Do You Self Medicate?

Do You Self Medicate?

The healthy, and unhealthy, ways to self medicate.

Mindfulness and Harm Reduction in Addiction—The Caffeine Example

When we depart our abstinence fixation, we can really approach addictions

Can Therapy Be Addictive? : The Power and Terror of Termination

What happens when psychotherapy goes on either too briefly or too long?

Why We Fear our Deepest Gifts

Embracing the thrilling risk of authenticity

The Benefits of Addiction: Why Alcoholics Drink

How to think about the plusses alcoholics are pursuing

Understanding the Continuum of Addiction and the Addictive Personality

Just because you're not drinking doesn't mean that you're sober.

Is it Possible to Have Too Much Therapy?

A cartoon about people who smile too much.

Sometimes Stop Is Just the Beginning

Up for an adventure? Try a new fantasy flavor!

The Making of the American Junkie

Medication, medication, medication…

Serial Sex

Why celebrities and the powerful risk everything for forbidden pleasure

Why yawning is contagious

Yawning may have its roots in social bonding

The Seductive (But Dangerous) Allure of Gabor Maté

Gabor Maté is admirable, but leads us down the wrong road

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

Helpful Reminders During Challenging Times

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

Avoidance, Sobriety and Reality: The Psychology of Addiction

The antidote to addiction is learning to tolerate reality.

Have You Ever Noticed? People Take Drugs

I wonder if we'll ever do away with drugs?

Self-Medication or Self-Soothing

Finding practical ways to manage depression

Why I Am Against Bipolar Meds

The extremes both for and against meds give new meaning to the word Bipolar.

Manage Emotional Pains with RAINS

RAIN on your parade of negative thinking habits.

Alcohol and Sleep: A Bigger Problem for Women

Alcohol or a placebo - How does that work, exactly?

The Yoga Revolution... and Its Opponents

Is news of the dark side of Yoga just hype?

Becoming Single Again: People Who Are Kind to Themselves Do It Better

The triumph of compassion over self-flagellation

Whence the Compliments for Complementary Medicine?

The psychology of looking beyond science-based medicine for pain relief.

From Self-Indulgence to Self-Nurturing

Can self-indulgence be a kind of self-medication?

Arthritis and Food: Pain Relief Through Mastication?

And the calorie count is not so bad either.

Medicinal Marijuana: The Myth, The Money, The Munchies

Marijuana has been used as a medical treatment for many centuries.

Depression is a Disorder of Power so Here's a Way to Power Up

This technique can quickly diagnose and lift away depression's dark cloud.

Panic Attacks Are Puzzles, Not Illnesses: Find the "Butterfly-Thought"

When intense fear with no apparent cause suddenly overwhelms you, try this.

Study Finds Regular Marijuana Use Damages Teenage Brains

Teenage brains are vulnerable to regular marijuana use.

Better Living through Chemistry: Make Self-Medicating Work for You

We all self medicate. Be sure you do it thoughtfully and safely.

Earlier Drinking Age = More Stress-Drinking Later

The earlier you start drinking, the more you will stress-drink.