Author Archives: Dr. Greg Gale, MD

About Dr. Greg Gale, MD

Dr. Greg Gale has been practicing and providing leadership in the field of psychiatry, substance use, and integrated care in the Phoenix metropolitan area for over 11 years. He joins us from his role as a national medical director overseeing behavioral health, substance use, and integrated care services for Humana Behavioral Health. Previously, he was CMO and VP of Clinical Services at Partners in Recovery, a not-for-profit behavioral health and substance use service organization, which operates five clinics throughout Maricopa County. Read more about Dr. Greg Gale, MD 

  • The Warning Signs Of Alcohol Use Disorder
    Friday, May 24th, 2019

    The Warning Signs Of Alcohol Use Disorder

    Although it is acceptable to drink socially, more and more people are binge drinking or start to drink by themselves to feel better or forget, and this becomes a slippery slope that could lead to alcoholism. It’s not always...
  • Teen Mental Illness Rates Are Climbing in the U.S.
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

    Teen Mental Illness Rates Are Climbing in the U.S.

    Various research centers and statistics from sources all over the country indicate that mental illness rates among American teens have been steadily rising for years. Analysts and professionals in the mental health treatment field propose several possible reasons for...
  • The Root of America’s Opioid Epidemic
    Friday, April 19th, 2019

    The Root of America’s Opioid Epidemic

    Millions of Americans suffer from drug addiction every single year. Out of these individuals, many suffer from a dependency on heroin, a powerful opiate that can alter your brain chemistry and cause the development of a severe addiction. After...
  • Drug Possession Laws and Penalties: A Helpful Guide
    Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

    Drug Possession Laws and Penalties: A Helpful Guide

    It’s well known that possession of illicit drugs and related paraphernalia can land someone in big trouble with the law. What is less widely understood is just how much these laws vary across the country. Some individuals who faces...
  • When Should You Worry About Alcohol Addiction?
    Friday, April 12th, 2019

    When Should You Worry About Alcohol Addiction?

    Alcohol addiction can be difficult to identify, especially within yourself. Once you come to understand that you’re suffering from an addiction, it can be even more difficult to seek help. However, waiting to go to alcohol rehab can lead...
  • The Difference Between Being Sober and Being in Recovery
    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

    The Difference Between Being Sober and Being in Recovery

    Sobriety and Recovery: Two Different Paths Alcohol and drug addiction often involve lots of myths and misconceptions, some more harmful than others. However, a very common misconception about these addictions and specifically their recovery processes is the difference between...
  • Xanax Use Causes Lingering Chemical Unbalances & Harmful Withdrawals
    Friday, April 5th, 2019

    Xanax Use Causes Lingering Chemical Unbalances & Harmful Withdrawals

    Xanax is a benzodiazepine. Also known as a benzo, many health professionals prescribe this type of medication to treat mental health issues, such as anxiety and panic disorders. There is, however, growing concern about its illicit use among teenagers...
  • NCADD Names April as the Official Alcohol Awareness Month
    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

    NCADD Names April as the Official Alcohol Awareness Month

    According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, April marks Alcohol Awareness Month. Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused substances by adults in the United States, although the opioid epidemic often overshadows it. While alcohol...
  • The Dangers of College Binge Drinking
    Monday, April 1st, 2019

    The Dangers of College Binge Drinking

    Parents already know what the statistics continue to reveal: binge drinking is still a major threat to college students. One might think by 2019 that getting black out drunk was not so tightly ingrained into the college experience but...