14 APR

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:04 pm
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The Sugar Debacle: Three Ways Nutrition Scientists Got It Wrong

The Sugar Debacle: Three Ways Nutrition Scientists Got It Wrong   Sugar isn’t just in candy bars anymore. Look at the nutrition label on a loaf of bread, a can of pasta sauce or pretty much any low-fat dairy product and you’ll find sugar, lots of it. One might assume that any substance manufacturers routinely […]

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 […]

9 JUN

Constance Scharff, PhD
6:42 pm
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You Probably Drink More than You Think You Do

You Probably Drink More than You Think You Do Do you know how much you drink? When you think about how much you drink, do you include special nights out, weekend gatherings, sports games, weddings/funerals, and other events? Many people do not and find that they may drink a lot more than they realize. Researchers […]

22 MAY

Constance Scharff, PhD
4:14 pm
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Those Who Drink May Neglect Their Children

Those Who Drink May Neglect Their Children Researchers from UCLA suggest that not only does alcohol abuse or alcoholism play a role in child neglect, but those who drink more moderately may also fail to adequately supervise their children. Alcohol was a factor in approximately 11% of the 500,000 child neglect cases identified in 2011. […]

23 SEP

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:03 am
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Common Addictive Substances that Can Harm Your Health

Not all addictive substances are illegal and addiction doesn’t always require a stint in treatment to get off what you’re using – depending on what you’re using. Surprisingly, over-the-counter (OTC) substances found at local drug, grocery and convenience stores can get you hooked. They activate the addiction center in the brain like a light bulb. […]

16 SEP

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:05 am
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New Control on Hydrocodone

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) recently changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule IIdrugs. These are pharmaceuticals with accepted medical uses, but also the highest potential for severe psychological or physical dependence. This classification becomes effective across the United States October 6, 2014, and will change how the drugs are prescribed and dispensed. Patients prescribed hydrocodone […]

11 SEP

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:06 am
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A Natural Approach to Addiction Recovery

Holistic approaches to addiction and alcoholism treatment can be of great assistance throughout the process of recovery. From detoxification to reducing stress and improving mental and physical health, holistic treatment approaches play a vital role in regaining personal balance and adding to the strength of other therapies. However, their role is adjunctive and not a […]

26 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:27 am
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New Understanding of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious behavioral disorders that include: compulsively binge eating, binging and purging, or not consuming enough calories and nutrients to stay healthy. Women are more likely to have eating disorders than men, though there is growing recognition of the needs men have for eating disorder treatment. Eating disorders generally begin in the teenage […]

12 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:32 am
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Cultivating Good Habits

Ever wonder why some people seem to be so successful compared to other people living in Anywhere, USA? Evidence shows smart people who have been very successful share certain habits. They display persistence, are self-disciplined, set goals, and are avid readers. University of Washington study found that people generally had an easier time meeting personal […]

7 AUG

Constance Scharff, PhD
3:34 am
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Pain Medication Crisis

The number of heroin-related deaths has drastically increased over the last several years across the nation. In the past, heroin was a drug in the shadows, shot up into veins for an immediate high. It was a problem in the 1960s and early 1970s, then faded away for a while. Today, it is back with […]

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