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13 Caffeine addiction withdrawal: A coffee addict gets off java

Caffeine addiction withdrawal: A coffee addict gets off java

December 3rd, 2008

Day three of no caffeine and feeling great. This post explores some of the reasons to stop drinking caffeine and some of the early positive effects of kicking a coffee habit. Do we really need to stimulate MORE mental activity in our culture? Do you?

4 Are HIV positive addicts and alcoholics treated equally?

Are HIV positive addicts and alcoholics treated equally?

December 1st, 2008

In honor of World AIDS Day 2008, we explore the ethical issues surrounding addiction treatment of patients diagnosed with HIV. Are these patients subject to discrimination? How possible is it really to treat ALL addicts equally? We explore if and how clinicians limit contact with HIV+ substance abusers and what we can do about it.

6 Can acupuncture, acupressure or Chinese medicine cure addiction?

Can acupuncture, acupressure or Chinese medicine cure addiction?

November 19th, 2008

Acupressure and acupuncture has been used by Chinese medical practitioners for thousands of years to treat illness and disease. The idea is that gentle stimulation and pressure applied to specific parts of the body can correct imbalances in the internal biofield. Can this therapy work to cure people of addiction?

17 Drug addiction treatment - Acupressure

Drug addiction treatment – Acupressure

November 19th, 2008

Acupressure and acupuncture are treatment alternatives that can help relieve symptoms of alcoholism and addiction. The system was created to bring energy to specific points in the body, and then to remove subtle blockages of energy. Try it out for yourself with this simple set of instructions and diagrams.

4 Preventing health consequences of alcoholism

Preventing health consequences of alcoholism

November 14th, 2008

Does the ability to drink without consequence aid or harm the alcoholic?

32 Ayahuasca : Can psychotropic drugs play a role in spiritual recovery from addiction?

Ayahuasca : Can psychotropic drugs play a role in spiritual recovery from addiction?

November 12th, 2008

Ritualized use of psychotropic drugs has healed people in South American rainforests for generations. Should a shaman guide help addicts today as they trip their way to discover their spiritual connection to the life that surrounds them? Can ayahuasca indeed aid in the treatment of addiction?

6 Biofeedback as a tool for substance abuse cessation

Biofeedback as a tool for substance abuse cessation

November 10th, 2008

Electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback has been employed in substance abuse treatment for over three decades. But can this alternative modality of neurofeedback therapy work for addicts and the treatment of addiction?

16 Caffeine addiction: CONFESSIONS from a coffee addict

Caffeine addiction: CONFESSIONS from a coffee addict

October 30th, 2008

Perhaps you’ve been able to shake the warm, steaming demon of coffee addiction. If so …how did you do it? And what do you recommend for others who want to kick the daily habit?

9 Cigarettes, smoking and smokeless tobacco : business is booming!

Cigarettes, smoking and smokeless tobacco : business is booming!

October 27th, 2008

In the midst of a global economic recession, big tobacco is doing just fine. Although smokers are cutting back on quantity, they are NOT quitting. And that’s just what Big Tobacco hopes for. Is anyone else noticing the ugly cycle of smoking addiction?

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.

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