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The Straight Dope: Cannabis Use Disorder, Intoxication And Withdrawal

With over 30 states legalizing the medicinal use of marijuana, and Colorado and Washington’s landmark passages of recreational usage, pot is all over the news. More than 80 million Americans over the age of 12 have tried marijuana at least once making it the most used illegal drug in the country. Tetrahydrcannabinol (THC) is the […]




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Too Wired? 10 Facts About Energy Drinks and Caffeine Addiction

The marketing of caffeinated beverages has come a long way since creating jingles like “the best part of wakin’ up is Folgers in your cup,” or “Maxwell House is good to the last drop.” Now there’s Red Bull, Rockstar, Monster Energy, and even 5 Hour Energy. These powerful sounding energy drinks are all designed to […]




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Baby Boomers and Senior Substance Abuse Addiction

Anyone born between 1946 and 1964 in the United States is part of the Baby Boomer generation. In fact, “Boomers” are the largest segment of the population, with more than 75 million of them. As of January 2011, approximately 10,000 people started turning 65 every day, and this trend will continue until 2020.     […]




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Will Electronic Prescriptions of Controlled Substances Deter Fraud?

The most dangerous place to get drugs in America is the family medicine cabinet. Fatal overdoses from prescription drugs is far more common than deaths related to illegal drugs, with opioid painkillers causing more than 35 percent of the fatalities. An estimated 15 million people in the United States abuse prescription drugs, according to the […]




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4 Ways to Ditch Stress For Good with Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Who hasn’t remembered a difficult situation they faced in life, and realized after the fact that their response to it only made matters worse? Or the opposite scenario, which is gazing into the unknown future and feeling anxiety and fear over a situation that hasn’t even occurred yet? Author, Randy Pausch, writes, “No matter how […]




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10 Facts About Neurofeedback Therapy and Training Your Brain

Wouldn’t it be cool if we could monitor our body’s chemistry on a particularly good day, and then use that data to deal with a particularly bad day in a more positive manner? We can do exactly that using Neurofeedback Therapy. Neurofeedback goes by a variety of names such as Biofeedback, Neurotherapy or Neurobiofeedback. Regardless […]




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I’m Shmacked – The College Binge Drinking Movement

If you haven’t heard of the binge drinking movement, “I’m Shmacked,” you probably haven’t been near a university in a long time. The popular video franchise travels to college campuses all over the United States, films drinking parties, and then posts the edited content online. Many of the videos have gone viral, amassing an enormous […]




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Getting Motivated With Motivational Enhancement Therapy

How many times have we made a new year’s resolution only to disappoint ourselves? Go ahead, raise your hands high. Even when we set goals to make our lives better, like eating healthier or getting more exercise, we often give up after a few weeks because it’s too hard, no fun, or we don’t see […]




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