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Baby Boomers and the Opioid Epidemic

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, May 11, 2017

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, p

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Microdosing and Treating Wellness with Psychedelics

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, June 15, 2017

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

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 f

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Wilderness Therapy: Nature as a Treatment Resource

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, August 01, 2017

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

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 overs

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Treating Addiction Within the LGBTQ Community: Not One Size Fits All

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, September 14, 2017

Dr. Robin Barnett

High addiction rates within the LGBTQ community are well established, yet treatment focusing on the specific needs of this community are not. The fallback position tends to apply a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment—surely addiction is addiction is addiction. What works f

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Gray Death: Why People Use Drugs that They Know Will Kill Them

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, October 20, 2018

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

In what is perhaps the most frightening of all drug combinations to date, Gray Death has emerged as a lethally potent combination of opioids that includes heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil (which can tranquilize a 2,000-pound elephant), and the designer drug

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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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