Author - Jason Powers, M.D

On a Roll

People say it all the time: “She’s on a roll.”  “He’s on a winning streak.”  “They’re feeling it.”  In sports it’s called “in the zone;” golfers say the cup looks a foot wide on those days.  Songwriters say the music pours out of them.  Business people describe certain times [...]

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Stoner-Turned-Doctor Sees Dark Side of Pot

I caution that we take a long, hard look at the permissive tidal wave in favor of marijuana legalization. As for condoning recreational use, we need to be careful before we unlock that door. Because, in a tidal wave, once you open a door, it may not be so [...]

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For an Addict in Denial, Tomorrow May Never Come

Addiction is the one disease that seems intent on keeping the inflicted convinced that they don't have a problem. It is a sneaky disease, working with its partner, denial, to further its insidious goals. The smoker has a persistent cough, but swears he'll quit next week, after his big presentation [...]

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