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How and Why You Should Keep Your Temper in Check

By Richard Taite on October 21, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
At the end of the day we are human, not perfect, and it is okay to make mistakes so long as we learn from them and try to do better.

Cheating? But It Was Just a Webcam!

In the 21st century, as our lives have become increasingly more digital, the once-clear line between monogamy and infidelity has gotten rather blurry.
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Meditation Helps Eating Disorder Recovery

By Greta Gleissner LCSW on October 18, 2016 in Bottom's Up
When people are recovering from an eating disorder, anxiety and stress can cause them to react through harmful behaviors. Meditation is crucial to a healthy recovery.

5 Elements of Desire Formation

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on October 10, 2016 in Science of Choice
Whether people will give in to the desire in any given time depends on two things: the strength of the desire and the strength of the self to resist the urge.

More Posts on Addiction

Why Probuphine Will Flop

By Indra Cidambi, M.D. on June 01, 2016 in Sure Recovery
Although the Food & Drug Association (FDA) recently announced its approval of Probuphine, I believe there are a number of formidable hurdles that will severely limit its adoption.

Journaling to Recovery, Made Simple

By Indra Cidambi, M.D. on June 01, 2016 in Sure Recovery
Journaling: a highly effective method of addiction recovery that takes two minutes or less every day

Ridding Happiness Contaminants 8: Addictive Behavior

By Russell Grieger Ph.D. on June 01, 2016 in Happiness on Purpose
Many suffer from an addiction, whether it be to a substance, an activity, or a person. In the first of a three-part blog series, learn how to get started getting stopped.

Sports Betting Via Smartphones

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on June 01, 2016 in In Excess
Mobile phone betting provides convenience and flexibility, and from a gaming operator’s perspective, provides gambling on the move. The future of sports gambling is here already.

Food Addiction Is Really About the Need for Love

Obsessions about food or food addiction can often go along with an obsessive focus on relationships. When one is active, the other is dormant. Emptiness may be the cause of both.

Unexpected Double Whammy: Opioids Prolong and Intensify Pain

A troubling new study reports (for the first time) that even short-term use of opioids may increase and prolong chronic pain.

Neuroscience Pinpoints How the Brain Makes and Breaks Habits

In a groundbreaking new study, neuroscientists have pinpointed the brain mechanisms that drive habit formation.

Four Under-Reported Facts about the Opioid Epidemic

Beyond ringing the alarm, many news outlets are less eager to dive into the nitty-gritty details that make opioids’ hold on our nation so strong.
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Three Meditation Myths that Keep You from a Healthier Life

When you think of people practicing meditation, you might think of millennials in a yoga studio or aging flower children in a field near their commune.

Treating a Family Disease That Can Affect Any Family

The Resilience Regiment talks to Seabrook House

Mindfulness and Self-Destructive Behavior: What Next?

Sometimes you can get so caught up in trying to hide the things about yourself you think are wrong – that you can lose touch with what you actually do feel and value.

Art Set Him Free: A Former Prison Inmate's Story

By David Gussak Ph.D., ATR-BC on May 26, 2016 in Art on Trial
One man explains how art helped him get through prison.

Crush Fetishism And 'Animal Torture Porn'

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on May 25, 2016 in In Excess
A crush fetish is where individuals derive sexual arousal from watching someone of the opposite sex crushing things (including animals). But can people really be turned on by this?

Is Fear of Emotion Driving Our Addiction?

We are more likely to overcome an addiction when we learn to face our emotions rather than listening to an inner enemy that tells us to seek escape.

It's Not Fair

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 23, 2016 in Minority Report
Sexually-addicted clients often will say, "It's not fair!" when comparing the boundaries they impose on themselves to keep themselves sexually sober. But once this occurs...

Untangle Yourself From Your Loved One's Addiction

By Fran Simone Ph.D. on May 23, 2016 in A Family Affair
Sharing stories and taking action can help us deal with our loved one's addiction.

Learning About Addiction

A huge problem in our country is that most of the people who we trust to provide addiction treatment are poorly qualified or unqualified.

Is Pornography Helping or Hurting in the Bedroom?

By Kevin B Skinner Ph.D. on May 21, 2016 in Inside Porn Addiction
Pornography continues to be a hot topic in society. Even well known experts are now entering the discussion. What are they saying?

3 Mistakes Parents Make by NOT Considering Boarding School

When your kid's in danger, you may have to take drastic steps. Boarding school can be a new beginning.

Excessive Email Use and How to Curb It

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on May 19, 2016 in In Excess
Email use and excessive checking of emails has become an integral activity in many people's lives. This blog is my guide to curbing email use to make it more manageable.
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What to Look for in an Addiction Treatment Center

I very often get letters from frustrated, frightened parents of grown children who are addicts.

Focus on Older Adults: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 16 - 22 is Older Adult Mental Health Week. Depression, elder abuse and substance abuse/addiction are compromising the health and well-being of our older adult population.

The Power of Positive Self-Talk

One of the ways to recognize, promote, and sustain optimism, hope, and joy is to intentionally fill our thoughts with positive self-talk.

Busyness As Usual—How to Know When to Stop (Part 1)

By Gregg Levoy on May 16, 2016 in Passion!
'Occupation' refers to both work and to being 'taken over.' Here's how to know when one turns into the other, and the imperative of knowing when to knock off.
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8 Steps for Solving the Opioid Addiction Epidemic in the US

Opioid use, abuse and deaths are now considered a US epidemic, from Prince to the man on the street. Integrated services may be part of the solution.
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More than Proof: Four Facts We Might Add to Liquor Labels

Labels provide consumers with need-to-know information about the product they are about to consume.
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3 Challenges Obesity and Drug Addiction Share

Accepting people who want help for who they are without conditions is the first step toward building a community we can all enjoy together.

What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Addiction Can Hurt You

Your family physician isn’t required to learn much of anything about how substance use disorders work, and that can mean less chance of recovery

Stop Dating the Wrong Person

What is it about unhealthy relationship patterns that keep us stuck in a rut? You may be addicted to bad relationships.

Where Is This Generation Headed and How Screwed Are We?

By Mendi Baron on May 12, 2016 in On the Verge
Where are our teens headed? How perspective can shape the future