Do You Self Medicate?

The healthy, and unhealthy, ways to self medicate.

Mindfulness and Harm Reduction in Addiction—The Caffeine Example

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
When we depart our abstinence fixation, we can really approach addictions

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

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
What happens when psychotherapy goes on either too briefly or too long?

Why We Fear our Deepest Gifts

By Ken Page L.C.S.W.
Embracing the thrilling risk of authenticity

The Benefits of Addiction: Why Alcoholics Drink

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

Understanding the Continuum of Addiction and the Addictive Personality

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Just because you're not drinking doesn't mean that you're sober.

Is it Possible to Have Too Much Therapy?

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about people who smile too much.

Sometimes Stop Is Just the Beginning

By Donna Barstow
Up for an adventure? Try a new fantasy flavor!

The Making of the American Junkie

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Medication, medication, medication…

Serial Sex

By Deborah Schurman-Kauflin Ph.D.
Why celebrities and the powerful risk everything for forbidden pleasure

Why yawning is contagious

By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Ph.D.
Yawning may have its roots in social bonding

The Seductive (But Dangerous) Allure of Gabor Maté

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
Gabor Maté is admirable, but leads us down the wrong road

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

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

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

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

Avoidance, Sobriety and Reality: The Psychology of Addiction

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
The antidote to addiction is learning to tolerate reality.

Complementary Medicine: Seeking an Alternative to Chronic Pain

By Mark Borigini M.D.
Tincture of frog's eye, please.

Have You Ever Noticed? People Take Drugs

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
I wonder if we'll ever do away with drugs?

Self-Medication or Self-Soothing

By Cami Ostman M.S.
Finding practical ways to manage depression

Why I Am Against Bipolar Meds

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

Manage Emotional Pains with RAINS

By Meg Selig
RAIN on your parade of negative thinking habits.

Alcohol and Sleep: A Bigger Problem for Women

By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D.
Alcohol or a placebo - How does that work, exactly?

The Yoga Revolution... and Its Opponents

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Is news of the dark side of Yoga just hype?

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

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
The triumph of compassion over self-flagellation

Baptism by Radon: Cure for Erectile Dysfunction and Chronic Pain?

By Mark Borigini M.D.
Some like it (really) hot.

Whence the Compliments for Complementary Medicine?

By Mark Borigini M.D.
The psychology of looking beyond science-based medicine for pain relief.

From Self-Indulgence to Self-Nurturing

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Can self-indulgence be a kind of self-medication?

Arthritis and Food: Pain Relief Through Mastication?

By Mark Borigini M.D.
And the calorie count is not so bad either.

Medicinal Marijuana: The Myth, The Money, The Munchies

By Mark Borigini M.D.
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

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
This technique can quickly diagnose and lift away depression's dark cloud.

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

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
When intense fear with no apparent cause suddenly overwhelms you, try this.

Study Finds Regular Marijuana Use Damages Teenage Brains

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Teenage brains are vulnerable to regular marijuana use.

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

By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP
We all self medicate. Be sure you do it thoughtfully and safely.

Earlier Drinking Age = More Stress-Drinking Later

By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D.
The earlier you start drinking, the more you will stress-drink.