All posts by Stephan Roberts PhD

Opiods: Testing for addiction

In America, 75 percent of heroin addicts got their start with a prescription opiate. Opioids are the primary cause of overdose deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine there were, “20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers, and

Eating Nuts Cracks Disease Risk

A handful of nuts a day slashes the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other diseases according to scientists worldwide who continue to research the link between health and nut consumption.. In 2016, researchers from the UK and Norway published an article, “Nut consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease, total cancer, all-cause and cause-

Decrease Risk and Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Joan Lawrence, a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist who works at Sylvania’s Assessment & Family Therapy Center of Northwest Ohio, discussed the impact of Alzheimer’s Disease, “We still don’t know what causes it (although we’re starting to get some pretty good ideas of what the underlying neuropathological processes are), we can’t cure it yet, and

Alcohol Abuse and Seniors

It is a misconception to believe that older adults do not frequently use alcohol and drugs, according to Dr. Alexis Kuerbisin, writing in the journal Clinical Geriatric Medicine. Research indicates that the use of substances among people 60 and older has been underestimated for decades. The reality is that the need for substance abuse treatment