Is Porn a Threat to Public Health?

Wendy Maltz, LCSW, DST, is an internationally recognized psychotherapist, sex therapist, and author of numerous books on sexuality, including The Porn Trap: The Essential Guide to Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography.  How porn influences the brain is very important to realize and consider.  In her article, Is Porn a Threat to Public Health? Here Are the Questions […]

A Neuroscientist Explores The Biology Of Addiction In ‘Never Enough’

Terry Gross interviews Judith Geisel on Fresh Air. Geisel is a professor of psychology at Bucknell University, where she studies how addictive drugs work on the brain. Her new book is Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction.” She reviews the neurobiology of addiction and what happens to the brain when certain substances are ingested […]

My Heart Still Beats

I wanted to share this series My Heart Still Beats from Vermont Public Radio. It is a six-part series from Writers for Recovery and VPR, featuring conversation about addiction and original writing from the recovery community around Vermont.” Included is an interview with Kate O’Neill in part six and she speaks about her sister who […]

Healthy Relationships are Important for Our Health

My friend and colleague Dr. Julie Neal just sent out her monthly newsletter and I wanted to share something written by her team of doctors including Dr Rosia Parrish and Dr. Cheri King on healthy relationships.  I would suggest getting on her newsletter and you can do that by going to her website:  They […]

Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Affects the Developing Brain

This is a great article that talks about research and findings of prenatal exposure to cannabis. Children born to moms who smoked or ingested marijuana during pregnancy suffer higher rates of depression, hyperactivity, and inattention.” To read the article, please click the link below. Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Affects the Developing Brain

When You Don’t Remember Your Sexual Assault

One of my colleagues passed this article on to me so I thought I would share. Please click the link below to read. Zoe is one of many survivors who only remember an experience of sexual assault years after it happened, in what might be referred to as delayed recall (the term “repressed memories” is […]

The Making of the Opioid Epidemic

I have had the opportunity to work in inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings with some amazing individuals and families struggling with addiction. I often come across articles and research about the opioid epidemic. I thought I would share this article on the history of this national and international crisis. “The head of the FDA at […]

Love Is Not a Permanent State of Enthusiasm: An Interview with Esther Perel

Esther Perel is known for her book “Mating in Captivity” (2006), “The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity” (2017), and her podcast “Where Should We Begin?”  She is a psychotherapist and has worked in the field for years all over the world.  Of all the therapists I have looked to for insight and information on how […]

Heavy Screen Time Appears to Impact Children’s Brains

There is so much research out there about the impact of screen time on children’s brains.  If you are a doctor, therapist and/or in the health profession, you may find people asking you about the research on brain development.  It is important to know the research to be able to make an informed decision about […]

Sleep and Teens

This is an interesting article about how teens need to start later in the day to perform best.  You may think your kid is just lazy when in fact, they need more sleep and need to begin the day later than expected.  I remember sleeping until 11 or 12am on the weekends, trying to catch […]