11 FEB

Constance Scharff, PhD
6:44 pm
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Where’s the Silver Lining? Four Ways Adversity May Make Us Stronger

Where’s the Silver Lining? Four Ways Adversity May Make Us Stronger   Life is not fair. Some things just seem to happen to us, often leaving us reeling and wondering which way is up. It’s true that there will never be a way to avoid some of the worst experiences in life because, like death, […]

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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22 JUL

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:53 pm
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Healthy Eating for Physical and Mental Health

Healthy Eating for Physical and Mental Health We all know how important healthy eating is for the body, but did you know that it also helps the mind? Those with mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety, may not be eating as healthfully as they should, yet doing so may improve symptoms. The National […]

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28 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
8:41 pm
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Praying and Psychedelics Change the Brain in Similar Ways

Praying and Psychedelics Change the Brain in Similar Ways It has been said by many who use or abuse substances, and even some addicts, that they were looking for spiritual experience and this is what started their using path. This can be especially true of those who use psychedelic substances such as LSD, “magic” mushrooms, […]

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12 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
5:53 pm
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Flakka: It Is as Bad if not Worse than Reported

Flakka: It Is as Bad if not Worse than Reported Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been dosing up rats with flakka, meth, bath salts and other drugs, in an effort to find which is the deadliest and most addictive. All the drugs had horrible results, but it looks like flakka may be […]

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7 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
6:19 pm
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Eating a Healthy Diet Keeps Your Brain Healthy Too!

Eating a Healthy Diet Keeps Your Brain Healthy Too! The results are in and a new study tells us that eating healthy isn’t just good for your body; it’s good for your mind too. Yes, put down those cookies! If you want to have the best chance of good brain function into old age, you’d […]

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30 APR

Constance Scharff, PhD
6:00 am
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Art Helps Prevent Cognitive Decline

Art Helps Prevent Cognitive Decline To learn about the cognitive impairment that we find among addicts, we read research in a wide variety of areas, including research being done on the elderly. We do our best to use all the neuroscientific information that is being learned to help addicts recover. In this case, recent research […]

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29 APR

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:50 pm
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Teenage Binge Drinking May Cause Permanent Damage to the Brain

Teenage Binge Drinking May Cause Permanent Damage to the Brain One of the things many alcoholics report is that they have trouble with memory. Now, researchers from Duke University Medical Center have linked this memory loss to binge drinking in the teen years. It cannot be emphasized enough that the experimental tendencies of teens can […]

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24 APR

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:48 pm
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Alcoholism Can Cause Depression

We’ve long known that alcohol is a powerful depressant and can exacerbate feelings of despondency. An article by Scott Stevens on theexaminer.com summarizes a new study from the March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The article and study indicate that an even deeper connection between alcoholism and depression exists than what […]

24 APR

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:25 pm
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Food Addiction in Women Linked to Childhood Abuse

Women with personal histories of abuse are more likely to develop food addictions. Fifty-seven thousand, three hundred twenty one female participants enrolled in a study done to research the link between childhood abuse and adult food addiction. The results? Food addiction was twice as likely in women who experienced physical or sexual abuse before the […]