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Addiction

Meditation Improves Brain Function

Meditation Improves Brain Function

There is a great deal of evidence that meditation, in particular mindfulness meditation, improves the brain, and the research is teaching us a lot about how and why that happens.

Let’s look at some of the research. In one recent study:

“…the researchers...
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The Film You Don’t Want to Miss: “Prescription Thugs” at the Tribeca Film Festival

The Film You Don’t Want to Miss: “Prescription Thugs” at the Tribeca Film Festival

This weekend is the start of the Tribeca Film Festival. At the festival, the documentary film, “Prescription Thugs,” will be screened. I am honored to be featured in this film and to help educate the public about the grave danger that is posed by the abuse of prescription medications.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions. The CDC states:

Since 1999,...
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Will Love Conquer Addiction?

Will Love Conquer Addiction?

If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen it – an article suggesting that it is love that addicts need and lack of love and connection that causes addiction. The case made seems compelling.

There are some things we know to be true. We know, for example, that addiction is not just a biochemical process. There are famous studies and heaps of anecdotal evidence that show us that some people can use like fiends for a...
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