Monthly Archives: September 2020


It sometimes seems that the world of behavioral health is a mess of letters:  CBT, DBT and EMDR. These acronyms stand for different treatment modalities that are often used during therapy for substance use disorders.   One treatment, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), helps trauma survivors manage intrusive symptoms like flashbacks and disturbing dreams.  In … Read More

Toxic Stress

Stress is a fact of life and we can’t escape it.  Most stress resolves once a person is removed from the situation and research has shown that occasional exposure to stress may actually increase brain health and alertness.  Any prolonged exposure, however, can have long lasting impacts on our overall well being.  In addition, toxic … Read More

Newsweek Names Bayside Marin Among Top 10 Addiction Treatment Centers in California  

San Rafael facility honored for quality of care, reputation, accreditation  SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (September 04, 2020) – Bayside Marin Treatment Center is honored to be among the top 10 facilities in Newsweek’s recent ranking of the best addiction treatment centers in the state of California.  The Newsweek rankings followed an extended review of more than 500 addiction treatment centers in California. Bayside Marin received the sixth-highest score, … Read More


In 2019, the FDA approved esketamine, a derivative of ketamine, for treatment of severe depression when oral anti-depressants alone are unsuccessful.  Ketamine is sometimes thought to be a controversial treatment because despite being used for years in the hospital setting as an anesthetic and painkiller, it is also frequently abused as a recreational club drug.   … Read More