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5 things to do if you think you have an addict in your house.

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, February 06, 2018

Dr. Robin Barnett

When addiction enters your home, it can be very disorienting as questions flood your mind.

Should I say something to my loved one? Do we have an intervention?What is rehab, anyway?

If this sounds all too familiar, know you are not alone. These are the same questions everyo

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What Is Fentanyl and Why Are People Dying from It?

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, February 28, 2018

Dr. Robin Barnett

Fentanyl first burst into many people’s awareness with passing of iconic pop star, Prince. When he died of an accidental overdose of the opioid pain medication in April, suddenly everyone wanted to know what the drug was. And then they heard that, in fact, people were dying fr

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Sugar Addiction: How the sugar industry misdirected the masses.

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, December 18, 2016

 Dr. Robin Barnett, EdD, LCSW, LCADC, CSAT

Maybe you’ve seen the comparison: they are both white and granular and can make an addict out of you in no time flat. Except using one will land you in jail and the other you almost can’t avoid if you tried.

I am talking about the similarities be

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Can medical marijuana be curbing be opioid epidemic?

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, January 18, 2017

Dr. Robin Barnett, EdD, LCSW, LCADC, CSAT

Some intriguing news stories have popped up lately.

“New study finds that medical marijuana may be helping to curb the opioid epidemic.” —The Washington Post

“Can medical marijuana help end the opioid epidemic?” —Time.com

“Opioid ad

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Kratom: Methadone Alternative or Lethal?

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, April 18, 2017

Dr. Robin Barnett, EdD, LCSW, LCADC, CSAT

It’s likely you’ve never heard of kratom. Certainly, the West Coast E.R. doctor whose patient showed up suffering from kratom withdrawal never had. And when she looked it up, she discovered it is a leaf from Asia with opiate-like properties that was p

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Dr. Robin Barnett is a revered behavioral health expert, certified sex addiction expert and former CEO of Park Bench Group Counseling, a progressive addiction rehabilitation facility in Northfield, New Jersey, which she co-founded in 2006 and sold in 2014.

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