Say No to the “J” Word

Ellen Leanse, Apple and Google alum, recently posted a commentary on the word “just.” She illustrated how often, and in what contexts, women utilize and rely on this word. Not only do women use the “J” word far more than men, but by and large, they do so in a deferential or apologetic fashion. “I … Read More

My Story is Your Story

Motherhood immediately changed my perception of many previously held beliefs. For example, I quickly learned that sleep has far more value than money, showering every other day is reasonable, and wearing the same outfit two days in a row is more than acceptable. But, it is in the months following childbirth that profound and life-changing … Read More

Treating Co-occurring Disorders Together: It’s Time for Change

A tragic story was reported in the news earlier this month; it centered on a young man’s effort to obtain treatment for alcoholism and bulimia. After getting bounced around from clinic to clinic in Arizona and California, Brandon Jacques ultimately died of sudden cardiac arrest. He was the victim of negligent treatment and multiple flaws in the health care systems from which he sought help. These flaws involved clinical ignorance in the area of assessment and treatment of … Read More

Power, Productivity and Pills: A Dangerous Triad

Adderall is the prescription drug that just keeps on giving, regrettably continuing to give treatment centers like Timberline Knolls more profoundly addicted people to treat. Adderall is an amphetamine. It’s legitimately used to treat narcolepsy and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). For years, this drug was typically misused by college students to facilitate studying. Then, … Read More