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on television as an addiction expert,
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About Dr. Robin
Dr. Robin Barnett holds degrees and certifications in the fields of mental health and addiction therapy. She authored the book, Addict In The House, A No-Nonsense Family Guide Through Addiction & Recovery. She appears as a guest expert on national TV networks, including ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, Nightline, 20/20, MTV, and The Steve Wilkos Show.
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How Dr. Robin Can Help
Substance Use Disorder
Working through addictions is a challenging and exhausting situation, whether you are the individual struggling, or the family trying to
Clinical Hypnosis by-passes our conscious brain, and directly accesses where we store problematic issues.
Trauma and EMDR Therapy
Trauma therapy including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) can be effective both immediately following a traumatic incident, and at
Addictions do not all come in the form of substance use. Behavioral or “process addictions” can be equally as detrimental
Mental Health Counseling
Mental Health Counseling addresses all forms of psychological, behavioral and emotional problems.
Sometimes, therapy is not enough. Coaching a newly sober individual is an ongoing and day to day process that can
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Virus Shaming – Are You Guilty?
Virus shaming may become the next social disorder if not addressed immediately. This new behavior is a cross between bullying and peer pressure and is occurring more profoundly since America
What to Do When Working with Families of Addicts
When a family comes to you because their loved one has an addiction, they bring with them a unique set of issues. They are frightened and traumatized by the chaos
Sex Addiction: A Family Disease
by Dr. Robin Barnett, EdD, LCSW, LCADC, CSAT The mainstream psychotherapy world is still getting its arms around sex addiction, yet the behaviors that comprise it are nothing new to
Five things to do if you think you have an addict in your house.
When addiction enters your home, it can be very disorienting as questions flood your mind. Should I say something to my loved one? Do we have an intervention?What is rehab,
Why Is Fentanyl Killing So Many of Our Kids?
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
Families in Crisis: The Importance of Comprehensive Care
When a person abuses drugs or alcohol, their addiction demands focus as it churns constant crises around them—physical, psychological, financial, and legal. While the addicted person stands at the center
Gray Death: Why People Use Drugs They Know Will Kill Them
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
Ten ways to de-stress on a budget after a long work week.
De-stressing doesn’t always have to cost money. In times of long work hours, and shortened free time, we tend to cram all of our needed life tasks into the only
Treating Addiction Within the LGBTQ Community: Not One Size Fits All
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
What President Trump’s Opioid Public Health Emergency Really Means
Dr. Robin Barnett On October 26, 2017, President Trump called our country’s opioid epidemic a “national public health emergency” and promised to put the full weight of the federal government
Wilderness Therapy: Nature as a Treatment Resource
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.
Microdosing and Treating Wellness with Psychedelics
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
Baby Boomers and the Opioid Epidemic
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
Gaming Disorder and a new diagnosis?
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,
When Your Kid Deals Drugs: The Victimization of Addiction
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
Can medical marijuana be curbing the opioid epidemic?
Some intriguing news stories have popped up lately: “New study finds that medical marijuana may be helping to curb the opioid epidemic.” —The Washington Post “Can medical marijuana help end
Kratom: Methadone Alternative or Lethal?
Dr. Robin Barnett, EdD, LCSW, LCADC, CSAT It’s likely you’ve never heard of kratom. Certainly, the West Coast E.R. doctor whose patient showed up suffering from kratom withdrawal never had.
How do other cultures deal with addiction, and what can we learn from them?
How the United States deals with addiction is a hotly debated subject—with strong opinions on completely different ends of the spectrum—but how does the rest of the world deal with
What Is Fentanyl and Why Are People Dying from It?
Fentanyl first burst into many people’s awareness with passing of iconic pop star, Prince. When he died of an accidental overdose of the opioid pain medication in April, suddenly everyone
Is Drama Addictive?
Does it feel like you are always attracting dramatic situations to your life or engaging in activities that are risky, painful, emotional, exciting or create anger? If so… you may