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6 Tips for Creating Boundaries With Narcissists

Narcissism and self-absorption seem so prevalent these days. Some individuals never outgrow the egocentric childhood belief that their needs are the only important ones. They lack empathy and genuine interest in others.  And they grow into adults with a sense of bold superiority and a desire for respect and admiration from others with little to offer in return. And if things do not unfold as they expect them to, they can become erratic, rude and lash out when criticized.

We meet them in our daily lives as friends and bosses, and we see this behavior in relatives and loved ones. It is common to feel unsettled, manipulated and always put upon or even put down by people who are so self-absorbed. Read More

Posted on May 8, 2017
The Ranch TN

The Ranch Treatment Center Welcomes Esteemed Medical Director

Paul Wilhelm Ragan, MD, an award-winning addiction psychiatrist, joins The Ranch treatment center in Tennessee as medical director. 
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Posted on February 7, 2017
MHN Rehab Insurance

Several Elements Behavioral Health Facilities Now Contracted With MHN Insurance

Clients at four Elements Behavioral Health addiction treatment centers may now be able to apply their MHN health insurance benefits to the cost of treatment.
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Posted on February 2, 2017
John Oliver's Stance on Opioids

John Oliver Turns His Outrage on the Opioid Epidemic

With his trademark blend of humor, brutal truth and outrage, John Oliver educated America about its deadly opioid epidemic on his HBO show Last Week Tonight, laying much of the blame for its origin at the feet of the pharmaceutical industry.
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Posted on December 19, 2016
Promises Scottsdale AZ

Esteemed Addiction Psychiatrist Joins Promises® Scottsdale Treatment Center

Steven Karp, DO, FACN, a triple board certified osteopathic physician in adult, addiction, and geriatric psychiatry, joins Promises® Scottsdale as medical director.
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Posted on December 12, 2016
Promises West Los Angeles

Promises® Young Adult Drug Rehab Center Welcomes New Program Director

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) Nov. 30, 2016 – Promises® Young Adult treatment center in West Los Angeles named Frank Sanchez, PhD, LMFT, as its program director. Dr. Sanchez has extensive experience working with adolescents and adults struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues.

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Posted on December 6, 2016

Both Democrats, Republicans Will Get Past Post-Election Depression

If a week after the election you’re still not yourself, still consumed with anger or worry, a prominent psychiatrist says these feelings will ease, no matter which side you’re on.
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Posted on November 14, 2016
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Post Election Depression Discussion with Dr. David Sack

Post-election depression is real, and it’s not just a problem for one side. Read More

Posted on November 11, 2016
Halloween Trauma Triggers

Beware of Trauma Triggers This Halloween

For many, Halloween is a harmless holiday honored with jack-o-lanterns, trick-or-treating, costume parties, decorations and good-natured fright. For trauma survivors, this fall tradition can present a perpetual minefield of trauma triggers at every ghoulish turn. Read on to learn more about overt and covert trauma, Halloween trauma triggers and advice from a trauma expert on ways to alleviate trauma triggers this season.
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Posted on October 17, 2016
Dr. David Sack on The Doctors

Addiction Expert Explores Dangers of Dabbing on ‘The Doctors’

It’s a growing trend, distilling the oils in marijuana plants into a concentrate that offers a more potent high. But while this may seem appealing to those who like weed, it comes with dangers, explained addiction expert David Sack, MD, in an appearance on the Emmy-winning medical talk show “The Doctors.”
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Posted on October 7, 2016
Teen Porn Addiction

Teens Much Less Likely to View Porn if Parents Express Negative Views on Use

Parents who are critical of pornography can potentially decrease their teen children’s involvement in pornography consumption during early adulthood, according to recent findings from an American research team.
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Posted on October 4, 2016
Substance Abuse at Work

5 Substance Abuse Facts Every HR Professional Should Know

Drug and alcohol problems cannot easily be ignored by human resource managers. Seventy percent of the estimated 14.8 million Americans who use illegal drugs are employed, and federal surveys indicate that around 24% of workers admit to drinking at work at least once in the past year.
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Posted on September 7, 2016
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