By Clint Fletcher Becoming a pro athlete in the U.S. is no easy feat. Out of a population of 328 million, only a select few make the cut each year. According to the NCAA, the five major sports leagues (baseball, football, hockey, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball) only have just under 1,800 draft picks combined […]
By Wesley Gallagher If you’ve done any research on therapy before, you might recognize the term Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). But what you might not know is that CBT, while beneficial for a range of mental health issues, has also been proven to be effective in treating addiction. In fact, it is widely used in […]
It’s been one heck of a chaotic year for the world of American sports, one that most of us are unlikely to forget anytime soon. COVID-19 initiated lockdowns and event cancellations in March of last year, and every professional sports league has had to make its own decisions about how to proceed safely.
By Beau Black While that’s true of many things in life, it’s particularly true of the recovery process. Because of the investment required — time, energy, money, and the break from daily life and work — it’s crucial to make sure treatment pays off and that you experience the full benefits of drug and alcohol […]
I’ve often noticed in my patients that their most prized organ can be the first one to forget. They come to me for glowing skin, prevention of heart disease or general weight loss but few come and ask for a “brain health” plan. In fact — the brain is the first organ we should cater to if our goal is a better and longer life.
Entering a recovery program raises a number of practical challenges, like how to deal with work, family, pets, and other commitments that must be temporarily placed on hold during treatment.
In the past couple of years, thousands upon thousands of Californians—northern, southern and nestled in between—have contemplated the question that many of us have only considered hypothetically: What would you take if evacuating a fire?
The opioid epidemic continues to plague the United States at a rapid pace with no end in sight. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, an average of 130 Americans die from opioid overdose every day, and approximately 2 million people admitted to having an opioid problem in 2018. While opioid addiction can affect all age groups and all social classes, there’s one particular group that’s been hit especially hard: athletes.