OCCASIONALLY, WHEN I AM LISTENING TO A YOUNG MAN OR WOMAN WHO IS LOST IN LIFE, WHO DOES NOT SEEM TO FIT IN WITH THEIR FAMILY, FRIENDS, JOB, CAREER, OR TOWN, I REMIND THEM THAT FOR A FEW HUNDRED DOLLARS AND LESS THAN 5 HOURS ON AN AIRPLANE, THEY CAN MOVE TO ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES WHERE THEY MAY FIND A BETTER SOCIAL FIT, VARIED JOB AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, MORE LIFE SATISFACTION, AND, POSSIBLY, INTERNAL PEACE AND HAPPINESS.

Charles Tadros, M.D. February 2, 2022 Saint Louis, Missouri

FOR PEOPLE WITH SEVERE ADDICTIONS, THE ADDICTIONS, AND THEIR ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS, FEEL LIKE BREATHING: AUTOMATIC, CYCLIC, THOUGHTLESS, NATURAL, AND NEEDED FOR LIFE. THIS IS WHY, WHEN AN ADDICT PROMISES THEMSELVES, AND OTHERS, THAT THEY CAN QUIT (and that they will quit, when they are, “good and ready”), IT IS AS IF THEY HAVE PROMISED TO HOLD THEIR BREATH. THEY MAY BE ABLE TO DO IT FOR A WHILE, BUT, EVENTUALLY, EVERY SEVERE ADDICT WILL RELAPSE. THEY HAVE TO BREATHE.

Severe addiction, heck, probably most addictions, require that sufferers ask for, receive, use, and follow through with professional help in order to decrease and cease the repetitive behavior(s). Many addictions often lead to financial, familial, work/career, health, and even legal problems. Addictions are medical illnesses (not just legal issues), with far reaching personal and socialContinue reading “FOR PEOPLE WITH SEVERE ADDICTIONS, THE ADDICTIONS, AND THEIR ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS, FEEL LIKE BREATHING: AUTOMATIC, CYCLIC, THOUGHTLESS, NATURAL, AND NEEDED FOR LIFE. THIS IS WHY, WHEN AN ADDICT PROMISES THEMSELVES, AND OTHERS, THAT THEY CAN QUIT (and that they will quit, when they are, “good and ready”), IT IS AS IF THEY HAVE PROMISED TO HOLD THEIR BREATH. THEY MAY BE ABLE TO DO IT FOR A WHILE, BUT, EVENTUALLY, EVERY SEVERE ADDICT WILL RELAPSE. THEY HAVE TO BREATHE.”

IN MY MEDICAL PRACTICE, I HAVE TAKEN CARE OF SEVERAL, YOUNG, HIGH SCHOOL MEN WHO WERE ABOUT TO GRADUATE. WHEN I WOULD ASK THEM WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO NEXT, AFTER COMPETING HIGH SCHOOL, SEVERAL WOULD STATE THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING WITH ONLINE, OR MULTIPLAYER GAMING. I WOULD THEN ASK IF THEY WANTED TO CODE GAMES, WRITE STORYLINES, DRAW THE ARTWORK, ETC.? THESE MEN WOULD PAUSE AND THEN, UNIFORMLY, THEY WOULD STATE THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO PLAY THE NEWEST VIDEO GAMES AND GET GOOD ENOUGH IN ORDER TO ADVISE THE GAME DEVELOPERS HOW TO DESIGN BETTER LEVELS AND BETTER GAMES.

Charles Tadros, M.D. October 3, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

IT IS EXTREMELY CONFUSING. THESE ARE ONLY SOME OF THE PROFESSIONS WHO REQUEST THAT YOU CALL THEIR DEGREED AND CERTIFIED MEMBERS, “DOCTOR”. ALMOST ALL HAVE DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCES, CAREERS, FOCUS, AND COMPETENCIES.

Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy (many different areas of specialization) M.D., Doctor of Medicine D.O., Doctor of Osteopathy D.P.M., Doctor of Podiatric Medicine D.D.S. or D.M.D, Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine O.D., Doctor of Optometry Pharm.D., Doctor of Pharmacy D.N.P., Doctor of Nursing Practice D.N.Sc, Doctor of Nursing Science D.S.L.P., Doctor ofContinue reading “IT IS EXTREMELY CONFUSING. THESE ARE ONLY SOME OF THE PROFESSIONS WHO REQUEST THAT YOU CALL THEIR DEGREED AND CERTIFIED MEMBERS, “DOCTOR”. ALMOST ALL HAVE DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCES, CAREERS, FOCUS, AND COMPETENCIES.”

RULES WHICH ARE INTUITIVE, SHORT, SIMPLE, CONSISTENTLY APPLIED AND UNIFORMLY APPLIED, EVEN IF NOT UNIVERSALLY AGREED UPON, ARE COMFORTING, UNIFYING, JOB SAVING, CAREER SAVING, AND LIFE SAVING.

Charles Tadros, M.D. July 25, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri