Oxycontin

Oxycontin in the Greater Sacramento Area: As indicated by the Monitoring the Future Survey, Oxycontin has been on the rise nationwide. In our area we have witnessed this epidemic first hand as the number of our clients using this drug has dramatically increased. In my practice alone it represents 25% of my clientele. Most teens…

Steroid Use

Men: Increased risk of prostate enlargement and cancer Decreased testicular size Gynecomastia (growth of breasts) Women: Increased risk of cervical and endometrial cancer Increased risk of osteoporosis Irreversible enlargement of the clitoris Irreversible hoarsening and deepening of the voice Irreversible increase in facial and body hair Decreased breast size Amenorrhea Uterine atrophy Where can I…

The Price of Priviledge

Study Finds Rich Kids More Likely to Use Drugs Than Poor Rich kids from Alameda and Contra Costa counties in California were more likely to use alcohol and other drugs than their peers from poor communities, according to data from California’s Healthy Kids Survey. The Contra Costa Times reported Feb. 19 that disposable income, disconnected…

Halloween Substance Abuse

Halloween, in the recent past, has grown to be one of the major nights to party among adolescents and young adults. The present attitude toward Halloween as a party night is not only reflected by the substance abusing and chemically dependent populations, but it is viewed in much the same way by the mis-using population,…

Going Back to School

What Does Back To School Mean? What “Back to School” can mean for the high school student and also for the college student. August 13, 2013 by Jon Daily, LCSW, CADC II Entering junior high / high school and college can be a very difficult time of life. Just as one is starting to feel…