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Gaming Disorder and a new diagnosis?

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, August 18, 2018

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

As of June 18, 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) has added Gaming Disorder to it’s list as a mental health disorder.  Gaming disorder will be included in the the next publication from the organization, under “disorders due to addictive behavi

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When Your Kid Deals Drugs: The Victimization of Addiction

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, August 01, 2018

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

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed the other day and came across a post that laid out the facts about a local drug bust of a kid who had gotten hooked on heroin and ended up dealing the drug. He was arrested twice within in a week, and, as the Faceb

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Surviving Life After Suicide: 10 Things to Expect

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, August 18, 2018

The absolute worst thing that could happen, has happened. Someone you love took their own life. Much of the time this happens without warning. They haven’t revealed anything abnormal, they haven’t given away their prize possessions. They were happy the last time you saw them, which could even be

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The Addiction Treatment Industry Is in an Ethics Crisis

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, July 15, 2018

Nearly everyone in America knows that our country is living through an opioid epidemic that is addicting and killing millions of our people. In addition to looking at why that is and how we can curb its growth, the more immediate need is to treat those affected by addictions of all kinds.

And mor

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What Is Fentanyl and Why Is It Killing So Many of Our Kids?

Posted by: Dr. Robin Barnett, July 02, 2018

Though most of us know about the opioid epidemic in this country, many people have not heard of one of the more powerful—and deadly—varieties, fentanyl. It is what killed Prince in 2016 and is the drug responsible for nearly 5000 emergency room visits due to drug-related seizures in 2014. Though

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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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