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Should You Be Worried About Triggers?

Should You Be Worried About Triggers?   Have you ever heard the saying, if you do not want to slip, do not go where it is slippery? This saying can mean a number of things to different people. Often someone might say this about not wanting to cheat on a diet but wanting to go...
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The White Elephant

The White Elephant   The term white elephant refers to a large obstacle that one tries to get around. It also means that there is a big issue that everyone is aware of but chooses to ignore. The white elephant in the room has been used in substance abuse treatment and recovery to describe the...
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VNS Therapy for Addiction

If you were to ask a recovering alcoholic or addict if they wished that they made different associations in their brain when they thought about a drink or a drug, they would probably say “yes.” Those in recovery from addiction have unhealthy relationships with certain substances. And even after drugs or alcohol negatively impact their...
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Stimulating Environments May Diminish Drug Cravings

Addiction is a complex disease that scientists continue to unravel; the hope being that findings will help reduce addiction rates and develop more effective forms of addiction treatment. It has been argued that environment plays a large role in addiction, and that altering an individual’s surroundings can influence addictive behavior. New research suggests that a...
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Sugar: Learn Why We Crave It And The Connection Between Good Nutrition And A Healthy Recovery

National Geographic is not always about lions, tigers and bears In case you didn’t realize it, this year the National Geographic Society is celebrating 125 years of exploration and come this October they will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the publication of their first monthly magazine. Depending on your age you may be familiar with the magazine....
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“The Java Jive” ~ Recovery, Nutrition, Cravings, And Caffeine

“I love coffee, I love tea, I love the Java Jive and it loves me Coffee and tea and the java and me, A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup!” The Java Jive… Just in case you are not familiar with the lyrics shown above, they are from the 1940’s hit The...
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