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The Power of Situati...

The popular, formerly caffeinated, fruity alcoholic beverage, Four Loko, has been blamed for a spike in alcohol-related hospitalizations, especially throughout college campuses. Initially, caffeine was deemed the culprit and the Food and Drug Administration ordered all traces of caffeine to be...

Binge Drinkers Have ...

Binge drinking is prevalent among university students, especially in the United States. One brain structure particularly sensitive to alcohol’s neurotoxicity during development is the hippocampus, which plays a key role in learning and memory. A study of the association between...

Marijuana Use May Hurt Intellectual Skills in Multiple Sclerosis Patients Mar28

Marijuana Use May Hu...

those using marijuana scored approximately one third lower than non-users

Cognitive Behavioral...

How is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Used to Treat Addiction CBT is an approach used to deal with substance abuse. It starts with the assumption that faulty thinking patterns are the addict‘s real problem. When it comes to dealing with addiction problems there are a number of treatment...

So THAT’S Why:...

  ScienceDaily Opiate abuse is a chronic disorder and maintaining abstinence represents a major challenge for addicts. Individuals recovering from opiate dependence have long reported that while the acute withdrawal symptomsfrom opiates may pass relatively quickly, they do not feel...

Training the brain t...

Training the brain to think ahead in addiction ScienceDaily (2011-01-27) — The growing numbers of new cases of substance abuse disorders are perplexing. After all, the course of drug addiction so often ends badly. The negative consequences of drug abuse appear regularly on TV, from...

Mindfulness Meditati...

Mindfulness Meditation Training Changes Brain Structure in Eight Weeks   ScienceDaily (Jan. 21, 2011) — Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. In a ...

Alcoholics Overestim...

Alcoholics Overestimate Their Ability to Recall Things: Study They may believe their memory is as good as non-alcoholics, but tests show otherwise URL of this page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_102694.html (*this news item will not be available after 11/25/2010) By ...

Brief meditative exe...

Brief meditative exercise helps cognition Psychologists studying the effects of a meditation technique known as “mindfulness ” found that meditation-trained participants showed a significant improvement in their critical cognitive skills — and performed significantly better...

Brain waves and medi...

Brain waves and meditation ScienceDaily  – We all know that meditation helps relax people, but what exactly happens in the brain during meditation? A new study suggests that nondirective meditation yields more marked changes in electrical brain wave activity associated with wakeful,...