It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on October 02, 2019 in Addiction in Society
Public health players can’t get their stories straight on crucial public health issues: breast cancer, childhood vaccination, autism, depression/suicide, addiction. Why is that?
By Jonathan Avery, MD, and Joseph Avery, JD, MA on October 01, 2019 in Substance Use, Stigma, and Society
Are close relationships one of your confounding life problems? Do you suspect that substance use is driving much of the difficulty? Benjamin Heldfond points the way forward.
By John-Manuel Andriote on September 27, 2019 in Stonewall Strong
Biomedical HIV treatment and prevention are remarkable. But even the strongest drugs fail if we're too depressed, strung-out, or traumatized to take them.
By Georgia Ede MD on September 26, 2019 in Diagnosis: Diet
Resveratrol research leaves us guessing about the real-world effects of red wine.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on September 25, 2019 in All About Addiction
Recovery Month is about celebrating victories and making it obvious to those who are struggling that there IS a way out!
By April Eldemire LMFT on September 24, 2019 in Couples Thrive
Is your relationship negatively affected by a partner with a mental illness? Learn how to navigate the symptoms and behaviors together.
By David Susman, Ph.D. on September 23, 2019 in The Recovery Coach
Want to know if your drinking is getting out of hand? Here's a quick assessment to find out.
By Dan Mager MSW on September 15, 2019 in Some Assembly Required
12-step recovery helps people who dedicate themselves to the process become strong in the places where they were broken—with spillover benefits for the quality of one’s parenting.
By Andrew Tatarsky Ph.D. on September 15, 2019 in Beyond Disease
We have the solution to the addiction and overdose crises but will we use it? A continuum of care wrapped in harm reduction is the solution.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on September 14, 2019 in ExperiMentations
Research takes a deep dive into large-scale impact of harm to children, identifying the most pressing targets for intervention.
By Caroline Kamau, Ph.D. and Asta Medisauskaite, Ph.D. on September 13, 2019 in Doctor, Nurse, Patient
New research shows that work-related distress can multiply the risk of frequent headaches, gastrointestinal symptoms, insomnia, binge-eating and reliance on alcohol or drugs.
By Jonathan Avery, MD, and Joseph Avery, JD, MA on September 06, 2019 in Substance Use, Stigma, and Society
Why don't doctors like working with patients with SUDs? Here are 5 reasons why—and what can be done about it.
By Robert J. Hedaya MD, DLFAPA, ABPN, CFM on September 04, 2019 in Health Matters
What if you could do deep inner work with others like yourself in a safe structured environment for one dollar?
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on September 03, 2019 in All About Addiction
Everyone wants to be happier, and Loretta Breuning has made it her mission to figure out why.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on September 02, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Everyone knows someone who has used technology to keep tabs on a partner. Research shows such surveillance can be a risk factor in an abusive relationship—especially when drinking.
By David S. Chester Ph.D. on August 23, 2019 in The Harm Done
Violence inflicts massive costs on our public health. A new federal health institute may be part of the solution.
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on August 22, 2019 in Brick by Brick
"I didn’t really know what the hell was happening to me."
By Hannah Rose LCPC on August 20, 2019 in Working Through Shame
Why don’t we talk about how many of us would rather settle for mediocre relationships that don’t meet us at the level of our needs, because that beats the potential of being alone?
By Sherry Gaba LCSW on August 16, 2019 in Addiction and Recovery
When you grow up in a home with one or more alcoholic parents, the impact of the dysfunction reverberates throughout your life.
By Robert A. Lavine Ph.D. on August 13, 2019 in Neuro Behavioral Betterment
Anxiety and alcohol use disorders may partially reflect genetic factors. Fruit flies provide a novel way to study this.
By Jonathan Avery, MD, and Joseph Avery, JD, MA on August 13, 2019 in Substance Use, Stigma, and Society
Substance use and addiction stigma impact many American workers, but a few key steps can save lives, careers, and businesses.
By Jonathan Avery, MD, and Joseph Avery, JD, MA on August 07, 2019 in Substance Use, Stigma, and Society
When it comes to the opioid epidemic and rehabilitation, an old model of inpatient substance use rehab might just be the new cure we’ve been waiting for.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on August 04, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Would you tell a pregnant woman to put out her cigarette? Or put down her glass of wine? Why well-intentioned wisdom is not always well received.
By Reid K Hester Ph.D. on August 01, 2019 in Significant Impact
The risk for alcohol-related problems is increasing.
By Meg Selig on August 01, 2019 in Changepower
What are the "secondhand harms" of drinking? Find out how drinking can be hazardous to your health, whether you drink or not.
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