Posts in the ‘Addiction’ Category

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR SENIORS

The use of medical marijuana is becoming more prevalent globally.  The conversation has already begun here in Australia.   People have many questions that need answering and here is a good start.  This helps to dispel some of the myths and issues around stigma and the ‘harms’ of cannabis.  Well worth a read, especially as our

Communicating–In Spite of Cognitive Bias

February 7, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin The more emotional the topic, the more subjective we tend to be. And when something threatens us, it can be a real struggle to detach enough to come to a rational decision. You’ve mentioned that it’s important to talk to the alcoholic in a way that she or

14 Common Misconceptions About People Who Go to Therapy

By Sahaj Kohli Senior Contributors Editor, HuffPost MCMILLAN DIGITAL ART VIA GETTY IMAGES 13k No one ever hears a friend say “I have a doctor’s appointment” and immediately thinks that they must be rich or weak or crazy. It’s generally the right and less stubborn thing to see a professional when our body is injured or feels “atypical.” But

HOW TO STOP A RELAPSE & LIMIT STRESSORS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Excellent article from the wonderful blog of iadvantage.com  By Larry Glaser on November 21, 2017 Home › Addiction Treatment News › How to Stop a Relapse & Limit Stressors During the Holidays In the winter holidays of November, December, and January, people experience their highest rates of anxiety all year. In fact, 84% of Americans report feeling moderately to overwhelmingly stressed during

What Cookies and Meth Have in Common – heavy reading but worth the effort!

What Cookies and Meth Have in Common JOSH COCHRAN JUNE 30, 2017 Richard A. Friedman As a psychiatrist, I have yet to meet a patient who enjoys being addicted to drugs or compulsively overeating. Why would anyone continue to use recreational drugs despite the medical consequences and social condemnation? What makes someone eat more and