Screening and Behavioral Intervention for Unhealthy Alcohol Use

Study and Research Book Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Unhealthy alcohol use is defined as a spectrum of behaviors, ranging from risky drinking to alcohol use disorder (AUD), by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). It is the third leading cause of preventable mortality in the United States. The recent USPSTF update to the 2013 recommendation [...]
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Teens and Poor Decision-Making: What is a Parent to do?

Teenager struggling with opiates Today’s teenagers and their adolescent brains are exposed to numerous pressures. Academics, sports, and extracurricular activities are becoming more and more competitive. Furthermore, young adolescents are growing up in the era of widespread technology, the vast influence of social media, and more significant tendencies toward stress and anxieties. Steering through such volatile times with your [...]
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Alternative Options to Self-Soothe Other Than Alcohol

Lady using Alternative Options to Self-Soothe by taking a bath When our bodies are under stress, it activates our stress-response system with the goal to maintain homeostasis or a physiological balance. As a result of ongoing stress, this stress-response system can create unwanted emotional experiences like anxiety and depression. This is when it is crucial to find alternative options to self-soothe other than alcohol. When [...]
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Teen Vaping: A Rising Concern!

Teen Vaping and Holding Juul Vape Pen Every year since 1975, the NIDA-funded Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey provides valuable insight into drug use and related trends of American youth. The most recent results of the 2018 MTF survey delivered some shocking news: skyrocketing in Teen Vaping and the use of nicotine in E-cigarette and vaping devices since 2017. Teen Vaping & e-cigarette [...]
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Assessing the Standardization of Physician Mental Health Screenings

Doctor thinking about Physician Mental Health Screenings Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Physicians are dying at much higher rates of suicide than the general population. Due to job stresses and barriers to treatment, resident physicians are more likely to undergo depression. So, how should Physician Mental Health Screenings be addressed? A recently published article discusses the importance of mental health [...]
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