20 JUN

Constance Scharff, PhD
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Forget “Idle Hands”: Four Reasons to Start a Job in Recovery

Forget “Idle Hands”: Four Reasons to Start a Job in Recovery Your first year in recovery will throw a lot of curve balls at you as you rediscover your life free of dependency on drugs and alcohol. Interestingly, the National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that having a job can help bolster an addict’s recovery […]

18 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
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Beyond the Family: Four Government Interventions to Fight Addiction

Beyond the Family: Four Government Interventions to Fight Addiction   Families in the United States are really going it alone with regard to substance abuse treatment. Even when a loved one wants help, there very frequently are no treatment beds available or insurance will cover only a fraction of the cost or duration of care […]

26 APR

Constance Scharff, PhD
2:06 am
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Battle of the Bulge: Four Reasons Not to Diet

Battle of the Bulge: Four Reasons Not to Diet   Obsessed with current cultural ideals of ultra-thin beauty, overweight Americans are encouraged, frequently under the guise of better health, to “correct” their bodies through masochistic dieting, sometimes dangerous exercise routines and surgery. But even with all the money spent on weight loss, we’re still, on […]

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20 MAR

Constance Scharff, PhD
11:44 pm
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I Think, Therefore I Meditate: Two Things You’re Getting Wrong about Mindfulness

I Think, Therefore I Meditate: Two Things You’re Getting Wrong about Mindfulness   If you’re doing downward dog, are you meditating? Although yoga and other eastern practices have fully entered the mainstream of “healthy living” and “alternative lifestyle” aficionados, the truth is that many people don’t quite have a grasp on the true origins of […]

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10 MAR

Constance Scharff, PhD
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Real or Imagined Stress? Four Ways Anxiety Controls Our Perceptions

Real or Imagined Stress? Four Ways Anxiety Controls Our Perceptions   Anyone tuned in to a 24-hour news cycle may find it hard to relax. With anchors capitalizing on our collective fears to grow their viewership and internet based media splashing outrageous headlines across our newsfeeds, more and more it seems to be in the […]

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22 DEC

Constance Scharff, PhD
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Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is most often associated with military personal exposed to war and all the tragedy and horror that goes with that experience. However, PTSD affects all sorts of people, from children who have experienced abuse to those who have been in accidents, victims of crime, or witness […]

13 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
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Five Ways to Develop Gratitude

Five Ways to Develop Gratitude One important key to recovery is to develop a grateful spirit. If we have gratitude for the positive situations and people in our lives, we can address our problem areas with purpose and meaning. Here are five ways to develop a sense of gratitude in your life. Write a Gratitude […]

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8 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
1:10 am
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Three Signs Your High School Athlete May Be Taking Performance Enhancing Drugs

Three Signs Your High School Athlete May Be Taking Performance Enhancing Drugs We don’t like to think that our teen athletes could be using performance enhancing drugs. There was a time when high school sports were much more about learning how to work as a team and pushing to personal bests rather than earning scholarships […]

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30 JUL

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:39 pm
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Five Tips to Help You Sleep Better

Five Tips to Help You Sleep Better Quality sleep is elusive for far too many Americans. Those who suffer from addiction have abnormal sleep patterns and need help creating appropriate sleep habits. Here are five tips you can use to improve your sleep at night, by getting to sleep quicker and staying asleep longer. Keep […]

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29 JUL

Constance Scharff, PhD
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Shutting Kids Up with “Screen Time” May Damage Their Brain Development

Shutting Kids Up with “Screen Time” May Damage Their Brain Development In China, doctors consider the overuse of video games, text messaging and other “screen” entertainment by children to be a clinical disorder. To “cure” the disorder, children are placed in what the New York Times health blog calls, “draconian therapy, completely isolated from all […]

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