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Wilderness Therapy: Nature as a Treatment Resource

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett,

When wilderness therapy first came on the scene, it evolved into a ’hoods in the woods scenario, where it was a toss-up who was tougher, the teens or the guides. Needless to say, it was rife with problems, the chief among them being lack of proper oversight, regulations, and quality training.  Mo

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Microdosing and Treating Wellness with Psychedelics

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett,

Psychedelics may have had their heyday in the 1960s, but they haven’t gone anywhere in that time. Sure, some people still use the (illegal) drug to get high, to “expand their consciousness”. But a new trend has emerged that positions LSD as a tool for increased emotional wellness.

The conce

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Baby Boomers and the Opioid Epidemic

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett,

The national opioid epidemic is indisputable, with headlines like 200% increase in opioid-related deaths plastered across newspaper and television news with increasing frequency. Yet the stereotypical picture of who these numbers represent tend to stay fixed on younger people, probably those hanging

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Kratom: Methadone Alternative or Lethal?

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett,

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 popular for both alternative medicine purposes

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Can medical marijuana be curbing be opioid epidemic?

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett,

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 addiction being treated with medical marijuana

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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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