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Archive for February, 2011

Intimacy Impacts Depression

Feb 18th, 2011 | By

Television broadcaster, Ryan Lefebvre struggled with the demons of depression for years before the bottom finally fell out. After an afternoon grilling with friends, he found himself terrified, sobbing uncontrollably in the corner of his closet. It was at this moment he realized that he needed help to find his way out this dark chapter of his life. Through therapy, medication and self-discovery Ryan learned to manage his depression. According
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Doing What You Love: A Key To Recovery?

Feb 16th, 2011 | By

Many recovery programs urge addicts to focus on the program and recovery and not on other ‘distractions’ while on the road to rehabilitation. Recent research shows that the power of life’s meaning and purpose helps addicts in the recovery process. Without key sources of meaning and purpose – like children, relationships and productive work – it’s not unusual for addicts to have difficulty staying clean. The Rolling Stones guitarist,,
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The Healing Power of Lemons?

Feb 14th, 2011 | By

Lemons are typically used to make lemonade, remove hard stains, deodorize your house and add little zest to your evening meals – but this citrus fruit has much more power. Lemon mixed with hot water is very effective at curing stomach pain, nausea, heartburn, and lower intestine disorders like constipation or worm infestations. It can also solve simple issues like the hiccups. Water plus a few lemons when ingested in
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Cost of Prescription Drug Abuse

Feb 11th, 2011 | By

State and local governments have been struggling in these difficult economic times with finding the funding necessary to address our continuing and ever growing problems with substance abuse. Yet, more funding is definitely needed to meet what has been described as a public health crisis emanating from substance abuse in Florida. A recent newspaper article written by Iricka Berlinger which appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat on February 2, 2010 quoted
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GABA – The Brain’s Peacemaker

Feb 11th, 2011 | By

GABA or gamma-aminobutyric acid, controls your brain’s rhythmic theta waves, ensuring physical and mental balance. The calming or “peacemaker” chemical in the brain can largely influence the health of other neurotransmitters. A GABA deficiency can directly impact a person’s ability to handle daily or long-term stress, which can result in anxiety, hypertension, irritability, headaches, heart disorders and seizures. It is essential to maintain a healthy GABA balance. When there is
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