Northern Nevada is a beautiful place to live if you enjoy the outdoors.  With Lake Tahoe only a short drive away residents have the opportunity to be hiking, skiing, climbing, swimming, or biking within the hour.  However, not everyone has the means or abilities for these specific activities or the desire to face the elements. …

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Substance use disorders can sometimes feel like a never ending onslaught of difficult or challenging news.  One of the overlooked difficulties surrounding addiction is the negative stigma that can be associated with seeking treatment, or identifying as being in recovery.  In this article VICE news discusses one of the few good things that have come…

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Sarah Berman Vice News portrait
The nature vs nurture debate has been a significant part of the addiction argument for a long time.  There is ample evidence from both sides and a consensus has yet to be reached.  This article is interesting. While it advocates that nature has a significant impact on addiction it does not provide a real world…

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Myth vs reality Ipad
The myths that are expressed in this article are sadly still a reality for many people when they think of addiction.  Recovery from addiction is a difficult road with many unexpected twists and turns.  One of these unexpected twists can be dealing with someone who only sees you as an addict and thus thinks of…

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Juices
In an article I read today residents of Manhattan, New York are taking part in a healthier alternative to the well known bar crawl. Additionally sober day raves, dance parties, and a sober social network are taking off in cities across the country. Check out this article to find out more.

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Healthy Minds Brain Image
Are you a constant picture taker? How is your gait? Is their a bully in your life? The way you walk, observe, and succumb to negative treatment by others all affect our mental health. In a recent article “12 Habits That Can Destroy Your Mental Health” published by My Wise Granny, some recommendations on how…

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How is your brain strength? Do you buy that shiny new toy when you see it, or do you delay gratification and think on it? Are you courageous in the face of your fears? Do you identify and work on your weaknesses, or do you hide them away? These are just a few of the…

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Well, the magic non drinking pill has not been found yet. However scientists have designed a compound that could inactivate alcohol linked neurons in the brain. According to Science Magazine, Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been able to completely reverse alcohol dependency in rats, The rats still seek out sugar water which…

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Are you a Master Procrastinator? Does the word Procrastinate aggravate your senses the way nails on a chalkboard do? ( Am I old and no one knows the sound of nails on a chalk board anymore…?) I am a Mater Procrastinator and loath the word procrastination! But maybe no more. Here is an article by…

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Would you rather have your sense of taste or your smartphone? According to a study provided in an article by James A. Roberts 53% of 15-30 year olds said they would rather give up their tasters than their smartphone. What about you? Do you check your phone 150 times a day? Don’t worry, apparently that’s…

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