Essential Reads

Are We Finally Ready to Invest in People, Not Prisons?

For the addict - and for all of us - prison reform can’t come soon enough.

3 Kinds of Motivation for Addiction Recovery

How to know you have done all you can

Living in the Candy Store

How to Detox a Motivationally Toxic World

Should Amy Winehouse Have Been Taught Controlled Drinking?

Reviewing the myths of Winehouse's substance use and death

Recent Posts on Addiction

Introspection: A Key Ingredient for Mental Health

By Julie K Hersh on September 23, 2011 in Struck By Living
Can meditation, journaling or prayer be important in battling depression? Julie Hersh adds a 7th component to her Top Six ways of staying well.

30 Top Tips for Treating Chronic Fatigue, FMS When All Else Fails Part 3 of 3

By Jacob Teitelbaum MD on September 22, 2011 in Complementary Medicine
In this 3-part series, I discuss 30 treatments that can be very helpful in stubborn CFS and fibromyalgia cases. Part 3 focuses on hidden infections.

Betty Ford- A Hero Remembered During Recovery Month

A tribute to Betty Ford--a woman who changed the way America thinks about the disease of addiction and the pandemic of co-addiction. Thank you for bringing peace to this earth while you now rest in peace.

I've Been Brainwashed and I Can't Escape

By Anneli Rufus on September 19, 2011 in Stuck
Fear controls my life. I know what I fear and why I fear it and I know my fear is for the most part not legitimate, merely the legacy of a mother who loathed herself. Yet it persists. Sometimes I almost win. Mostly I don't.

Do You Suffer from Scale Addiction?

By Yoni Freedhoff MD on September 19, 2011 in Traumatic Dieting
Is your scale your personal weight loss judge and jury? Do you jump on it multiple times a day? Can it make or break your mood? Maybe you've got scale addiction.

When Will We Ever Learn? Addictions and Elder Abuse; the Coming Pandemic

Real Health Care Reform.....Addictions! Abuse! Seniors! Oh My! If the concept of senior addictions cannot be grasped, it is time for us to see the tie in with the Tsunami of elder abuse that this country is currently experiencing.

Is Forgiveness Possible When It Involves Child Abuse?

Children deserve someone who is irrationally crazy about them!

Why More Male Smokers Have Autumn Birthdays

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on September 14, 2011 in Minding the Body
For men, a predisposition to nicotine addiction may go back to events that occurred before and soon after they were born.

Rewire Your Happiness Circuitry: How Joy and Laughter Can Help You Prevent Cancer

By Karolyn A. Gazella on September 14, 2011 in The Healing Factor
Can you train your brain to be happier, and in the process reduce your risk of developing cancer? The answer is yes, it is possible.

Sleep and the Internet Addict

By John Cline Ph.D. on September 11, 2011 in Sleepless in America
Do you know someone who is barely functioning at work or in school because they are staying up all night on the Internet? This behavior certainly will interfere with good sleep and effective performance but is it an addiction?

30 Top Tips for Treating CFS: FMS When All Else Fails (Part 1 of 3)

By Jacob Teitelbaum MD on September 08, 2011 in Complementary Medicine
In this 3-part series, I discuss 30 treatments that can be very helpful in stubborn CFS and fibromyalgia cases. In part 1, we recheck the basics.

Your Secret Destination: Every Life Is a Labyrinth

By Mark Matousek on September 07, 2011 in Ethical Wisdom
"Every life has a secret destination of which the traveler is unaware."

Are ADHD Drugs Smart Pills?

By Art Markman Ph.D. on September 06, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
People looking for an edge often turn to medications to make them smart. A new paper explores whether ADHD stimulants can make normal people smarter.

Full Disclosure Needed About Psychiatric Drugs That Shorten Life

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D. on September 04, 2011 in Science Isn't Golden
Research Shows Some Psychiatric Drugs Decrease Lifespan

Are You Not Who You Think?

By Lynn Phillips on August 31, 2011 in Dream On
American individualism imagines a sovereign self--- free of adulterations like addiction and social control; but neuroscience questions whether this is possible.

Humorist Wade Rouse: Why We Love, and Put Up With, Our Dogs

By Jennifer Haupt on August 31, 2011 in One True Thing
Anthology explores neurotic relationship between man and beloved mutt, and raises money for the Humane Society. Here’s more from editor Wade Rouse: