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Mood and Experience:…

Living through weddings or divorces, job losses and
children’s triumphs, we sometimes feel better and
sometimes feel worse. But, psychologists observe, we tend
to drift back to a “set point” — a
stable resting point, or baseline, in the mind’s
level of contentment…

Our first guest blog…

Why do people self medicate By Wendell J Montney at Kairos
Healthcare Please visit Mr. Montney’s Site for more
information at   Self
medication is a theory about why people use drugs. It is
not the only theory and it may not be the best explanation
of why…

49-Percent Rise In E…

A new national study shows that from 2005 to 2009 (the
most recent year with available figures) there was a
49-percent increase in emergency department visits for
drug related suicide attempts by women aged 50 and older
— from 11,235 visits in 2005 to 16,757 in 2009. This

Needing But Not Rece…

Past Year Perceived Need for and Effort Made to Receive
Specialty Treatment among Persons Aged 12 or Older Needing
But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug or Alcohol
Use: 2009 The number and the percentage of youths aged 12
to 17 who needed treatment for an illicit drug or

When Substance Abuse Leads to Anxiety


When Substance Abuse…

Substance abuse can lead to anxiety disorders, and vice
versa. Either way, both problems need to be managed and
treated together. While substance abuse is serious enough
on its own, users run the additional risk of developing an
anxiety disorder as a side effect of abusing drugs or

Does Exercise Really…

There exists a large and soothing body of scientific
literature suggesting that regular exercise can improve
someone’s mood and fight anxiety. And then there is this
experiment from Germany, in which researchers placed
running wheels in the cages of a group of laboratory mice
and let…

New laws expand mental health, addiction treatment


New laws expand ment…

New laws expand mental health, addiction treatment Bipolar
Texas teen’s bill goes from $60 per therapy session
to a $15 co-pay By Michelle Andrews As anyone who has ever
sought help for addiction, depression or any other mental
illness knows, insurance coverage is often…

DBT fits well in addiction treatment


DBT fits well in add…

DBT fits well in addiction treatment by Nicholas A. Roes,
PhD We’ll order now what they ordered then, ‘Cause
everything old is new again “Everything Old Is New Again,”
Peter Allen and Carole Bayer Sager DBT” is a relatively
new construct being used as the wrapping for some…

Panic Attacks and Alcohol/Drugs


Panic Attacks and Al…

Alcohol is a depressant. People with panic attack are more
vulnerable to the effect of these chemicals. When a person
drinks during an attack, he or she tends to worsen the
condition. Read more about this here. Most people are not
aware whether alcohol and panic attacks have any…

Brain Waves and Medi…

Nondirective meditation yields more marked changes in
electrical brain wave activity associated with wakeful,
relaxed attention, than just resting without any specific
mental technique.