The good things in our lives are easy to overlook while we concentrate on the negative, and if we do that a lot our outlook on life can become generally negative. That path leads to “I might as well drink or use drugs, because I’m miserable anyway!”
Sorry, guys…I’ve been busy working and on a couple of other projects. I’ll be back in person tomorrow, with luck.
In the meantime:
Many websites promoting ADHD drugs offer checklists with questions like these:
- Do you fidget a lot?
- Is it hard for you to concentrate?
- Are you disorganized at work and home?
- Do you start projects and then abandon them?
“These checklists turn all kinds of different behaviors into medical problems,” Conrad says. “The checklists don’t distinguish what is part of the human condition and what is a disease.”
Honest, I started thinking about this without even remembering that Thanksgiving was coming up. When I began to consider a title, however, it dawned on me. Then, being the sort of person I am (read: addict/alcoholic) I immediately thought, “How trite! I don’t want to publish a gratitude post in November!” Continue reading
Lab rats exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke had a 70 percent drop in blood vessel function.
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This is such an important article for every addict (really, everyone in a relationship) to read that I’m going to leave it stuck on the top of the page for a few days to make sure all four of my faithful readers have a chance to see it. Scroll or check the sideboard for more WMS? goodness.
“John Gottman began gathering his most critical findings in 1986, when he set up “The Love Lab” with his colleague Robert Levenson at the University of Washington. Gottman and Levenson brought newlyweds into the lab and watched them interact with each other….
When the researchers analyzed the data they gathered on the couples, they saw clearly that success and failure came down to two things….”
To be a woman suffering from a drinking problem in America is a lonely enterprise, defined by stigma and judgment. And that’s tragic. Women in America are drinking more than ever before, and they are suffering the consequences in sharply rising numbers.