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Addiction Hijacks the Brain

You’ve probably heard of the brain’s reward network. It’s activated by basic needs — including food, water and sex — and releases a surge of the feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine when those needs are met. But it can also be hijacked … Continue reading

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Neuroscience, Addiction, Theory

Over the years I have read articles and case files of clients that suggest there is an abundance of anxiety and anxiety related disorders with people who experience alcohol and drug addiction. One of the chief components that produce anxiety … Continue reading

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Art and brain science

Here is an interesting article from the NYT about the brain and art from a professor of brain science at Columbia University.: …… The portraiture that flourished in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century is a good place … Continue reading

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Yoga may boost your brain power

Yogis may be enjoying a surprising benefit when they unroll their mats and strike a pose. A new study finds that just 20 minutes of hatha yoga stimulates brain function. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enlisted 30 … Continue reading

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Preferences for group arts therapies

From BMJ Open: Abstract Objectives The arts therapies include music therapy, dance movement therapy, art therapy and dramatherapy. Preferences for art forms may play an important role in engagement with treatment. This survey was an initial exploration of who is interested … Continue reading

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Marijuana Addiction in the Age of Legal Weed

Generation X writer Neal Pollack thought he had it all: a good writing career, a strong marriage, even a lucrative 3-day run on “Jeopardy”! That brought him national attention. Like many in his generation, he also smoked a lot of … Continue reading

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Drug addiction is complex

We’re told studies have proven that drugs like heroin and cocaine instantly hook a user. But it isn’t that simple – little-known experiments over 30 years ago tell a very different tale. Drugs are scary. The words “heroin” and “cocaine” … Continue reading

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