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Sober and drinking? - MSNBC video A new study challenges the core belief of Alcoholics Anonymous that total abstinence is the only way to control a drinking problem. Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports on the findings that many drinkers can c...
Marijuana and social anxiety by Michael D. Anestis, M.S.Much of my early career has been devoted to an understanding of how negative emotions influence problematic behavioral outcomes.  Because of this, I have spent a fairly...
The Key To Overcoming Shame Is Making Connections medicalnewstoday.comIt would be difficult to find someone who has never felt shame in their life.Shame is a common reaction when someone feels that they have fallen below social norms or their own sta...
Tips on breaking bad habits By Karen Ravn, Los Angeles TimesBreaking a bad habit is a little like breaking up with a spouse with whom you have serious differences but also have a child: The old habit will always be part of your...
Changing habits: they can be broken, but not forgotten Habits can be broken, but not forgottenThough studies have shown ingrained habits can't be completely unlearned, training the mind to control ingrained behavior is within our reach.By Karen Ravn, Los...
Understanding Emotions - Managing Feelings understanding emotions, dealing with feelings, managing emotionsTips on Managing EmotionsBecause our emotions are experienced in our bodies, emotions make us want to do something. People aren't built...