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What We Drink and How We Think


What We Drink and How We Think: This looks at a study suggesting that drug use may cause aggression. Researcher Brad Bushman; Effect of central nervous systems (CNS) depressants such as alcohol and barbiturates; Effects of CNS stimulants, opiates, and marijuana. “O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away[…]

When Technology Addiction Takes Over Your Life

technology addiction

Are you a tangled mess of BlackBerrys, emails, PDAs, iPhones, laptops, and cell phones? Here’s how to untangle your life and find a healthy balance. Jenn Hoffman, the Phoenix-based CEO of The J Brand Group, should have been enjoying a relaxing vacation on the Cote d’Azur. Sipping champagne and nibbling on cheese at the posh[…]

Compulsive Choices in Addiction?


How do I approach clients who feel out of control? Is addiction an issue of bad choices or is it a case of biological, compulsive, necessity? If you know anything about me and my views, you know that I think little of anyone who tries to separate these. I see and talk to people all the time who are stuck in compulsive[…]

Dopamine: Why It’s So Hard to “Just Say No”


Recovering from addiction is about healing mind, body and life. “Why doesn’t s/he just stop when s/he knows how much it’s hurting me?” This is one of the most common questions asked by those who love someone addicted to substances and/or harmful behaviors. It might be helpful for those loved ones to know that stopping isn’t simply[…]

Overcoming Addiction


A daring approach to therapy puts substance abusers where they belong—among family and friends. Knowing the effect they have on their loved ones motivates many addicts to live a substance-free life. I was contacted by Paul, a physician practicing at a local hospital. He was concerned that Nancy, whom he hoped to marry, was an[…]

Why Early Intervention Matters


Can screening for mental illness help prevent substance use disorders for some? Mental and substance use disorders are common in the United States, affecting millions each year. In some cases, substance and alcohol abuse occur along with a mental illness. While these illnesses are serious and often recurring, they are treatable. Prevention programs, early intervention, and screenings are[…]

Coffee is a Drug Not a Beverage, Drink Up! Just Not Too Much


Coffee has novel application for detoxification. Introduction to Coffee Coffee is a drug, not a beverage. Thus, it should be used as a drug, sparingly and only for specific purposes to alter consciousness, consciously. In this review, I will explore the health benefits (and challenges) of oral coffee and the benefits of coffee when used as enemas. Dr.[…]

Preventing Hangovers


Many remedies are applied, few work. We live in a society that encourages overindulgence in alcohol almost as much as overindulgence in food. When citizens drink too much, they can expect a hangover with adverse effects on productivity, health, and well-being. A hangover is characterized by a general sense of malaise accompanied by headache, digestive upset, nausea, fatigue, and[…]

The Myth of Motivation

The Myth of Motivation

Stop searching for motivation and start taking massive action. True or false? In order to get anything done, do you have to feel motivated to do it first? FALSE. However, if you’re like most people out there, you answered true and are more likely to fall into the motivation trap! What is the motivation trap? The motivation[…]

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