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Managing the Symptoms of Caffeine Withdrawal We don't generally think too much about caffeine withdrawal unless we suddenly find ourselves cutting back or doing without our usual cup of coffee or cola. However, abruptly stopping caffeine can pr... September 3, 2012
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Recovery From Alcoholism If you suspect you may be an alcoholic - or know that you are - there are several ways you can get help and begin your recovery. Alcoholics Anonymous is one of the most popular ways to begin and maint... August 2, 2011

Tools for Addiction Recovery

De-stress in 10 Minutes or Less Recovery Is Sexy.com I have used this technique successfully for mild to moderate stress reduction in alcoholism recovery.When stress or anxiety has you feeling tied up in knots, jittery or unable to...
How to stop emotional eating (and other compulsive behavior problems) for good By Morty LefkoeWhen I first started helping clients whose major complaint was emotional eating-eating for emotional reasons when they really weren't hungry-I assumed that the problem was caused by bel...
Two forms of alcoholism: One which warrants a chronic disease model, and college By Adi Jaffe, a doctoral student at UCLA working toward a Ph.D. in psychology. I respect Stanton Peele, if for no other reason than simply because he is well informed and doesn't mind telling us all a...
What is this thing called Addictions? by Helga M. Genannt MatzkoWhen I began working in the field of addiction 30 years ago, most clients were automatically labeled addicts, (yes, shocking but true) just as most clinicians were either rec...
We're addicted to rehab. It doesn't even work. By Bankole A. Johnson, The Washington PostLast week, Lindsay Lohan left jail and entered a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. If the scene inspired deja vu, it wasn't just because it was the fo...
Synchronicity: Celebrating non-traditional Addiction treatments Helga Matzko, Gestalt Institute Rhode IslandWho would have thought that my meanderings over "What is addiction" in my last blog would lead me to an Ezine article by Melanie Solomon, July 11, 2010 and...