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Culprits of the Oxy anti-story

Culprits of the Oxy anti-story

In September 2004, Forbes magazine published a Satel article under the headline, “OxyContin doesn’t cause addiction. Its abusers are already addicts.” In an article for The Wall Street Journal headlined “Oxy...

Recovery from nicotine addiction

Recovery from nicotine addiction

Nicotine Anonymous 12 Step Recovery Program for freedom from nicotine addiction The 12-Step fellowship, Nicotine Anonymous (NicA), has grown in 37 years to have over 700 weekly ongoing face-to-face mutual support groups in 32 countries. At meetings members share their...

Acclaimed scientist gets brain surgery for alcohol addiction

Acclaimed scientist gets brain surgery for alcohol addiction

Microbiologist Frank Plummer has become the guinea pig in a clinical trial investigating whether brain implants can help treat alcohol use disorder. He’s loved his work describing it as vital and exciting, but stressful, with 12-hour days that began with coffee and...

A small light in the absolute darkness of grief …

A small light in the absolute darkness of grief …

In 2011 I was made aware of Deena Metzger through a workshop by a Shaman Jeanie Griffin at West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD) – a very welcome change from all the sessions on the BDMA – Brain Disease Model of...

Doctors now prescribing social connection

Doctors now prescribing social connection

Studies show that loneliness is as bad for your health as smoking or obesity. People who are lonely are at higher risk of diabetes, heart disease and dementia.  What if the entire community was treated as part of the health care system, and if social...

81 Mental Health Resources available to all of us

Many of these resources are available whenever you need them. (No need to schedule an appointment between the hours of 9 and 5.)  Support groups, hotlines and call centers, websites, and online forums, and even apps can be put into action when you have a crisis or...

Guidelines for Anonymity in the Digital World

I got this in a newsletter and thought it was useful to share: Tradition Eleven: Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, films, television, and other public...

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