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Weight Gain With Methadone Treatment For Opioid Addiction

Posted March 19, 2015 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Weight gain is not an uncommon phenomenon with addiction treatment. This has been reported both in smokers and in those with alcohol addiction. Now a study by Jennifer Fenn and colleagues from the University of Vermont report significant weight gain with methadone treatment for opioid addiction in a paper published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. The retrospective chart review include… Read More »

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Using Foods To Cope Promotes Weight Gain

Posted March 18, 2015 by Arya M. Sharma, MD

Using food as a coping strategy is not uncommon. Now, Mary Boggiano and colleagues from the University of Birmingham, Alabama, in a paper published in Appetite, report that using tasty foods as a coping strategy is associated with weight gain. The study administered the Palatable Eating Motives Scale (PEMS), which assesses eating for coping motives (e.g., to forget about problems, reduce negative … Read More »

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Post-Divorce: Do You Need A Therapist?

Posted February 27, 2015 by Anonymous

People don’t like to talk about needing a therapist. Often there is a stigma attached, but I’m honestly not sure where I’d be today if it weren’t for my therapist, Andrea Share. The countless hours I spent chatting with Andrea […]

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Study Finds Teens Are Less Reliant On Social Networks

Posted January 6, 2015 by Anonymous

Social networks, the term has come to mean more than one thing in our society. And this particular study can really throw you for a loop if you focus on what most of us now think of when we say […]

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Some Days Are Tougher Than Others

Posted December 11, 2014 by Sara

Sometimes it’s hard to do this by myself. Sometimes, most of the time, I can’t imagine doing this parenting thing with another person. Relinquishing control would be too hard on me. Sometimes I’m grateful to not have a relationship on […]

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