Breaking Free of Addiction

Breaking Free of Addiction

The truth about addiction may surprise you—whether it's drinking or drugs, more people quit on their own than any other way. Still, addiction rates are rising, and painkillers are leading the pack. Here's the latest thinking on how to leave a habit behind.

Debunking Ritalin

By Jefferson M Fish Ph.D.
The over-use of Ritalin is part of a larger picture

Nora Volkow Explains (Not Really) Why People Don't Become Addicted

By Stanton Peele
Nora Volkow and Time Healthland lead us down the dark path of reductionism

Put Some Mindfulness Into Your Eating

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
5 ways to eat less by thinking more

I’m a social smoker: Who are you kidding?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
The slippery slope from social smoking to two packs a day

Our Thirst for Wholeness

By Samantha Smithstein Psy.D.
What is the connection between mental health and spirituality?

"I think, therefore I feel": The Primacy of Thinking

By Stanton E. Samenow Ph.D.
Focusing on feelings results in avoidance of responsibility and excuses

Why Food Isn't an Addiction

By Zanthe Taylor M.F.A.
Parents' job is managing, not eliminating, food cravings in children.

Lessons from Thumbsucking, The Earliest Addiction

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
We can learn lots from these 10 ways to help kids conquer thumb habits.

Are You an Addict?

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
How addictive behaviors cut us off from pain and joy

After a diet, your body remains addicted to food

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton Ph.D.
Why keeping the weight off is so hard, and what you can do about it.

Utilizing the Processes of Change - Part 2

By Ron Breazeale Ph.D.
A discussion of the stages and the processes of change.

Intervene This

By Stanton Peele
The A&E show "Intervention" is reprehensible

The Benefits of Addiction: Why Alcoholics Drink

By Stanton Peele
How to think about the plusses alcoholics are pursuing

The Meaning of Recovery Has Changed -- You Just Don't Know It

By Stanton Peele
The US agency that deals with substance abuse treatment redefines recovery

In Search of What I Believed Was a Deeper Meaning

By Ethan Gilsdorf
The suburbs were a spiritual vacuum.

Aging and Anorexia: Silent Crisis of Eating Disorders in Older Women?

By Pamela Cytrynbaum
Are older women silently starving themselves?

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

Kooky American Positions X: Drug Legalization

By Stanton Peele
Legalize drugs on Obama's watch?—not f'n' likely

Catharsis in the Age of Horror

By Christine Louise Hohlbaum
Why villains can teach us so much.

Killing Minority Children -- The Perfect Republican Politician

By Stanton Peele
Christine Whitman's policy towards needle exchange inspires Republicans

Time to Eat

By Alexis Conason Psy.D.
How to eat in time with your body

Are Rich People Heavy Drinkers?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Rich benefit from moderate drinking

Seven Ways to Say “No” and Keep Good Relations

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Set your boundaries without feeling guilty.

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Helpful Reminders During Challenging Times

Addicted to Facebook? Take the Quiz and Find Out

By Pamela Cytrynbaum
Why do so many midlife women love Facebook?