The most vulnerable rural patients face a "perfect storm of barriers" to good health.
When we understand the real nature of addiction, we can do a better job of fighting it -- no matter what substance is involved. In the case of marijuana, this means recognizing that the harms of addiction, while subtle, are real -- and shouldn't be dismissed because they are psychological.
Correction: A previous version of this post identified Jose Gonzalez as founder of MD Home Detox. Jose Hernandez is founder
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Despite the widespread use of benzos, many misconceptions about the drug remain. What are some of the most common you’ve
Examine your reasons for wanting to quit. Similar to other habits that people try to quit, you need compelling reasons for
For decades, doctors have been setting people on a road to dependency and addiction by ignoring or downplaying benzos' well-known dark side. It's a dark side their profession has had plenty of time and cause to acknowledge and understand, because it's one benzos share with their predecessor, the barbiturate family.
Where the sex addict seeks to medicate his or her pain with episodes of sexual gratification and acting out, including promiscuity, using porn, exhibitionism or voyeurism, the love addict is more concerned with emotional gratification.
Matt Aikins and Nathan Hodge join Alyona to discuss whether or not thew United States will actually withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
Each city we stopped in, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha, Chicago and Pittsburgh, I set off on foot, stopping people to ask them questions about how their friends talk about sex, and what they thought the barriers were to sexual health information and how we could change this.
Your son is sending you a message about his sadness. How you respond will either help him grow into a man who can feel difficult emotions and communicate them in healthy ways, or someone who represses painful feelings and withdraws his love when he has been hurt.
"Isn't withdrawing from conflict just running away?" you might ask. Yes, it is. But there is a huge difference between withdrawing and disengaging. The difference is about your intention.
We all have a wounded self -- our ego -- that we developed as we were growing up, to protect us from pain. Our wounded self becomes activated when we get scared -- scared of rejection, of engulfment, of being hurt.
Addicts under the addictive spell of smoking always have a reason or an excuse to smoke, whether these make sense or not. The real question is whether they truly believe their lives will be better if they free themselves from the familiar thrall that smoking reliably provides them.
African-Americans also are much more likely to be jobless. 14.1 percent of African-American workers were unemployed in February
There is almost no distinction between withdrawal from heroin and withdrawal from love. They differ mainly in the soundtrack -- junkies don't play so much Adele.
Relationships are fertile ground for learning about ourselves -- about our unloving behavior that creates the very disconnection we don't want, and about the loving behavior that brings aliveness, joy and passion to our relationship.
One day I suddenly saw all the uncaring behavior in a completely different light. I saw clearly that it had nothing to do with me! It wasn't about me at all!