4 Things You Can Do to Cheer Up, According to Neuroscience

http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/4-things-you-can-do-to-cheer-up-according-to-neuroscience January 4, 201 by ROBBY BERMAN (PHILLIPE PUT) For everyone, there are times when a dark cloud just seems to be following you around. You may not even even know why. While we don’t mean to minimize the value of medication for those who experience this on a daily basis, UCLA neuroscientist Alex Korb, … More 4 Things You Can Do to Cheer Up, According to Neuroscience

My Dark Side

I have a dark side, we all do, I’m not special in that regard.  And it isn’t a feature reserved for addicts, it’s part of the human condition.  But it does seem as though addicts have a special aptitude for tapping into their darkness, there’s an intense, misguided connection to it.  The dark side has … More My Dark Side

Binge Drinking Affects Brain, Memory

Young Brains More Vulnerable Than Adults’ https://www.verywell.com/binge-drinking-dangerous-on-many-levels-66586 Peter Dazeley Collection/Photodisc/Getty Images By Buddy T – Reviewed by a board-certified physician. Updated October 17, 2016 That old joke about going out drinking to kill a few brain cells may not be so funny anymore. Young people who binge drink could be risking serious damage to their … More Binge Drinking Affects Brain, Memory

The Science Behind Why Replacing Old Habits with New Ones Works-Its All About the Dopamine!

If you, like me have a tendency towards addictive or compulsive behaviors and you aren’t familiar with Dopamine, you may want to pay attention.  Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in our brain that helps control the reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine is also responsible for motivation and focus and it helps regulate movement and emotional responses-to put … More The Science Behind Why Replacing Old Habits with New Ones Works-Its All About the Dopamine!

SUGAR ADDICTION IN SOBRIETY. WHY IT HAPPENS + 13 TIPS HOW TO BREAK IT. (Blog post by: http://www.hipsobriety.com/)

January 2, 2016 In late October 2012, the first night I went out to a bar and didn’t drink, I skipped home from North Beach, having done the impossible thing that I was certain I’d never be able to do – abstain from alcohol. I was awash in excitement over this new endeavor and all … More SUGAR ADDICTION IN SOBRIETY. WHY IT HAPPENS + 13 TIPS HOW TO BREAK IT. (Blog post by: http://www.hipsobriety.com/)

Taking Responsibility

For most of my adult life–which coincidentally is how long I abused alcohol and drugs, not to mention the years of abusing my body with eating disorders and putting myself at risk of harm through other reckless behaviours–I have always played the blame game. Everything that “happened” to me was always someone elses fault, or … More Taking Responsibility

Nutrition for Alcohol Detox, Early Recovery and Long-term Health

We all know that alcohol is unhealthy, we’ve heard it all before.  Alcohol is dangerous, it’s bad for us, it’s downright toxic!  But why exactly is it so unhealthy?  There are a multitude of reasons-the toxic effects of alcohol damage every single cell in our bodies, but more important than what alcohol does, is what … More Nutrition for Alcohol Detox, Early Recovery and Long-term Health

“Filling the Void”: The Role of Dopamine in Impulsive, Compulsive and Addictive Behavior

So what’s the deal with Dopamine?  And what has it got to do with this seemingly unabating, often unrelenting drive those of us with “addictive tendencies”  have to fill what can best be described as “a void”?  Let’s begin with a very brief lesson in neurochemistry.  Our brains are made up of neurons- a large … More “Filling the Void”: The Role of Dopamine in Impulsive, Compulsive and Addictive Behavior