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Give Zero F**ks: How to Care Less About What Other People Think

It took me a <i>lot</i> of practice to be the kind of woman that gives zero f*cks and actively care less about what other people think, because I misunderstood what the 'give zero f*cks' mindset is all about. The misconception about women who give zero f*cks is that they have no priorities or passions.<p>In …

Unpublished Photos Of Amy Winehouse Show A Side Of Her Few Have Seen

"Before FRANK" is a compilation of photos taken before the singer's debut album release.<p>"The first time I met Amy Winehouse was the day I shot her album cover," photographer Charles Moriarty recalled in a video featured on Kickstarter. The year was 2003 and Winehouse was about to release her debut …

Mindfulness: A New Relationship With Discomfort

We all hate discomfort, especially the emotional kind. Everyone avoids it. But, there are new therapeutic techniques that can actually help us tolerate it better by building a new relationship with it. Sounds crazy right? A new relationship with pain? WTF?<p>But, it works. It's called …

Methamphetamine compromises gap junctional communication in astrocytes and neurons.

2016 May;137(4):561-75. doi: 10.1111/jnc.13603. Epub 2016 Apr 18.<p>1Public Health Research Institute (PHRI), New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers …

Neuroscience

Heroin Users Help Us See Photos Of Addiction Differently

After a year taking photos of three long-term heroin users, I turned to them to help interpret the images<p><i>by</i> <i>Aaron Goodman</i><p><i>This is the first in a series</i> …

Self-Acceptance Is a Journey, Not a Destination

(<i>Photo:</i> <i>Andrea Mai</i>)<p>Is self-acceptance something you learn gradually or can it be achieved effortlessly by claiming it?<p>That was the question that came up in a discussion with a friend on the topic of self-acceptance. It's a much talked about subject that comes up in spiritual circles and personal …

Proud brother posts photos of sibling who beat addiction

Reddit user Wormguy666 uploaded a twinned photo of his sister as a blonde while she was using and as a brunette after she quit the drug.<p>The man …

This is what winter actually looks like in Toronto

We've been spoiled this winter in Toronto, so much so that the deep freeze of the last few days has been particularly brutal. The mercury is starting …

A vaccine for drug addiction is in the works

<b>By Danielle Prieur</b><p>Treating drug addiction with a vaccine might become a solution to combat prescription drug and heroin addiction and the rapid rise …

6 things that happen to your body when you take crystal meth

We all know about it from Breaking Bad. We’ve seen the devastating effect it can have on individuals and families.<p>But what do you really know about …

Mental Health

Treating Substance Abuse and Addiction with Mindfulness and Acceptance

The goal of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is to boost psychological flexibility by targeting six processes that underlie a range of mental …

Mental Health

Rob Roberge: Seven Lies I Told Myself About My Addiction

Contributed by Rob Roberge<p><i>Note from Jennifer Haupt:</i> I was deeply moved by Rob Roberge’s memoir, <i>Liar</i>. After being diagnosed with a progressive …

We must change the way we think about drug addiction in Maryland

I’ve been an emergency room physician for more than 30 years. Every shift, I see broken legs, lacerations, cases of pneumonia and more. On the surface, none appears related to the rising rates of drug addiction and crime plaguing our society. But they are.<p>Recently, I treated a man with an abscess …

Trading Drug Addiction for Food Addiction

Marissa kicked heroin, but picked up another addiction in the process: food.<p>“Basically, my story is one addiction to another,” said Marissa, 25, who …

It’s A Disease: 7 Things To Know About Drug And Alcohol Addiction

No matter which source you look at, the numbers are staggering.<p>The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence says 2.5 million people die …

Clinton mounts fight against 'quiet epidemic' of drug abuse

Growing concerns about substance abuse and mental health ravaging rural communities were some of the first surprises of Hillary Clinton's return to national politics last April. As she took her first tentative steps on the trail, participating in controlled roundtable discussions in New Hampshire …

Stories from a growing epidemic

<i>As I’ve traveled around the country, there’s an issue that’s come up over and over again — in small towns and big cities, at coffee shops and</i> …

Drug Addiction

Making room on the bandwagon when your brand blows up

It's a great time to be a baseball fan in Toronto.<p>After a series of impressive trade-deadline deals that landed the Blue Jays David Price, Troy Tulowitzki and a handful of other useful players, Toronto's baseball team has been red hot, and now finds itself in the thick of a playoff race for the …

Researchers Identify Population of Neurons Responsible for Alcohol Addiction

<b>Scientists have pinpointed a population of neurons in the brain that influences whether one drink leads to two, which could ultimately lead to a cure</b> …

Hillary Clinton proposes $10 billion plan to combat drug and alcohol addiction

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign announced a $10 billion plan to "combat America's deadly epidemic of drug and alcohol addiction" on Wednesday.<p>The plan looks to boost treatment and recovery programs, ensure that first responders have drugs needed to stop opioid overdoses from …

My Brother's Keeper

After years of prison and addiction, my brother went silent. So I visited his rehab.<p><b>I’ve seen my younger</b> brother Zach in person a handful of times in the past eight years. He’s spent a little over two of those years incarcerated — not counting time in county jail awaiting trial or the times he …

The heroin epidemic’s toll: One county, 70 minutes, eight overdoses

WASHINGTON, Pa. — The first call came at 7:33 p.m. last Sunday: Two people had overdosed on heroin in a home just a few hundred yards from the station where firefighters were awaiting their nightly round of drug emergencies.<p>Six minutes later, there was another. A 50-year-old man had been found in …

North Korea has a crystal-meth problem

The recent admission of a British citizen that he had participated in a plan to move 100 kilograms of high-purity crystal methamphetamine from the hermit kingdom of North Korea to the U.S. raises all sorts of questions. But for most people, the first one that pops up is, "Wait, North Korea has a …

Pictured: A former ice user's gruesome scars after he tried to cut tattoos out of his arm while he was gripped by addiction

• <b>Khale Scott is a former ice addict who 'almost died' from his addiction</b>• <b><br>At his worst he was injecting daily $500 of the drug a day</b>• <b><br>He would often not</b> …

Ice addiction and HIV: ‘I just felt truly hopeless.’

Alex had been struggling for a long time but being suddenly dismissed from his job as a contract worker was the final straw.<p>“I was so dark and low …

Changing the way we think about addiction

<i>Addiction, whether to substances or behaviours, can wreak havoc on people's lives. But the addicted mind is complex, and we know from history that</i> …

5 Topics for…Burning Man

Only a few days left until the gates open for Burning Man, a week-long, free-spirited event in the Nevada desert. This year, 70,000 people are expected to frolick on the playa, a harsh white plain where participants endure heat and dust storms for the sake of community, camaraderie, hedonism, art, …

On the Shortness of Life

<i>Read this article as a Google Doc (would love your comments/edits), download and print as a PDF, as an .epub (e-reader), or .mobi (for Kindle).</i><p><i>I also</i> …