5 JUN

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:55 am
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Movies Affect the Way We Think

Recent research has strongly indicated that the way alcohol is portrayed in movies may contribute to how people evaluate and relate to the movies that they watch. This important information has implications as to how behavior and the mental attitude can be influenced and affected by what we observe. A total of 159 college students […]

29 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:56 am
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Gambling Out of Control

While legal gambling was for a period restricted mainly to gambling towns such as Las Vegas or Atlantic City, there are now hundreds of casinos on Indian Reservations across the country, riverboat casinos, and offshore day trips. Most require planning to visit, which can be a deterrent to many, but certainly not all potential gambling […]

27 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:31 am
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Veterans: A New Alternative Treatment for PTSD

A group of veterans is seeking to educate people about new treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). To them, it is a matter of quality of life for returning service personnel and a matter of cost. One Vietnam Vet claims he was treated for PTSD with very strong medication, but […]

22 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:32 am
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Treatment Courts: Helping Veterans in Montana

In Montana, “a treatment-based alternative to incarceration for veterans caught up in the criminal justice system”is the Veterans Treatment Court. The program is supported by law enforcement officials and judges across the state, including the Attorney General, and is proving to be a popular and successful drug and alcohol treatment plan. Graduates of the program […]

20 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:34 am
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Do Newspapers Mislead About Alcohol-Related Deaths?

There is growing concern by researchers that alcohol related deaths are not being accurately reported. This lack of reporting may affect the public’s health by creating a lack of awareness of a growing problem. A study by the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, which was recently published in the journal Alcohol & Alcoholism, […]

15 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:35 am
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Breakthrough in Migraine Prevention

Migraines are painful headaches often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light. An episode can be a complicated event, with symptoms that change over hours or even days, and tend to progress through several stages. Now two experimental drugs may finally offer help in preventing migraines in people who suffer multiple attacks every month, according to […]

13 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:38 am
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Exercise To Curb Your Use of Alcohol

According to recent studies, aerobic exercise helps curb the cravings for and dependence on alcohol in those people who are progressing through the early stages of recovery. Great news for who would like to opt for an inexpensive and drug-free treatment plan. A study by researchers at Brown University was published in the January 2014 […]

13 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:36 am
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How Memory Could Help the Future of Drug Users

People who are dependent on drugs often are thinking about the future, meaning their next drug fix, but not about the long-range future. For many addicts, their over-all health and what harm past drug use might cause is not what is on their minds. Future or delay discounting, is the human behavior where people tend […]

8 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:39 am
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What We Really Know About Meditating Depression

Depression may be one of the most mysterious conditions to affect human beings. How does the emotion of sadness, melancholy or grief become a biochemical condition? …and why don’t serotonin-enhancing antidepressants work as well as expected, if they even work at all? Here’s a brief history of depression treatment that may serve as a starting […]

6 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:40 am
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Mindful Eating: How You Can Eat Your Way to Good Health

Americans on the whole are overweight. I’m overweight and so are most of the people I know. We struggle with unhealthy eating habits, which can be lead to serious medical issues like diabetes and high blood pressure. And hey, let’s be honest. It’s not easy to be a healthy weight. We’re all busy and there […]

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