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This Is NOT Your Brain on Drugs
Popular coverage of neuroimaging of substance abuse is often woefully unsophisticated: this is your brain, this is your brain on drugs. This creates completely false impressions of how these studies are done, what they really say and what they really mean. This practice really needs to stop.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Sean X. Luo, M.D., Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Neuroscience Psychiatry neuroimaging studies Source Type: news

How to Stop Blaming—and Be Free and Powerful!
Blame can be defined as holding others responsible for our misfortunes. it may seem easy and convenient to blame others for our unhappiness, but in the long run we lose out. Here's how to let go of blame, and be free and powerful!read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - November 2, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Preston Ni, M.S.B.A. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Behavioral Economics Child Development Creativity Depression Education Environment Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Gender Happiness Health Intelligence Law and Crime Media Parenting Personali Source Type: news

How to Stop Blaming Others—and Be Free and Powerful!
Blame can be defined as holding others responsible for our misfortunes. it may seem easy and convenient to blame others for our unhappiness, but in the long run we lose out. Here's how to let go of blame, and be free and powerful!read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - November 2, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Preston Ni, M.S.B.A. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Behavioral Economics Child Development Creativity Depression Education Environment Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Gender Happiness Health Intelligence Law and Crime Media Parenting Personali Source Type: news

How to Stop Blaming Others, and Be Free and Powerful!
Blame can be defined as holding others responsible for our misfortunes. it may seem easy and convenient to blame others for our unhappiness, but in the long run we lose out. Here's how to let go of blame, and be free and powerful!read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - November 2, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Preston Ni, M.S.B.A. Tags: Addiction Anxiety Behavioral Economics Child Development Creativity Depression Education Environment Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Gender Happiness Health Intelligence Law and Crime Media Parenting Personali Source Type: news

The Human Psychology behind Facebook’s Success
Facebook allows us to connect not only with loved ones, but with our fundamental human needs. The same way that grocery stores are habituated into our routine to meet our need for physical sustenance, Facebook has become a daily destination for millions due to its ability to meet our need for psychological fulfillment.read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - November 2, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Liraz Margalit, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Cognition Media Personality Source Type: news

Impossible Goals and My Quest to Lose 175 Pounds
"If only you believe like I believe, baby We'd get by If only you believe in miracles, baby So would I" -Jefferson Starship Motivational gurus like Brian Tracy and Dan Sullivan often describe goal setting as a S.M.A.R.T. system. All goals must be: -Specific -Measurable -Attainable -Realistic -Timely I plan on weighing 199 pounds on December 31, 2015. To do that, I will need to lose 175 pounds. I'm writing a book, Project 199: My Quest to Lose 175 pounds, about my journey. Some people think aiming to lose 175 pounds is insane. For me, it is the only way to get there. When I've set "impossible" goals in a busines...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 2, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

How German Pharmaceutical Companies Torpedo Cannabis Legalization
This article originally appeared on The Huffington Post Germany and was translated from German. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Declaring Moral Bankruptcy
Violating core moral principles costs too much.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 31, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Happiness Philosophy denial moral bankruptcy rationalization Source Type: news

Predictable Fear
In the brain, fear and excitement are closely intertwined. The neuroscience of behind these emotions can explain why we like axe-wielding murders in our movies, but not in our apartments. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 31, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Alex Korb, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Neuroscience Social Life Stress Source Type: news

What Tripping On Mushrooms Looks Like In The Brain
We've all heard recreational hallucinogen users describe their trips as "consciousness expanding," and according to some new research, this poetic description may have a scientific basis. Using fMRI imaging from healthy participants who ingested psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic "magic" mushrooms, researchers from Imperial College London found that the drug caused brain regions that are typically disconnected to communicate with each other. In a normal brain state, there's little cross-linking between different networks. But researchers found that on the psilocybin, the networks begin cross-linking al...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

What Tripping On Mushrooms Looks Like In The Brain
We've all heard recreational hallucinogen users describe their trips as "consciousness expanding," and according to some new research, this poetic description may have a scientific basis. Using fMRI imaging from healthy participants who ingested psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic "magic" mushrooms, researchers from Imperial College London found that the drug caused brain regions that are typically disconnected to communicate with each other. In a normal brain state, there's little cross-linking between different networks. But researchers found that on the psilocybin, the networks begin cross-linking al...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Brazil study keeps Savant on wild trip to block addiction
To bring people down from addictive highs, a small San Carlos company is on a trip of its own. The journey of Savant HWP Inc. — the "HWP" stands for health, wellness and protection — and its experimental molecule leads from Africa to Albany, but it recently took a turn for the better in Brazil. Savant's partner in Brazil wants to develop the drug into a treatment for leishmaniasis, a potentially fatal parasitic tropical disease spread by a sand fly bite. It recently completed an early-stage… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 30, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Reasons Why Your Teen Is Drinking
There are a plethora of factors related to why teens use substances, genetics, family environment, friends, and perhaps, boredom. Let's continue the conversation on preventing adolescent substance use problems. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 30, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Rubin Khoddam, M.A. Tags: Addiction adolescence adolescent alcohol bored boredom development drugs marijuana prevention substance use teen teenage substance use teenager tobacco treatment Source Type: news

Contesting Times
One factor that is important in the rise of online gambling is the inter-gambler competition. Obviously there is an overlap between competitiveness and skill but they are certainly not the same. What what role does competitiveness play in gambling and problem gambling?read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 30, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Betting exchanges competitiveness gambling gambling addiction Gambling skill Online gambling Online poker problem gambling Psychology of competition. ‘Deprivation-compensation’ theory Source Type: news

Destination Hope Claims First Case of Internet Addiction Documented...
Process addictions are the latest trend in addiction treatment centers, with more and more clients coming in for help with gambling, sex, shopping and even internet addiction.(PRWeb October 30, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/10/prweb12285158.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 30, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers isolate target for therapies to treat cocaine addiction
Brooks HaysBOSTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A new study suggests a newly identified neural target is key in contributing to cocaine cravings following a period of abstinence. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Addiction Becomes the Boss
It’s always disturbing when drugs or alcohol take over a life but especially so when it happens to those we count on to be in control - the doctor, the pilot, the business executive, the judge, the attorney, among others. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 29, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: David Sack, M.D. Tags: Addiction addicted doctors addicted pilots addicted professionals addiction treatment alcohol rehab alcoholics alcoholism drug addiction drug addicts drug rehab Source Type: news

A Psychodynamic Way of Understanding Addiction
Addiction is described as a defensive strategy to avoid feeling of helplessness and powerlessness. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 29, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Shahram Heshmat, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Source Type: news

Reciprocity and Its Discontents
What is it about the world we live in that has frightened us out of the flow of reciprocity? We believe that people who wind up in irrelationships do so because they grew up in an environment that rewarded them for becoming responsible for their caregiver's well-being. Ironically, sometimes this is accomplished by making an ineffective caregiver feel effective.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - October 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mark B. Borg, Jr., Ph.D, Grant H. Brenner, MD, and Daniel Berry, RN, MHA Tags: Relationships Self-Help abusive relationships addiction anger apathy co-dependence co-dependency counseling relationships culture dealing with disappointment development divorce emotional investment emotional support empathy Source Type: news

Mindfulness and Meditation: Two Steps Toward Better Health
Regular meditation along with a mindful lifestyle path can help individuals control and recover from many mental health disorders.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - October 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Depression Health healthy lifestyle mental health Source Type: news

Trial Shows New Opioid Alternative Could Be Less Addictive
Promising news on a specialized opioid drug for moderate-to-severe pain that lacks the addiction liability and other problems with typical opioids. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 29, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Kroll Source Type: news

This Is Your Brain on Drugs
New studies show that the effects of marijuana on young people may be greater than we thought. One has found brain differences even in casual smokers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By ABIGAIL SULLIVAN MOORE Tags: Northwestern University Drug Abuse and Traffic Marijuana Massachusetts General Hospital Brain Harvard University Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

Study identifies potential treatment target for cocaine addiction
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has identified a potential target for therapies to treat cocaine addiction. In their study published in Molecular Psychiatry, the investigators find evidence that changing one amino acid in a subunit of an important receptor protein alters whether cocaine-experienced animals will resume drug seeking after a period of cocaine abstinence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 29, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Internet addiction surprisingly rare among former opiate addicts
Read the full story on MD Consult: Internet addiction surprisingly rare among former opiate addicts (Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories)
Source: MD Consult: News: Top Stories - October 29, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Analysts high on Nashville's newest public company
Since Brentwood-based American Addiction Centers - now known as AAC Holdings - went public earlier this month, its stock has trended generally upward, with shares trading around $22 as of early Tuesday afternoon, up from the IPO's initial pricing of $15 a share. As the addiction recovery center chain prepares to release its first set of public earnings next week, analysts are expecting that strong performance to continue. "AAC has an experienced management team with a strong track record in substance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 28, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Eleanor Kennedy Source Type: news

Did YOU know one glass of apple juice has SEVEN teaspoons of sugar in it
A survey by Bupa found that 90 per cent of mothers had no idea about the high levels of sugar in these products - and nearly half were concerned their child might be addicted to sugar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did YOU know one glass of apple juice has SEVEN teaspoons of sugar in it... and a 'healthy' fat-free yogurt contains five?
A survey by Bupa found that 90 per cent of mothers had no idea about the high levels of sugar in these products - and nearly half were concerned their child might be addicted to sugar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Moral Ambiguity of Bliss
So what could be so bad about feeling good—I mean really, really good? Unfortunately, like so many other, all-too-complicated things in life, the whole notion of bliss is replete with ethical contradictions and inconsistencies.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 28, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Happiness Philosophy Source Type: news

Damned If You Do, Dead If You Don’t
If heroin use increases, death from heroin increases (as does the spread of HIV and viral hepatitis). And we should all wonder what the crackdown on prescription opioid abuse is accomplishing.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 28, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark Borigini, M.D. Tags: Addiction Health Law and Crime Self-Help chronic pain heroin death opioid overdose overcoming pain overcoming pain psychology today Source Type: news

Maintenance therapy for injection-drug users associated with lower incidence of hepatitis C
In a group of young users of injection drugs, recent maintenance opioid agonist therapy with methadone or buprenorphine for opioid use disorders, such as heroin addiction, was associated with a lower incidence of hepatitis C virus infection and may be an effective strategy to reduce injection-drug use and the resulting spread of HCV, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 27, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

12 Inspiring Quotes About Doing What You Love
This article was originally posted on GreaseandGlamour.com. Thank you so much for reading this post. For daily motivational updates + photos, find me on instagram: @greaseandglamour. With love, Jinna (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

The Real Adrenaline Junkies
BASE jumping is an extreme sport that developed from skydiving (using specially adapted parachutes to jump from fixed objects). The acronym ‘B.A.S.E.’ was coined in the late 1970s (Building, Antenna, Span [arch, bridge, or dome], and Earth (a natural formation such as a cliff). This blog takes a brief look at the personality characteristics of BASE jumpers.read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 27, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sport and Competition adrenaline junkies base jumping extreme sports harm avoidance Novelty seeking Risk personality Risky behaviour Sensation seeking. Source Type: news

New CME/CE course addresses substance use
Announcement A new continuing medical education/continuing education course (CME/CE),  Talking to Patients About Health Risk Behaviors, adds to a growing body of tools available through the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to help healthcare professionals care for patients at risk for... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 27, 2014 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Why We Fall Victim to Common Psychological Traps
There are many times when our social perception fails us. As a result, we are prone to make errors in our mental processing. Here are some examples of common biases in social perception and how they lead us to misjudge people and events:read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 26, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Behavioral Economics Cognition Social Life actor-observer bias availability bias availability heuristic biases gambler ' s fallacy heuristics mental processing psychological biases social perception Source Type: news

William Burroughss drugs cure inspires Alzheimers researcher
Authors search in South America for the shamans plant hallucinogenic yagé and use of apomorphine to control his addiction leads neurologist to call for clinical trials Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Robert McCrum Tags: Drugs Science Society William Burroughs Books World news Source Type: news

Stress Is Addictive, Controllable, and Under-Appreciated
To alleviate stress, we must change the situation or change our response. But even change for the better is stressful.read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - October 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rita Watson, MPH Tags: Anxiety Relationships Stress Source Type: news

A Physician Shares Her Private Struggle With Food Addiction
Australian physician describes the many parallels between her experience with sugar-rich foods and substance dependence. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - October 24, 2014 Category: Addiction Authors: Nicole Avena, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Diet Eating Disorders binge eating sugar Source Type: news