Tag Archives: Mental Health

Adrenaline Addiction

Adrenaline Addiction

Powerful Pluses & Minuses, & Ways to Control it When we hear the word “addiction,” we normally think about drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes. Less discussed but also common is adrenaline addiction: creating stress to get an adrenaline rush. Marty Nemko has been a career and personal coach to 4,500 clients and enjoys a 96% client satisfaction rate. The author[…]

Why are Smokers Less Likely to Get a New Job?

Why Are Smokers Less Likely to Get a New Job

Statistically, Smokers Earn Less & Have a Tougher Time Finding Work Are you a smoker? Are you looking for one more reason to quit? If so, thinking about the pecuniary drain on your bank account can be one more addition to a Rolodex of reasons why you should never start smoking or quit sooner than later.[…]

People, Places, and Things That Trigger Drug Use

People, Places, and Things That Trigger Drug Use

A Subliminal Reason Why Cravings Come Seemingly Out of Nowhere You remember Pavlov and his dog, right? That old classical conditioning story you learned in Psych 101 where the dog was conditioned to salivate not just in response to food, but to the simple ring of a bell. Just to refresh your memory, Ivan Petrovich Pavlov,[…]

Alcohol or Drug Use Can Rob Your Body of Nutrients

Alcohol or Drug Use Can Rob Your Body of Nutrients

Learn How Supplements Can Help Heal Your Body & Your Mind You might be surprised to learn that many people with substance use disorders suffer from nutrient deficiencies. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who struggle with alcohol, stimulant, or opiate addiction, it’s important that you know how your nutritional health might be affected. Supplements can help you[…]

Are You ‘Addicted’ to Chaos?

Are You ‘Addicted’ to Chaos

Is ‘Chaos Addiction’ Another Term For ‘Workaholism’ or Something Different? Last year, three independent things happened that led me to write this article. Firstly, I received an email from one of my blog readers who wrote: “I’m a recovering addict. I still find that hard to admit even after time in therapy and the support of my[…]

Yoga: Good for Addicts & The Rest of Us

Yoga Good for Addicts and the Rest of Us

There Has Been a Lot of Debate About Yoga There has been a lot of debate about yoga. Is it just good exercise or does it have an impact on the brain that can be used as part of a therapeutic program for treating disorders like addiction? Recent research suggests that yoga acts on the brain very much like meditation and[…]

Teens & Marijuana Addiction

Teens and Marijuana Addiction

How to Spot When The Adolescent in Your Life May Have a Problem I frequently give talks about marijuana at schools. If the audience includes parents, the most common question is a variation on, “What are the signs that my kid might be abusing marijuana?” Kevin P. Hill, M.D., M.H.S., is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard[…]

10 Reasons Why Some of Us Are So Vulnerable to Depression

10 Reasons Why Some of Us Are So Vulnerable to Depression

Stuck in Negative Thoughts They Can’t Escape, Many Fall Prey to Sadness People’s thoughts and attitudes explain why some develop depression following stressful life events. The following list provides an overview of various vulnerability factors that put a person at risk for developing depression. There are indications that these distorted beliefs precede the initial onset of depression. Thus, improving faulty thinking may[…]

Can Compulsive Internet Use Affect Adolescent Mental Health?

Can Compulsive Internet Use Affect Adolescent Mental Health

A New Study Looks at Internet Compulsion & Mental Health in Young People The Internet is everywhere these days.  Or at least it seems to be.  With over three billion current users (nearly half the world’s population) and more likely to come online in the years to come, the prospect of universal Internet access doesn’t[…]

Train Your Brain to Release Stress.

Train Your Brain to Release Stress

Feel Better Faster With New Techniques From EBT ​Stress is getting to us!  New data are showing that stress is getting under our skin and causing even more serious problems than we had thought. Laurel Mellin, Ph.D., is an Associate Clinical Professor at UC San Francisco. She is also the Founder of Emotional Brain Training, www.ebt.org. Editor: Muhammad Talha At the very[…]

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