Tag: addiction

Iboga and the Roots of Self-Destruction

Iboga and the Roots of Self-Destruction

Dylan Charles & Jeff Cook Waking Times “Every addiction arises from an unconscious refusal to face and move through your own pain. Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain. Whatever the substance you are addicted to – alcohol, food, legal or illegal drugs, or a person – you are using something or somebody […]

By September 3, 2014 6 Comments Read More →
5 Mind-Blowing Lessons from Psychedelics Experts

5 Mind-Blowing Lessons from Psychedelics Experts

April M. Short, AlterNet Waking Times A recent online course unraveled psychedelic science, medicine, art and spirituality. The problem with banning anything out of a fear of the unknown is that many unknowns will remain. Such is the story of many psychedelic drugs in the U.S. While the government has experimented with various psychedelic compounds […]

The Root Cause of Addiction?

The Root Cause of Addiction?

Heather Callaghan, Contributor Waking Times This is presented as alternative way of viewing addiction. One that does not wage war on the addict with shame and punishment from the so-called “War on Drugs.” Is addiction entirely due to genetic predisposition? That’s non-sense, according to Dr. Gabor Mate who wrote In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, […]

11 Ways Our Society Treats Us Like Caged Rats: Do Our Addictions Stem from that Trapped Feeling?

11 Ways Our Society Treats Us Like Caged Rats: Do Our Addictions Stem from that Trapped Feeling?

Charles Eisenstein, The Fix Waking Times Instead of a moral failing or physiological malfunction, is addiction an adaptive response to circumstances? You’ve probably heard about those addiction studies with caged lab rats, in which the rats compulsively press the heroin dispensing lever again and again, even to the point of choosing it over food and […]

6 Amazing Things Scientists Have Discovered About Psychedelics

6 Amazing Things Scientists Have Discovered About Psychedelics

April M. Short, AlterNet Waking Times Psychedelics have the potential to treat cancers, addiction and psychological traumas. Despite the fact that the U.S. government deems many hallucinogenic or psychedelic substances to be dangerous, classifying them as Schedule I drugs with “no currently accepted medical use,” various scientists have dared to study their effects. What they’ve […]

Cannabis Less Addictive Than High Fructose Corn Syrup & 6 Other Things They Don’t Want You to Know

Cannabis Less Addictive Than High Fructose Corn Syrup & 6 Other Things They Don’t Want You to Know

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times There are so many addictive substances in our society that we humans love to portray as evil. We label them as such because of our tendencies and repetition towards anything that is considered to have negative consequences. We are never to be accountable for our actions or behavior–it’s always […]

First Study in 40 Years Legitimizes LSD for Psychotherapeutic Use

First Study in 40 Years Legitimizes LSD for Psychotherapeutic Use

Buck Rogers, Staff Writer Waking Times The public image problem for psychedelic substances is finally correcting itself, due in large part to the willingness of some scientific communities to ignore taboos and press ahead with modern research into the efficacy of their use as therapeutic medicines. Cannabis is the front-runner in the campaign to end […]

Big Sugar Tips Balance of Scale

Big Sugar Tips Balance of Scale

Dr. Mercola Waking Times There is no shortage of research linking excessive sugar consumption with obesity, and the intake of sugar-sweetened beverages appears to have a particularly strong link. It was five years ago when UCLA researchers found that adults who drank at least one sugar-sweetened beverage a day are 27 percent more likely to […]

By January 15, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
5 Foods As Addictive As Cocaine

5 Foods As Addictive As Cocaine

Indian Country News Waking Times Just looking at a photo of a stack of cookies or freshly baked bread can make your mouth water. Research says simply seeing tempting food releases the chemical dopamine in the brain. The neurotransmitter, often referred to as the “happy hormone,” helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. When you indulge, […]

By October 23, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
Brain Imaging Study Confirms Addictive Nature of Processed Carbs

Brain Imaging Study Confirms Addictive Nature of Processed Carbs

Dr. Mercola Waking Times A staggering two-thirds of Americans are now overweight, and one in four are either diabetic or pre-diabetic. Carb-rich processed foods are a primary driver of these statistics, and while many blame Americans’ overindulgence of processed junk foods on lack of self-control, scientists are now starting to reveal the truly addictive nature of such foods. Most recently, […]

No External Opiates Needed

No External Opiates Needed

Ida Lawrence, Contributor Waking Times The other day I was talking with a person who is an addiction counselor, and of course our conversation turned to the young people who are her clients. I wondered what she sees as the core problem that brings a young person into addiction… is it peer pressure, drug advocacy […]

High Fructose Corn Syrup Is Causing Addiction Similar To Cocaine

High Fructose Corn Syrup Is Causing Addiction Similar To Cocaine

April McCarthy, Prevent Disease Waking Times Results presented at the 2013 Canadian Neuroscience Meeting shows that high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) can cause behavioural reactions similar to those produced by drugs of abuse such as cocaine These results, presented by addiction expert Francesco Leri, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Science at the University of […]

10 Benefits of Hypnotherapy

10 Benefits of Hypnotherapy

Charlotte Whitelock, Guest Writer Waking Times Hypnotherapy is a powerful and effective tool for making massive improvements to your health and wellbeing, and providing you find a caring, professional Hypnotherapist, it can also be extremely relaxing and refreshing, a bit like having a massage for your mind. Hypnotherapy has come a long way since the […]

By April 8, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Why Does Society Think I’m Some Kind of Freak for Abstaining From Alcohol?

Why Does Society Think I’m Some Kind of Freak for Abstaining From Alcohol?

Andrew Beale, AlterNet Waking Times  No one ever asks me why I don’t shoot heroin. No one ever asks me why I don’t shoot heroin. Everyone in my circle intuitively understands that heroin is extremely destructive. It’s highly addictive, disastrous for your health, there’s a huge risk of overdose — and the question of using […]

By March 24, 2013 35 Comments Read More →
The 3 Foods That Can Be Destroying Your Health

The 3 Foods That Can Be Destroying Your Health

Neda Smith, FDN, CMTA, HHC, Guest Writer Waking Times Often addiction, especially to food, occurs during your childhood years. We all remember eating cereal as kids, but over the past three years the amount of cereal consumed by children and adults has increased to an all-time high. In its original form it was designed to […]

By January 25, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Sugar and Saccharin More Addictive Than Intravenous Cocaine?

Sugar and Saccharin More Addictive Than Intravenous Cocaine?

Sayer Ji, Green Med Info Waking Times Sugar and artificial sweeteners are so accessible, affordable and socially sanctioned, that few consider their habitual consumption to be a problem on the scale of say, addiction to cocaine.  But if recent research is correct their addictive potential could be even worse. Almost 40 years ago, William Duffy […]

By January 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Is Money Just Another Drug?

Is Money Just Another Drug?

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times Marriam-Webster’s definition of addiction is: “compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly: persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful.” Just as drugs, cigarettes and alcohol, […]

By November 19, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
Smartphones: Overuse Causing New Health Crises

Smartphones: Overuse Causing New Health Crises

The Health Coach, Contributing Writer Waking Times  Smartphones are here to stay. Smartphones are radically changing the way we live our lives. Smartphones are causing different health crises, most of which remain under the radar until they seemingly emerge out of nowhere. The headline below speaks directly to two different health concerns which are becoming […]

By July 25, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Overcoming Addictions Can Be A Stairway To Heaven

Overcoming Addictions Can Be A Stairway To Heaven

The Health Coach, Contributing Writer Waking Times Sugar … as Sweetness … as the Lord Note from the coach: This may be one of the most important holistic health coaching sessions you’ll ever have. What is it, really, that we all seek in life? Ultimately, isn’t it happiness, joy, bliss … unending. When we experience […]

By July 19, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Depression Chemical Imbalance Doesn’t Exist, Experts Say

Depression Chemical Imbalance Doesn’t Exist, Experts Say

Elizabeth Renter Waking Times What if you went to a crime ridden street corner, suffering from depression, and were told that a certain drug could change how you felt about things? What if you went to your doctor and were told the same thing? While the corner drug dealer and your physician might have different […]

By July 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →