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2 Switching off cravings - topiramate used to manage addiction

Switching off cravings – topiramate used to manage addiction

October 23rd, 2008

Neurology researchers are looking into how to switch off the intense cravings that triggers addiction. They are doing this by tweaking the reward pathways that reinforce addictive patterns. But is managed alcoholism still alcoholism? Should we be seeking such treatments or simply make people choose between intoxication or sobriety?

1 Top 10 Addiction PSA’s from the 80’s (part 1)

Top 10 Addiction PSA’s from the 80’s (part 1)

October 20th, 2008

The first in a series of posts that fondly remember the public service announcements of the 1980’s. They certainly worked to keep me out of the stash that decade, but ironically fueled the addiction fire in the 90’s. Enjoy.

3 Huffing and inhalant use in the military

Huffing and inhalant use in the military

October 18th, 2008

Inhalant use on the rise in the military. But who’s doing anything about it? And just what are our troops inhaling anyways?

4 Alcoholic energy drinks removed from the market

Alcoholic energy drinks removed from the market

October 15th, 2008

Read about how non-profit and government agencies can influence the marketplace … simply by voicing their objection. Can and should you do this in your recovery, too?

1 Top 10 church signs to support addiction recovery

Top 10 church signs to support addiction recovery

October 14th, 2008

Can you see and appreciate the frequent irony of messages on church signs? Take a look at these handful of messages that can also be applied to recovery. If we just open our eyes, the messages are all around us!

6 Are alcoholic games prepping our teens for bingeing?

Are alcoholic games prepping our teens for bingeing?

August 15th, 2008

Remember ping pong balls aimed into cups of beer? Losers guzzle. Now eager participants can hook up to Wii and catch a thrill without the buzz. But is this REALLY what 13 year olds should be modeling?

5 Top 10 recovery technologies on the internet

Top 10 recovery technologies on the internet

July 1st, 2008

Find out what a chat, a ticker and tweets have in common.

1 Can body language communicate addiction?

Can body language communicate addiction?

July 1st, 2008

In my experience, yes. But just how do you know that someone is using and abusing drugs or alcohol? Some tell-tale signs: the eyes have it.

1 Positive affirmations of grace in recovery

Positive affirmations of grace in recovery

July 1st, 2008

“There but for the grace of God go I.”

Should we rely on the grace of God or our own works in order to grow closer to a Higher Power? Maybe shifting the paradigm of our old beliefs is a good start. Affirm the goodness of life!

11 CHAOS: The state of recovery information

CHAOS: The state of recovery information

June 29th, 2008

How can we arrive at a common vocabulary for discussing addiction? Rather than categories and sub-categories, I’ve decided to keep it simple. Addiction engages the mind, the body and the spirit.

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