Tuesday, May 10, 2016

How older adults are getting addicted through their Dr.'s

Over the last few years I have been to funerals for older adults addicted to Heroin and or pain killers. 

With Prince seemingly having died from an overdose of a prescribed medication.. This brings to life a huge problem for everyone, but most people do not understand until it is to late. 

Doctors prescribe pain medication, then stop but the patient is already addicted physically. The cheapest alternative is Heroin. 

It is up to the patient to be conservative (unless absolutely needed) with the level of physically addictive pain meds even if prescribed. Here is a great article on CNN about this issue.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/09/health/opioid-risk-middle-age-prince/index.html

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Kendall Wagner, MFT #31553
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Semi Adult Children in perspective

I wanted to share a few videos. They are both funny and true. As a parent and psychotherapist.. It doesn't matter what mistakes you made yesterday as long as you do not repeat them tomorrow.
Enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLpE1Pa8vvI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qesFpsi2mII