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Lovers and friends: Make it a refreshingly mindful spring forward
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Fear. Suspicion. Indecision. Insecurity. Distorted perspective. These are all relationship killers. A recent study offers an antidote that appears to help buffer against destructive relationship behaviors. A study in mindfulness The study was published November 2016 in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Through evaluating 10-day journals of college sweethearts, researchers found participants who […]


Domestic violence treatment programs: Domestic violence shelters for pet owners
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As Immanuel Kant once said, “He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” Pets have such a therapeutic effect on people that they are now commonly used to comfort people in nursing homes, hospitals and airports. […]


Take five to save lives: One man’s miraculous suicide survival story
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As he felt himself free falling from the Golden Gate Bridge, suicidal Kevin Hines remembers saying “God, please let me live.” In 2000, at the age of 19 and suffering from bipolar disorder, Hines jumped from the bridge; he is one of only 34 people (less than 1 percent) who survived that jump. In 2014, […]


Recognizing sociopathic tendencies
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While the terms “psycho” and “psychopathic” have become commonly used derogatory statements, psychopathic behavior is highly severe. While many use psychopathic and sociopathic interchangeably and the conditions include similarities, such as a lack of empathy and a disregard for the law and social standards, the two are fundamentally different as well. Scott A. Bonn, Ph.D., […]


The pitfalls of prison: Rehabilitation and incarceration
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While prison systems around the world are meant to hopefully punish and correct law-breaking behavior, they more often than not will present, instead of a constructive or corrective environment, a punitive one.  Different prisons use methods of isolation, provide poor living conditions and put individuals at risk of experiencing brutality from some guards and fellow […]


A risky bet: The reality of gambling addiction
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In our world, some risks can provide rewards. For example, winning money means security and access to special goods the average person may be unable to afford. This can be a mark of success and indicate something is being done right. But what if money becomes more than a means to an end? This is […]


It runs in the family: Substance abuse and genetics
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Alcoholism and drug addiction are progressive illnesses that affect roughly 23.5 million Americans every day, many of whom have family members who suffer from the same condition. While some are able to recover, they face the struggle of dealing with alcoholic and addicted family members who refuse to seek recovery which can further complicate their […]


Impact Of Alcohol Addiction For Alcohol Awareness Month
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The beginning of April means the beginning of Alcohol Awareness month. This month is a time when organizations work to raise public awareness and help reduce stigma that surrounds alcohol addiction which can keep people from seeking help with such issues. Alcohol Awareness Month is also a time when people are encouraged to focus on […]


Understanding the dynamics of group therapy
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From films to television and even music videos, depictions of group therapy in the media vary in tone and content. Ranging from comedic to dramatic portrayals, it seems as though there is no one way to determine what really happens in group therapy sessions, that is, unless an individual attends a meeting. While group therapy […]


Playing roulette with designer drugs
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As the war on drugs is still being fought, new types of drugs are being synthesized and are earning dubious reputations. Typically, these drugs are advertised as everyday household products but, when used recreationally, have proven to be even more dangerous than street drugs. These new designer drugs have been designed to mimic the effects […]


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