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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

Heads I Win; Tails You Lose

By Jerome Litt M.D. on October 14, 2009 in Odd, Curious, and Rare

A Frightening Thought

By Harris B Stratyner Ph.D., CASAC on October 07, 2009 in
I'm greatly concerned that marijuana is being described as an acceptable drug. It's subtle, but standup comedians, sitcoms, talk shows; even some news stories turn the use of marijuana into a joke. 

Hey, Addiction Experts - Drew Outgrew Drug Addiction (now for her love addiction)

By Stanton Peele on September 25, 2009 in Addiction in Society
Drew Barrymore was presented to America as the prototype of the youthful addict - predetermined from birth to be addicted forever.  Only it was bullshit, and she drinks normally now.  Next, she has to do is figure out how to love in moderation.

Fashion Weekly, Part II

By Lynn Phillips on September 22, 2009 in Dream On

The Triggering Effect

Once the roller coaster car gets to a certain spot in the track, a threshold is met, there is no turning back, and it starts the downward loop - a relapse.   

Little Helpers in 2024

By Lawrence Diller M.D. on September 20, 2009 in The Last Normal Child
This past December the prestigious British journal, Nature, published a commentary entitled "Cognitive Enhancers," in which the authors proposed reevaluating the ethics of using drugs that ostensibly improve the brain's performance.

Suicidal Thoughts

By Allison Conner Psy.D. on September 19, 2009 in Therapy in Mind
You would be amazed just how big a problem suicide continues to be for society and how important it is that you address suicidal thoughts as soon as possible.

Addiction is treatable

By Harold C Urschel III, M.D. on September 18, 2009 in Revolutionary Recovery: Healing the Addicted Brain

Pristiq: New Antidepressant or Merely a Patent Extender?

By Joe Wegmann P.D., L.C.S.W. on September 18, 2009 in PharmaTherapy
The newest entry in the antidepressant market is Pristiq. But the bottom line is: When it comes to antidepressants, there’s nothing new under the sun. Buyer beware.

Love and Madness in Las Vegas

By Helen E Fisher Ph.D. on September 18, 2009 in Of Human Bonding
I’ve had my share of addictions; I’m utterly respectful of the problems of partyland. But what struck me most about the milling crowd was the ever-present force of romance—the hidden addiction.

Fashion Weekness, Part I

By Lynn Phillips on September 15, 2009 in Dream On
Seeing as it is fashion week here in New York City, it seems fitting to give fashion's addictive features a scan. Compulsion and obsession, shades from addiction's palette, are on everyone's lips, and street junkies like myself are wondering which styles we can fake or ignore and still pass as serious users...

Was Serena's Outburst Genetic?

By Stanton Peele on September 15, 2009 in Addiction in Society
When people persistently misbehave and claim that they have uncontrollable impulses, are driven by their natures, or that they can't help themselves, they are implying that they can't change because their behavior is genetically rooted.

Better than Dope: Natural Highs the Cutting Edge of Mood Alteration

By Harvey Milkman Ph.D. on September 14, 2009 in Better than Dope
 The aim of this blog is to examine the positive and negative sides of pleasure. Cognitive restructuring, mindfulness and positive psychology are discussed as means to the achievement of happiness and fulfillment.

Understanding Codependence: How to Help an Addict, Tips

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on September 14, 2009 in Insight Is 20/20
Codependence is a serious problem.

Remembering Larry Gelbart, Jim Carroll, and Norman Borlaug

By James C Kaufman on September 14, 2009 in And All That Jazz
I tend to notice who has passed - from the superstars to the lesser known folks. Every so often I will write some notes about creative folks we have lost recently. Today, I will discuss Larry Gelbart, Jim Carroll, and Norman Borlaug.

Some Reflections by Sober Alcoholics on Recovery...

By Sarah A Benton MS, LMHC, LPC on September 14, 2009 in The High-Functioning Alcoholic

Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping

By Lawrence Rubin Ph.D, ABPP, LMHC, RPT-S on September 08, 2009 in Popular Culture Meets Psychology

The myth of depressed and messed up kids

By Helene Guldberg Ph.D. on September 07, 2009 in Reclaiming Childhood

Oniomaniacs Unite!

By Jerome Litt M.D. on September 07, 2009 in Odd, Curious, and Rare
Between 80 and 95 percent of shopaholics are women.

Recovery Month

By Harold C Urschel III, M.D. on September 03, 2009 in Revolutionary Recovery: Healing the Addicted Brain