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Stop Enabling Your Addicted Adult Child

Published on November 25, 2014 by Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. in Liking the Child You Love Geno, an adult client of mine (not his real name), came in to see me, feeling very frustrated and angry. He described recently… Read More

Social Bonding and Addiction

Published on November 24, 2014 by Shahram Heshmat, Ph.D. in Science of Choice Oxytocin_with_labelsThe desire to belong arises from the brain reward system. Oxytocin, often referred to as the “trust hormone”, enhances brain reward system (joy and pleasure)… Read More

Why Depression Test Is Good News for the Addicted

Published on November 28, 2014 by David Sack, M.D. in Where Science Meets the Steps It’s a finding that may one day help lift the spirits of millions: Researchers at Northwestern University announced that they have created a… Read More

“Magic Mushrooms” Might Be More Magic Than We First Thought

Published on November 30, 2014 by Constance Scharff, Ph.D. in Ending Addiction for Good In 1960, two promising young psychologists at Harvard, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert, began to explore the effects of psychotropic substances on the human… Read More

Who’s Smoking Marijuana and How Much?

Published on November 30, 2014 by Richard Taite in Ending Addiction for Good Statistics on cannabis users skew perceptions of cannabis use. Most statistical surveys of marijuana focus on a single quantitative measurement, “How many people are using?” However, there… Read More

Anxiety Drug Addiction Among Teenagers Grows

Published on November 25, 2014 By Marcus Chavers Health Lifestyle News Most prescription drug abuse studies center around the widespread use of stimulants to get ahead in school. You hear drug names such as Adderall being thrown about… Read More

Cannabis users ‘have lungs of 80-year-olds’: Doctors warn people are turning up at A&E with new form of emphysema after using drug for less than ten years

Published on December 3rd 2014, By Fiona Macrae, Science Correspondent for the Daily Mail Cannabis smokers in their 30s have lungs so badly damaged that they look like an 80 year old’s, doctors have warned. They say that… Read More

Alcohol Abuse During the Holidays

Published on December 3, 2014 by Richard Taite in Ending Addiction for Good A new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found a distinction between drinking too much and being alcohol dependent. The… Read More

What Are the Important Side Effects of This Medication?

Published on December 1, 2014 by Alan Castel, Ph.D. in Metacognition and the Mind Statins reliably reduce cholesterol levels and help save lives by preventing or ameliorating cardiovascular disease. But they have side effects: About 1 in 10… Read More

The New Heroin User

Published on December 4, 2014 by Dale Archer, M.D. in Reading Between the (Head)Lines Today’s heroin addict is not who you think. The typical image that springs to mind is that of a poor, disheveled, homeless black male… Read More