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  • Could binge-watching be a sign of depression?
    Could binge-watching be a sign of depression?
    In the age of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and DVD box sets, everyone has heard of binge-watching these days as we either partake in it ourselves or know of others that do. Binge-watching can be defined as watching between two to...
  • Newly elected officials jumping at opiate problem
    Newly elected officials jumping at opiate problem
    Our new elected officials have only been in office a few weeks but already are working diligently to address the opiate problem in the Commonwealth. Governor Charlie Baker and Attorney General Maura Healy have both publically announced major...
  • Prison for the mind
    Tampa suffers forms of addiction, key to stop addictions is hard to get and show
    What drives a person to become addicted? Multitude of stressors, and not a way out, no escape, no hope, therefore, the addictive substance becomes just an escape for the addicts? "The Truman (True Man) Show" for various reasons is...
  • Fernando Smith
    A life remembered; a testimony shared
    The testimony below can change your life! No matter how long you have been in your situation; GOD can turn it around! But you have to make a decision to turn to HIM. God has a plan for your life; but it requires you to let go, and let HIM take...
  • Consumption of extra sugar
    Sugar is more addictive than cocaine and a serious epidemic
    It’s difficult to stave off sugar cravings once you’ve gotten started. For some, a box of chocolates or a pint of Ben and Jerry’s means that the whole box or pint will be downed in one sitting. For others, two to three Starbucks...
  • Slow death through addiction
    No more bondage; you are loosed
    It’s time! You’ve been bound too long. You don’t get the same feeling that you used to get. The pain you were trying to cover-up is still there! People are literally dying, in order to be comforted or gain peace. Both adults and...
  • Fixing America - the opposite of blasphemy
    Fixing America - the opposite of blasphemy
    We have all bad-mouthed authority figures behind their backs — criticized a law officer, grumbled about a boss or complained about our parents. Worse, we have all taken God’s name in vain. Let’s understand how blasphemy destroys...
  • Recovery 2.0 - Move Beyond Addiction
    Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction And Upgrade Your Life - Holistic approaches
    Recovery 2.0 is a new book on addictions and recovery that explores these subjects in an in-depth, holistic manner. The author, Tommy Rosen, points out how ubiquitous the addiction phenomenon is. Rosen is a veteran of addiction recovery and an...
  • Book cover
    In the sidelines of trauma
    As I opened the Viva Edition book, drunken angel, by author Alan Kaufman, I wondered what kind of inspirational work had fallen into my hands. It was extremely difficult for me to read. I picked up and put down the book a number of times as I...
  • “The Digestion Sessions”: Clearing the air about gluten
    “The Digestion Sessions”: Clearing the air about gluten
    Gluten sensitivity and gluten intolerance have been the epicenter of a medical debate for many years, but understanding how gluten affects the body is a discussion that hasn’t happened in a way that the average non-scientist can really...
  • Hi-Tech addictions are becoming more and more common.
    From Marijuana to Google Glass: Addictions Go Hi-Tech
    We see it everywhere, in the face of the stranger we pass every morning on the way to work, in the life of a friend, a coworker or a family member and even in the media. It is no wonder addiction has become so common in these days and rimes....
  • Google Glass
    Googleism: The new alcoholism?
    Google Glass: Harmless toy for grown-ups, or potentially dangerous addiction? Released Oct. 14 in the journal Addictive Behaviors, doctors in San Diego reported the first known case of Google Glass withdrawal.The 2013 Diagnostic and Statistical...
  • Cannabis
    Marijuana: Harmless high or addictive agent?
    Lots of questions circulate the debate over the legalization of marijuana: “Can it really help with certain medical issues” and “How young is too young to use it” are just a few examples. But new studies suggest what we...
  • The United Way Of Southwest Alabama
    United Way Of Southwest Alabama
    The United Way Of Southwest Alabama is helping build a better community by giving people assistance with food, clothing, shelter, financial counseling, after school programs, mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse, services for people with...
  • New program in Wenham offers alternative to addiction treatment
    New program in Wenham offers alternative to addiction treatment
    A new addiction recovery program has opened quietly in one of the smaller north shore communities and only recently has received some notice from the local citizens. Cross Keys Retreat is a residential program in Wenham, Massachusetts that offers...