Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Adi Jaffe Ph.D.
Anonymity was put in place to protect Alcoholics Anonymous from the slip-ups of its members and to give those members safety nearly 100 years ago. It's time to change the approach.
Some phrases are damaging to those they're applied to. Sometimes, these are taken for granted and simply ignored. But that doesn't mean they don't matter.
COVID-19 has everyone on edge, but a few simple tools can help reduce stress, get yourself on track, and make sure you come out of this at your best.
There's reason to be optimistic about the recent CDC report, but careful examination tells us it isn't time to take out the victory announcements quite yet.
Toxic masculinity is the term of the day to describe men behaving badly, but what if we're avoiding the real underlying problem?
Who is most susceptible, and what can we all do to avoid being the least aware person in the room?
Why fighting with people who are less knowledgable typically leads to nowhere. There could be a simple explanation.
Recovery Month is about celebrating victories and making it obvious to those who are struggling that there IS a way out!
Everyone wants to be happier, and Loretta Breuning has made it her mission to figure out why.
When you mirror the behavior of others, it helps them connect to you more intimately. So what does that have to do with compulsion?
Addiction is rampant and the answer is clear: We have to double down on traditional treatment. Or maybe not?
Many of us don't show up for those in need. Why? Here's the problem with helping behavior in public and how that relates to the failures of addiction treatment.
Are we burning ourselves out or are we going soft?
While we all know our vote matters, did you know your vote could save lives? Voting for candidates who favor harm reduction policy could change our treatment system for the better.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. While mental health is a lifelong journey, it can be helpful to set aside some focused time to reflect on your own wellness.
Although harm reduction is a controversial topic in the field of addiction treatment, many people are benefitting from these life saving strategies and treatments.
While ketamine is known as a party drug and for its use in veterinary medicine, recent research suggests it could be helpful in treating alcohol addiction and in harm reduction.
Research shows a connection between unhealthy eating, obseity & the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Being mindful about your eating could help address both!
We don't always handle stress well and sometimes we rely on drinking or drugs, even if those have proved harmful. Here are 10 alternatives, so you can have a little variety.
We often find it challenging to change habits related to eating, exercise, jobs, etc. Why are bad habits so hard to change?
Could compassion and harm reduction save countless lives? We sure think so!
If addiction is a biological disease, or a spiritual malady, then why is it that the vast majority of those who experience it share difficult childhoods? ACE's bridge the gap.
The power of social relationships and of the influence of others in addiction is well known, so why do we keep pretending that it's all about the drugs?
The Fundamental Attribution Error is one of the most basic concepts in social psychology and it is also one of the main reasons those with mental health struggle are stigmatized.
Fentanyls have become the most likely cause of overdose in the U.S., but so few of us know what the drugs are and why they're so dangerous.
Everyone is always looking for the next fix to help in addiction and Kratom is a relative newcomer to the list. So should it be included more frequently or is it too dangerous?
Initially focused on lowly addicts, opiate epidemic investigations slowly shifted to chronic pain & prescription habits. But have dentists been contributing with little attention?
If you think harm reduction means giving needles to heroin addicts so they keep using, read this to learn about some people changing the world.
Opioid addiction has been the epidemic that has drawn all of our attention for a decade. But as the pendulum swings, we find that we've taken our eye off of meth.
Business should make money, right? But in a system where health and money are endlessly intertwined, what is the right profit margin for those who produce life-saving medications?
Adi Jaffe, Ph.D., is a lecturer at UCLA and the CEO of IGNTD, an online company that produces podcasts and educational programs on mental health and addiction.