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Americans are quitting smoking in higher numbers

In the United States, the smoking cessation rate increased for the first time in 15 years, found a population-level analysis of national surveys conducted from 2001 to 2015. The study suggests e-cigarettes helped users of the electronic devices to quit smoking traditional cigarettes.

Skillet Buttermilk Pancake with Fresh Berries

Breakfast is by far one of our favourite ways to kick off the weekend around here.  It’s a good way to transition into some much needed family time and relaxation (good coffee helps too!).  We are a pancake loving family, and this Skillet Buttermilk Pancake – aka a Dutch Baby has easily become a family favourite. Show More Summary

Creating Healthy Boundaries

by Bruce Dechert, Senior Clinician, Family Wellness Early recovery can be a very exciting and scary time for many. It is also a very difficult time for family members who struggle with trust, fear, building relationships, and self-care. I believe it is important to understand healthy boundaries and be able to communicate these with family … Continued

Stress is a killer

About ten years ago I had a heart attack brought on by stress. These are the steps I used to help myself heal: 1. I made a list of the things causing me stress. 2. Every time I got upset or angry over a specific situation, I wrote it down and included it in my list. Show More Summary

The Dean of USC's Medical School Used Addictive Drugs

When a prominent medical school dean was revealed to have used so-called "addictive drugs" before, he was terminated instantly due to what school authorities called his "disease."

Mice feel others' pain, literally

Pain sensitivity associated with alcohol withdrawal may activate the same brain region in both drinking and non-drinking mice, finds a study.

Rehab at Home for Teens with Addictions

Is it possible to treat teens with addictions at home, the very place they struggle to stay sober? A Connecticut-based company called Aware Recovery Center has proved that it does. Of those who sought treatment with the Aware program, 64% completed it and 72% have stayed in treatment or are abstinent. The latter figure is [...]

How to start a sober blog

That’s a bit of a pretentious title but I actually made it up because it talks with search engines well. That would be a first :-). So, hi there, possibly first timer blogger? This is my blog ‘Feeling my way … Continue reading ?

The Stress Loop

By: Tom Lorio, LCSW Several years ago, a well-respected doctor came to my office distressed about his subway ride to work. He found himself enraged by the NYC Subway system ? the delays, the rude passengers, the unpredictability of service. While public transportation unleashes a specific fury in many people, he was concerned because the … Continued

Alcohol boosts recall of earlier learning, study suggests

Drinking alcohol improves memory for information learned before the drinking episode began, new research suggests.

Free online summit on shamanism

Hello, For those of you who have a taste for the extra-ordinary like I do here is a link to an online summit on the subject of shamanism. Free. Cool. ???? Sign up here. I am happy that I quit. … Continue reading ?

Free online summit on sleep and stress

Hello, Another free online summit you might be interested in. This is on anxiety, overwhelm, stress and sleep. How cool is that? Dunno, have not seen it yet, but…. worth checking out, not? Years ago I read somewhere that sleeping … Continue reading ?

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