 Jul, 2017

AAC Holdings, Inc. Issues Statement on California...


BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – (July 29, 2015) AAC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAC)offered the following comments in response to...

Dave Green
19 Aug, 2015

An Excerpt from The Karma Queens Guide to...


Reprinted from THE KARMA QUEENS\' GUIDE TO RELATIONSHIPS by Carmen Harra, PhD, and Alexandra Harra, by arrangement...

Carmen Harra, PhD
19 Aug, 2015

Your Immune System is at Risk with the Wrong...


Most people don\'t realize that their fillings can be highly dangerous to their overall health. We have decapitated the...

Dr. David Villarreal
18 Aug, 2015

A Fatal Disease


The disease of alcoholism and addiction is fatal and characterized by dependence, obsession, compulsion, and loss of...

Dr. Harry Haroutunian
05 May, 2015

World Peace Caravan


The journey toward peace in the Middle East has been a long, arduous, frustrating and unfruitful one. Recovering from old...

Samira Noorali,
10 Oct, 2014

Alcohol/Drug Counselor Training at California’s...


I was very fortunate last week to spend 20 hours in prison.  Not to worry I was not incarcerated but rather there to do my...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

Chronic Pain Management Needs a Relapse...


Anyone in recovery from an addictive disorder is at risk for a potential relapse episode but people who are also living with...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

Reasons for Prescription Drug Abuse in Chronic...


One of the most frequent questions I get at my trainings is “what are the major reasons people abuse their pain...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

Coping with Anxiety in Chronic Pain Management


We just posted my new article on Anxiety and Chronic Pain to our website for March 2009. You’ll see a link below where you...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

Anticipatory Pain can Lead to Suffering


I believe it is important for people living with chronic pain to understand that sometimes what you most fear you...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

Appropriate Medication Management is Crucial for...


If you’re living with chronic pain and want to improve your quality of life you need to have good pain management.  An...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

Denial Management for Effective Chronic Pain...


In my early pain management recovery I often set myself up for setbacks.  I have the personality type of “more is...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

War on Drugs – War on Chronic Pain Management


I’ve been teaching healthcare providers since 1996 that there is no such thing as a bad prescription drug; it’s how...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

War on Drugs – War on Chronic Pain Management


I’ve been teaching healthcare providers since 1996 that there is no such thing as a bad prescription drug; it’s how...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

Some Chronic Pain Conditions Respond well to...


When you are living with chronic pain like I am you want to explore all possible ways to manage your pain and improve your...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

Improve Your Chronic Pain Management with...


Some patients with chronic pain who use addictive medication for pain management never experience negative consequences. ...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

It’s Crucial to Develop a Healthy Living Plan...


To truly deal with the complex issue of eating addiction/compulsion, you must approach it with a personalized multilayered...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

An Attitude of Gratitude Beats Suffering Every...


Many years ago I learned the value of being in the solution rather than the problem. When life gets rough many of us start...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

Lingering Chronic Pain can Lead to Depression


A surprising number of people — more than 60 percent — still suffer significant pain a year after a traumatic injury in...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

Negative and Biased Attitudes Sabotage Chronic...


People living with chronic pain often receive negative messages from their healthcare providers.  They have been told...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

TV Comercials and Increased Rx Abuse – Might...


If you watched any amount of TV the past few years you may have noticed a significant increase in commercials hyping...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

Effective Chronic Pain Management Includes Good...


Stress is a blessing and a curse. We need stress to motivate us and help us deal with life on life’s terms. Stress also...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

Chronic Pain Management and Smoking Don’t Mix


Over the years I have been very outspoken about the need for people in recovery, who have an addictive disorder, to stop...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
19 Sep, 2013

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