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Depression, Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Don’t Just Happen to ‘Them’

There’s a cycle that anyone who has a chronic problem with drugs, alcohol, anxiety or depression knows all-too-well: 1) emotional low, 2) self-medication, 3) bad decision-making, 4) hangover/daylight, 5) emotional low. Rinse and repeat. Strangely enough emotional highs result in essentially the same cycle. The problem is this: The cycle[…] Read On

My Traumatic Presurgical Meltdown

Few things are more traumatic than surgery. While the nurses were prepping me for my latest procedure, my blood pressure started to spike. Every time they took a measurement it was way high. Puzzled, the OR nurse said, “Are you feeling OK Mr. Tobak?” “Well, let me see. I haven’t[…] Read On