“But It’s Legal Now!” – Experts Weigh in on How to Talk to Kids About Marijuana

Barry Lessin, MS, is a licensed psychologist who has been serving the Philadelphia region for over 40 years. In his practice, he helps youth and families avoid the harms of drug use and build stronger relationships. He’s also co-founder, along with Carol Beyer, of Families for Sensible Drug Policy, an organization dedicated to implementing innovative…

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Should Alcoholics Qualify for Liver Transplants?

Three years ago, one of my uncles – a long-time alcoholic – was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver. He was told he didn’t qualify for a new one, and so he continued to drink – all the way until his death a few short months later. Alcoholism and Liver Disease In 2015, more than…

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    Barry Lessin, MS, is a licensed psychologist who has been serving the Philadelphia region for over 40 years. In his practice, he helps youth and families avoid the harms of drug use and build stronger relationships. He’s also co-founder, along with Carol Beyer, of Families for Sensible Drug Policy, an organization dedicated to implementing innovative…

  • A first-of-its-kind study reveals teens who drink alone are much more than "at-risk." Teens Who Drink Solo Are in More Trouble Than We Thought

    Have you found yourself knocking a few back when no one else is around? A recent study calls solitary drinking into question, finding that young people who drink alone are more likely to struggle with alcoholism as they enter adulthood. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University studied over 700 young adults’…

  • A new study reveals Baclofen isn't quite the miracle drug we'd hoped for. The Confusion Continues: Can Baclofen Treat Alcoholism or Not?

    What happens when researchers deliver conflicting results? What should we believe? A recent study examining the effectiveness of baclofen in alcohol dependence seems to fly in the face of previous research. Experts are questioning whether or not this drug is effective in treating alcohol dependence. Just the Facts, Please Baclofen is a muscle relaxant and…

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    Drunk driving can have serious consequences, including injury and death. If you’re an underage driver, you will be slammed with a DUI (driving under the influence) charge if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level is 0.01% or higher; if you are underage, you cannot have any alcohol in your bloodstream when you are behind the wheel of a…

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    With the holidays just around the corner you may be wondering how you can stay sober with parties, dinners, and social gatherings. Whether you are newly sober or 5 years into your recovery, it can be difficult to gear up for sobriety during the holidays. Holidays are also a time when people reunite with family…

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