Pot-Proofing Kids

Pot-Proofing Kids

Kids and marijuana don’t mix, as Dr. David Sack noted in a Los Angeles Times commentary, yet relaxed marijuana laws are making youth access to the drug easier than ever. Calls to poison control centers are increasing, emergency room visits are up, and the young are increasingly viewing marijuana as no big deal. The reality

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How To Avoid Food Cravings And Overeating During The Super Bowl

How To Avoid Food Cravings And Overeating During The Super Bowl

The new year has begun. Like millions of other Americans, chances are you’ve made a resolution to lose weight and eat healthy. You may be doing …

A Young Teacher’s Personal Story Of Heroin Addiction And Tragedy

A Young Teacher’s Personal Story Of Heroin Addiction And Tragedy

Addiction is a progressive disease. For those who pick up drugs, particularly drugs as powerful as heroin, the compulsion to use accelerates quickly. …

Book Review: The Gifts Of Imperfection

Book Review: The Gifts Of Imperfection

Writer and research professor Brené Brown, PhD — perhaps best known for her inspiring TED talks and appearance on the OWN Network’s “Super …

Addiction And Loving Yourself: An Interview With Don Miguel Ruiz

Addiction And Loving Yourself: An Interview With Don Miguel Ruiz

From modest beginnings in a rustic town in Mexico to the world stage, Don Miguel Ruiz remains humble, even after sharing words that have changed the …

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Addiction Treatment

Effectiveness Of Acamprosate Alcoholism Treatment Tied To Genetics

Effectiveness Of Acamprosate Alcoholism Treatment Tied To Genetics

A genetic marker can help determine how people recovering from alcoholism will respond to acamprosate, a drug used for treating alcohol dependence. Acamprosate is one of three medications in the U.S. officially approved …

How Tramadol Can Help Opioid Addicts

How Tramadol Can Help Opioid Addicts

Opioid drugs are substances that people often abuse to get high. They are extremely addictive, and abusing them means taking a big risk. In addition to the near inevitability of becoming addicted, these drugs can cause …


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Rockin’ Recovery

Rockin’ Recovery

By Edie Weinstein, LSW @EdieWeinstein1 Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll are linked in the minds of many. Unquestionably, drugs and alcohol are part of many musicians’ lifestyles. Part and parcel of late-night …

‘Bless This Turkey And Pass The Credit Cards!’ Black Friday Extravaganza Ready To Launch Again

‘Bless This Turkey And Pass The Credit Cards!’ Black Friday Extravaganza Ready To Launch Again

Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather under one roof, sharing good food, fun times and great conversation in the spirit of love and togetherness. But on Friday, everything changes. All bets are off and it is …