Where is the Antabuse?

While we are all facing the limitations of our health care system during this pandemic, some people suffering from alcohol use disorder have been struggling unnecessarily for months due to a sudden and unexplained shortage of a life saving medication, disulfiram.  Alcohol use disorder is a medical condition that kills thousands of people every month […]

All About Sleep

You know that unbelievably frustrating feeling … you’re in bed, lying there awake, just waiting for sleep to come, and yet it feels like it never will. So, you toss and turn, you think to yourself that it’s better if you shut your eyes and get some rest, even if you can’t fall asleep, and […]

Is CBD Oil the Next Anti-anxiety Medication?

CBD is everywhere! Athletes are using it and touting it’s ability to help them recover after competitions and practice, and are using it in place of ibuoprofren. In New York City, you can find it in most local pharmacies, herbal supplement aisles, and vape shops. Bars and restaurants are even adding it to cocktails! CBD […]

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of … Values?

On March 20th, the world celebrated International Happiness Day. You missed it? That’s too bad. Or maybe, it isn’t. It’s possible that by missing out on Happiness Day, you might have saved yourself from the popular misstep that many other people in our society have tripped over. That’s right, happiness, or the pursuit of happiness […]

Mindfulness in Three Steps

Mindfulness, that eastern meditative practice you’ve been hearing and reading all about, can sometimes be a difficult thing to understand. What exactly are you supposed to “do?” The definition, which is difficult in itself because there is no one agreed upon definition, is also vague; purposely bringing your attention to the present moment in a […]

The Best Attitude for Change

If you are thinking about changing a behavior pattern (like overeating, smoking, spending too much money, drinking too much etc), it can be helpful to take stock of your attitude as you approach the problem. What do we mean by attitude? Our attitudes predispose us to respond positively or negatively toward certain people, issues, objects […]

All About: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

If you are someone struggling with a behavioral issue (e.g., using substances in a problematic way) or a mood issue (e.g., panic attacks, depression), it’s likely that someone in your life, at some point, will encourage you to seek therapy. And if you are brave enough to want to make changes and think that it […]

Medication Talk: Women & Medication – What You Should Know with Dr. Alicia Murray

In this month’s edition of Medication Talk, we discuss issues around medication that are specific to women with Dr. Alicia Murray. Dr. Murray is a board certified Addiction Psychiatrist and General Psychiatrist. She did her training at St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital (New York Presbyterian Hospital) and her post doctoral fellowship and clinical addiction medicine fellowship at New […]

Detach No More

Lately, things around the world have been difficult, to say that least. There is political unrest and people are clamoring to feel that their voices are being heard. Many people feel like their chances of making change in their world are stalling, or even going backwards. In the midst of all this unrest, we think […]

Understanding OCD

We all have random thoughts that pop in and out of our minds. For most of us, these thoughts do exactly that, pop in and pop out, and we are able to move on with our day. For people who struggle with an anxiety disorder, and especially those who struggle with Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD), getting […]

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