Essential Reads

Dogs Who Live with Smokers May Suffer from Premature Aging

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on September 19, 2017 in Canine Corner
Biomarkers show that living in a home with a tobacco smoker prematurely ages dogs at a cellular level

Longing for More

By Andy Tix Ph.D. on September 19, 2017 in The Pursuit of Peace
What do you really want in life? Applying theory and research on the German concept of Sehnsucht may help you to better understand your quest and live well.

I Tried Direct Neurofeedback and the Results Surprised Me

By Zoltan Istvan on September 17, 2017 in The Transhumanist Philosopher
Recently, Grant Rudolph, Clinical Director at Echo Rock Neurotherapy, invited me to try his Direct Neurofeedback techniques.

Why Changing Eating Habits (Permanently) Is So Hard

By Kari Anderson DBH, CEDS on September 13, 2017 in #BeHerNow
It’s complicated and primal, and it has everything to do with your brain trying to help you survive.

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Where Did the Opioid Epidemic Come From? Part One of Two

By Dan Mager MSW on September 21, 2017 in Some Assembly Required
The opioid epidemic is a solely human created catastrophe, born of sincere intent that became mutated by unadorned profit-motivated greed. Here's how it happened.

Listen to Lady Gaga

By Judy Foreman on September 21, 2017 in A Nation in Pain
I'm so sorry for Lady Gaga's chronic pain, but the publicity for pain is good!

I Am Not an Addict!

By Cortney S. Warren Ph.D. on September 19, 2017 in Naked Truth
Addiction is at epidemic levels in the United States. For most struggling with addiction, self-deception is one of the biggest obstacles to recovery.

Seven Words to Help Your Dependent, Stuck Adult Child

At an impasse with a dependent, stalled out adult child? Try saying these seven words before you say anything else.

Changes in Coverage Threaten Mental Health Parity

Children with mental illness require regular monitoring and behavior management. Now, insurance companies and legislation threaten equitable access to mental health treatment.

Answer Me This: Why Are Americans So Depressed?

By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on September 14, 2017 in Addiction in Society
We are growing more depressed, with young people in the lead, and our pharmaceutical response is obviously not working. How about psychedelics?

They Won't Stop Because They Can't Stop: Part 2

“It was like watching a movie, one where you know something bad is about to happen to the main character, and you hope that somehow he escapes danger." James B.

Is Mindfulness Just Hype?

Depending on the news source, you may have read that mindfulness is a miraculous life-changer, a harmful Pandora's box, or an utter sham. So which is it?

Opioid Addiction: Is This a War We Can Win?

Those who are familiar with “recovery from addiction” know that solving the crisis requires action. The battle lines are clear; it’s time to take a stand.

Gambling On Sports

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on September 08, 2017 in In Excess
Gambling on sporting events is an incredibly popular activity, but what evidence is there that this particular type of gambling can be problematic?

Why Is My Phone So Addictive?

Your phone triggers dopamine and oxytocin and relieves cortisol.

What Is It Like to Be a Sex Addict?

Sex addiction is not a joke, and it’s not enjoyable.

De-Conditioning the Hungry Ghosts

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on September 05, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
To the degree that our basic needs are unmet, desire contracts and we become fixated on substitutes. But, no matter how we are caught, mindfulness and compassion can free us...

I’m in a Sexless Marriage

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on August 31, 2017 in Minority Report
What does it mean when you're in a sexless marriage or relationship? Is something wrong with the relationship and is there any hope?

The Five Stages of (Financial) Change

By Sarah C. Newcomb Ph.D. on August 31, 2017 in Loaded
Are you stopping yourself because you don't see progress? You may be further along than you think.

Overdose Awareness Day: Reduce the Stigma of Addiction

By Indra Cidambi, M.D. on August 31, 2017 in Sure Recovery
On August 31st, people around the world will participate in International Overdose Awareness Day to raise awareness on the drug epidemic’s toll on society.

The Many Ways We Lie to Ourselves

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on August 29, 2017 in Science of Choice
Everyone is in denial about something.

Addiction and the Brain

By Fran Simone Ph.D. on August 26, 2017 in A Family Affair
Learning about addiction and the brain can help loved ones.

America's Myopioid Epidemic

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on August 25, 2017 in Ambigamy
Myopium: Myopic (short-sighted) beliefs turning people into closed-minded fanatics, high on themselves, unrealistic about the future.

Finding the Help That So Many Need

The Resilience Regiment speaks with Centered Health.

Using Mindfulness with Opioid Addicted Chronic Pain Patients

Mindfulness can be used as an alternative treatment method for chronic pain.
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The Therapeutic Value of Horses

What is equine-facilitate psychotherapy and is it a good choice for you?

Why I Won't Let My Son Buy A Fitbit--Even With His Own Money

By Joy Jacobs J.D., Ph.D. on August 22, 2017 in One More Bite
How physical activity tracking devices may be dangerous to your health!

The 10 Things I Learned From David Bowie

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on August 22, 2017 in In Excess
It has been alleged that David Bowie had many addictions during his career (cocaine, sex). Despite such alleged behavior, David Bowie taught me lots of things. Here are 10 of them.

The Story of the High-Functioning Adult Child of an Addict

“Mom’s dead. Not sure if anyone told you.” This is the message I woke up to from my brother at 6AM on a work day. For a second, I thought he was joking.

Learning to Live From the Inside Out

Do you feel tossed around by the waves of your life? What if you could learn to powerfully surf them instead?

The Psychology Of Eclipses

All six suicides on eclipse day investigated by this unique study, were by men and occurred only in the regions crossed by the path of totality
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The Pleasures of the Apocalypse

Don't worry. The end is near.
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Managing Your Life in a Dysfunctional Relationship

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on August 16, 2017 in Fixing Families
Dysfunctional relationships, whether they are filled with anger or addiction or mental illness, often create a flood of contradictory emotions within you. Tips on how to navigate.