Genetic Testing for Personalized Medicine
A relatively new form of genetic testing called, pharmacogenetics, is being used to improve efficacy and reduce the adverse effects of psychiatric medications. To discuss what […]
SB 636: Protecting California’s Most Vulnerable Patients
This show focuses on Senate Bill 636, a new California bill that aims to ban some of the harmful practices in the addiction treatment and recovery […]
Moms Who Wine
Why does wine drinking by moms seem to be glorified more than ever before? For many women, their drinking ramps up soon after they have children. […]
“Patient brokers” are bad people who take advantage of vulnerable patients, by luring them in and out of treatment by bribes or financial incentives, so they […]
Prosecutors Gone Wild: Part 2
Broad search warrants, botched raids and knowingly concealing information or evidence to win a case are only some examples of unethical and deceptive behavior of government […]
Prosecutors Gone Wild
It’s a dangerous trend—federal prosecutors have the power and authority to destroy a person’s company and reputation, but are falsely accusing innocent people of crimes they […]
Falling Through the Cracks
This week’s show, we are joined by Doug Walter, J.D., associate executive director for government relations in the American Psychological Association Practice Organization and three of […]
What Happens in Treatment, Behind Closed Doors?
For many people, what happens inside of a treatment facility is a mystery. Traditionally, getting help from a mental health or addiction treatment facility has been […]
How to Choose the Right Treatment Facility
Every year, millions of people require some form of addiction or mental health treatment. Yet, with the plethora of facilities and treatment options available out there, […]
This show looks at Health Net’s failure to reimburse more than 100 treatment facilities in the state of California, and some of the other problems the […]
America’s Killer Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic is taking its toll on Americans—parents are overdosing or near-death while their children sit in the backseat of a car with them; more […]
Is Marijuana Addictive?
As more and more states legalize marijuana for recreational and medical use, it’s important to look at the potential repercussions associated with the decriminalization of marijuana. […]
Are Habits Hardwired?
Every December 31st, millions of people around the world resolve to quit a bad habit like nail biting, eating junk food, drinking too much or even […]
The Pill Problem: Are We Over-Medicating Our Moods?
In today’s society, we’ve started taking prescription drugs to handle just about all of life’s discomforts, from antidepressants for a case of the blues to amphetamines […]
Alcohol and the Teenage Brain
Why are so many teens misusing alcohol and drugs and how does this change the brain? Does drinking or drug use at a young age mean […]
Has Technology Hi-jacked Our Brain?
We now have access to a plethora of information in the palm of our hands. Many of us spend time checking our emails, social media, the […]
Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds
How many people notice traffic signs but disregard them? What about the impact alcohol has on our health? Why don’t facts change our minds? Guest speakers […]
The Dis-ease of Being Busy
It’s not a surprise to hear about the Busyness Disease running rampant in the U.S. Americans are known to reward each other for dedicating long work […]