Research gives new insight into food, drug and alcohol addictions

A protein that builds up in parts of the brain linked with addiction to cocaine [and other drugs], as well as in response to food, has been found by a team led by Dr Jean-Antoine Girault of INSERM, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. Research

Kristen Davis — forget the cosmos

“I’m a recovering alcoholic. I’ve never hidden it, but I’ve been sober the whole time I’ve been famous, so it wasn’t like I had to go to rehab publicly.”
Kristin Davis visited the Late Show, talks about her battle with alcoholism

Smokers tend to give up in groups

Giving up smoking is contagious – people are more likely to quit in groups than alone, a study suggests.
BBC NEWS | Health | Smokers tend to give up in groups

Tobacco products are the only products legally sold in the “first world” that are known to be harmful to 100% of users. Still smoking? In “recovery?”

The Second Road

Here’s the deal. I just finished the second draft of my second book, which has the working title, God Is. Now What? It’s basically about having a working faith in God outside of the confines of organized religion. The manuscript is up at my agents, but I’m frankly hungry for feedback. Below is a piece of the “Note,” which opens things up. I’d love to hear reactions just to this tiny portion. What I’m trying to do is be part of what I see as a change in our conversation about faith.

Bouncing Off The Bottom

What the heck…he was wearing his watch!

Naked pilot, flight attendant arrested in woods

Tue May 20, 5:22 PM ET

HARRISBURG, Pa. – An airline pilot was found hiding behind a shed wearing only flip-flops and a wristwatch as a nighttime romp in the woods with a flight attendant ended with both under arrest, police said. Continue reading “What the heck…he was wearing his watch!”

Hooked on a feelin’

LOVE addiction might sound fun and exciting, but the truth is the condition might be at the heart of thousands of failed relationships.

Rooted in childhood abandonment and shame, Love Addiction sees sufferers using denial as a protective, coping mechanism and become reliant on fantasy to escape the reality of their relationships. Are you hooked on a feeling? – The Daily Record

Love Addicts Anonymous

I AM NOT A FOOD ADDICT! …am not…am not…am not………. — by Bill

Of all the addictions, food has to be one of the most elusive. Let’s face it: we don’t really need tobacco, heroin, cocaine, booze, shopping, sex, religion and so forth in order to survive — although we may think we do. It’s hard to convince an addict who’s shaking it off cold turkey, or an alcoholic who’s in the midst of an unsupervised detox*, but people do survive these things every day and, despite how it may feel, no one is going to die if he doesn’t get laid today.

Food — well, that’s a different issue. Continue reading “I AM NOT A FOOD ADDICT! …am not…am not…am not………. — by Bill”