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Pandemic drinking is on the rise

Pandemic drinking is on the rise. Here’s how to set healthy limits

Research shows that Americans are drinking more during the pandemic. Here’s why that’s troubling — and what experts suggest to avoid overdoing it. Have you found yourself drinking more during the pandemic? If the answer is “Cheers!,” you’re not alone. Adults across the country reported imbibing 14% more often in spring 2020 than the same …

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Champagne Problems Podcast

Champagne Problems Podcast Episode #2 We had a great conversation Steven Scanlan, M.D. who  is Board Certified in both General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and currently owns and runs Palm Beach Outpatient Detox in South Florida.  Dr. Scanlan is an expert in psychopharmacology, which is the study of substance-induced changes in mood, sensation, thinking, and …

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Visiting a doctor during a pandemic

Pandemic anniversary anxiety is real. A San Antonio doctor shares how to cope.

At this point last year, the world was reeling from the first effects of the new global pandemic. While strides have been made since then, anniversary-induced anxieties can be drudged up as people look back at the year we’ve endured. Local expert Dr. Don McGeary, of UT Health San Antonio’s psychiatry and rehabilitation medicine department, …

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What is Telepsychiatry?

Telemedicine is the process of providing health care from a distance through technology, often using videoconferencing. Telepsychiatry, a subset of telemedicine, can involve providing a range of services including psychiatric evaluations, therapy (individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy), patient education and medication management. Telepsychiatry can involve direct interaction between a psychiatrist and the patient. It …

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Early Data Show Promise in Telephone Counseling for Opioid-Use Disorder

Early Data Show Promise in Telephone Counseling for Opioid-Use Disorder

Providers grapple with how to protect vulnerable patients and maintain addiction treatment. For 46-year-old Jocelyn Tavarez, maintaining access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) during the pandemic meant going from “The Flintstones” to “The Jetsons” in a matter of days, she told MedPage Today. Tavarez has been receiving MAT and other services at CODAC Behavioral Healthcare — …

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John Gilbert Getty Died from Complications

John Gilbert Getty Died from Complications of Accidental Fentanyl Overdose: Medical Examiner

The cause of death for John Gilbert Getty, the grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, has been revealed two months after his death at the age of 52. Getty died of cardiomyopathy and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, complicated by fentanyl toxicity, the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office in Texas confirms to PEOPLE. The office …

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