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Want to Quit Smoking This Year? Here’s How 3 Guys Finally Kicked the Habit

These guys tried everything. Here's what works<p>Back in 1964, we received our first official warning against smoking. That’s when the U.S. Surgeon General released a report saying cigarette smoking actually <i>causes</i> lung cancer. And over the last 50 years, the evidence that smoking is responsible for a …

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Sean Penn's Son Hopper Reveals He Battled Crystal Meth Addiction

Sean Penn’s son Hopper is opening up about how his dad’s tough love helped him kick meth.<p>The 23-year-old recently sat down for a candid interview …

One Way to Avoid Getting Hooked on Prescription Painkillers

Taking prescription painkillers such as Percocet or Vicodin for more than a few days sharply increases your risk of getting hooked on the drugs, …

How to deal with the emotional triggers that stress you out

<i>Editor's note: This story was originally published Dec. 1, 2016. We're bringing it back because it remains relevant for the holiday season.</i><p>The smell …

The Many Faces and Phases of Addictive Behaviors

Humans have been using drugs, alcohol, tobacco, excess food and other substances for centuries. When taken to extreme levels, such behaviors can adversely affect physical health, emotional well-being, relationships, work, school, finances and future goals.<p>In recent years, excessive use of screens, …

Brain, Mind, Body And The Disease Of Addiction

The standard definition of drug or alcohol addiction is that it's a chronic, incurable disease of the brain.<p>In a comprehensive report on the topic, published last month, the surgeon general gives this familiar definition a more positive spin. He eschews the "cure" word and focuses instead on the …

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Does All Mental Illness Derive from a Common Source?

When we think of psychological disorders, we consider each a separate condition. We examine the symptoms, try to find where they stem from, and what …

Talking To A Therapist Can Literally Rewire Your Brain

These changes in brain connectivity may be responsible for a patient's long-term recovery from mental illness.<p>If you can change the way you think, you can change your brain.<p>That’s the conclusion of a new study, which finds that challenging unhealthy thought patterns with the help of a therapist can …