Physician Impairment Focus of JAMA Article Co-Authored by Director of Professionals Treatment at Promises

Greg Skipper, MD, the Director of Professional Health Services at Promises Treatment Centers, co-authored an article on physician impairment that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 2, 2013 – Greg Skipper, MD, the Director of Professional Health Services at Promises Treatment Centers, co-authored an article on…

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Why Is Rehab So Important?

For those struggling with weight loss or addiction, a pill that could cure drug dependency overnight or magically melt 100 pounds away seems like the goal: an impossible, yet endlessly desirable gift. Our bodies, however, have the right idea. Going through the difficult and taxing work of detox and then the long, grueling journey of…

Is Nicotine a ‘Gateway Drug’ for Cocaine?

Despite the differences in their legal status, both nicotine and cocaine are known for their ability to cause physical dependence and addiction. The path to dependence and addiction typically begins when use of a given substance makes changes in the way the brain produces or breaks down dopamine, a naturally occurring chemical that plays several…

What Lies Beneath the Fear of Choking?

Many people suffer from an irrational and unreasonable fear of becoming ill or dying that is so strong it can actually bring on terrifying medical symptoms that seem entirely real. These fears, which come in a variety of forms, are often grouped under the catchall term “hypochondria,” and give a clear indication of just how…

Coping Mechanisms to Aid Your Recovery

Life is filled with challenges, interpersonal conflict, physical and emotional pain, loss, and stress.  It doesn’t matter who you are – no one goes through life unscathed.  Some people also experience significant trauma, be it a childhood scarred by abuse, neglect or the tragic loss of one or both parents; a near-death experience as an…