Monthly Archives: April 2015

How Meth Use Can Lead to Cheating

How Meth Use Can Lead to Cheating

Methamphetamine, also known as crystal meth or simply meth, is a terrible drug that ruins lives. A controlled substance, meth is rarely prescribed, but most abusers get it from amateur labs that crank out the substance from household chemicals. Meth is a stimulant and has a number of effects on the user. One common effect is an increased sex drive, often to extreme levels. Sex addiction and methamphetamine use often go together, and anyone abusing meth runs the risk of having affairs. There are so many reasons not to use meth. Ruining your relationship with extramarital affairs is just one of many.
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Yoga, Teaching and Recovery

Yoga, Teaching and RecoveryI’ve been practicing yoga for 27 years, almost as long as I’ve been in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse. I’ve been a yoga teacher for almost as long as I’ve been in recovery—just short of two decades. These three streams of my life—yoga practice, yoga teaching and recovery—have followed parallel, complementary and mutually beneficial paths: my yoga teaching informs my yoga practice, my yoga practice informs my recovery and my recovery in turn informs both my yoga practice and my yoga teaching.

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Powdered Alcohol an Accident Waiting to Happen

Powdered Alcohol an Accident Waiting to HappenAlcohol in powdered form, known as “palcohol,” has been approved for sale, but there is a great deal of controversy about its potential risks, and it may not be legal for long. Critics of palcohol point out that the risks of underage consumption of the product are notable, and they draw attention to the fact that around 5,000 Americans under the age of 21 die from alcohol-related incidents each year. However, some—the company that makes it, at least—contend that there is no special risk with palcohol, instead arguing that its benefits for hikers and campers make it a potentially useful product. So, is palcohol an accident waiting to happen or a case of much concern about nothing?

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What to Do When Your Work Culture Is Drenched in Alcohol

What to Do When Your Work Culture Is Drenched in AlcoholYou made the decision to get sober. You’ve learned that the way to stay sober is to stay away from a drink or a drug one day at a time. In sobriety you’re able to be responsible and show up for work every day. But there’s one problem. Everyone else is still drinking. You’re finding that being at work or at social events with co-workers isn’t always a safe place to be when you’re trying not to drink.

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Pleasure Associated With Risk-Taking Stronger in Bipolar Patients

Pleasure Associated With Risk-Taking Stronger in Bipolar PatientsA study published in the journal Brain shows that the pleasure responses to risk taking in the reward centers of the brain are stronger in people with bipolar disorder. The study was conducted by a team of cognitive neuroscientists from the University of Manchester and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.

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