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By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 22, 2019 in How To Do Life
The new, stronger crop of evidence on marijuana's dangers.
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An estimated 8 percent to 10 percent of individuals in the U.S. 12 years of age or older (between 20 to 22 million people) are addicted to at least one substance.
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on June 15, 2019 in Addiction in Society
Are we an alcoholic nation?
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on June 13, 2019 in Balanced
Scientists are exploring the potential of the drug found in "magic mushrooms" to help patients with anxiety, depression, and addiction. Here's what they have seen.
By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on June 12, 2019 in The Moment of Youth
Is unhealthy risk-taking during adolescence inevitable? New research sheds light on common misconceptions about parenting teenagers.
By Howard C. Samuels Psy.D. on June 10, 2019 in The Beast Within
Are mental illness and drug addiction mutually exclusive? What if one were fueling the other?
By Anderson Spickard Jr., M.D. on June 10, 2019 in The Craving Brain
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By Ross E O'Hara, Ph.D. on June 06, 2019 in Nudging Ahead
College students engage in all kinds of risky behaviors, from smoking to excessive alcohol use. Could colleges use text messaging as a way to motivate students to be healthier?
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on June 04, 2019 in Brick by Brick
“Three chords and the truth is really what it’s about.”
By Judith Orloff M.D. on June 04, 2019 in The Empath's Survival Guide
Learn some action steps to help manage addiction.
By Beverly Engel L.M.F.T. on May 30, 2019 in The Compassion Chronicles
Trauma can make it difficult for former victims to believe they deserve to be protected and respected.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on May 28, 2019 in All About Addiction
Addiction is rampant and the answer is clear: We have to double down on traditional treatment. Or maybe not?
By Money Mindsets on May 28, 2019 in Change Your Mind, Change Your Money
Can one doctor treat someone for both diabetes and depression? There are benefits all around to combining behavioral and physical health.
By J. Richard Gentry Ph.D. on May 28, 2019 in Raising Readers, Writers, and Spellers
Do you sometimes feel inarticulate, have trouble recalling names, or struggle with directions? You may want to learn about dyslexia.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on May 21, 2019 in Social Instincts
A new study hints at a novel and promising treatment for alcohol use disorder.
By Sherry Gaba LCSW on May 18, 2019 in Addiction and Recovery
It is not uncommon to enter into a relationship with someone who seems like Mr. or Mrs. Right during the dating phase only to find out they have an addiction problem.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on May 14, 2019 in Balanced
Part 2 of an ongoing series offering guidance to friends and family worried that someone they know may harm themselves or others.
By Fran Simone Ph.D. on May 13, 2019 in A Family Affair
Are you overwhelmed by a loved one's substance abuse? Several changes can be of help.
By April Eldemire LMFT on May 10, 2019 in Couples Thrive
Does alcohol play a part in the fights you have with your partner? A few small adjustments can help manage its effects on your relationship.
By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 08, 2019 in Minority Report
Alcohol consumption has decreased in most industrialized countries, but it has quadrupled in Japan since 1960.
By Anderson Spickard Jr., M.D. on May 08, 2019 in The Craving Brain
Conquering addiction involves continuously performing individual acts of surrender.
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on May 02, 2019 in Think, Act, Be
Weigh the pros and cons as you decide if the teetotaling lifestyle is for you.
By Andrew Tatarsky Ph.D. on April 22, 2019 in Beyond Disease
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