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Anesthesia Drug Rapidly Lifts Depression, Researchers Say MONDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) — A single dose of an anesthesia drug produced relief from depression in as little as two hours in a small group of patients for whom several other treatments had failed, U.S. government researchers report.The researchers said, however, that the drug, ketamine, is unlikely to be used in the treatment of depression because of possible side effects, including psychosis. But the new finding Read More
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Heroin Addicts Clamor for Scarce Medicine By MICHAEL RUBINKAM The Associated Press Source: Washington Post Date: 28 April 2005 WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Krystal began using heroin when she was 14, and soon hit bottom. But at 18, she says she is drug-free, holds down a job, attends beauty school and cares for her toddler son. She credits a relatively new medication called buprenorphine with freeing her from heroin’s grip. “Amazing,” “incredible” and “lifesaving” are a Read More
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Moss Rehab Again Named Among “America’s Best Hospitals” Elkins Park, PA, July 7, 2006 – Once again, MossRehab, a member of the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading rehabilitation facilities in the annual US News & World Report survey of “America’s Best Hospitals.” “We are honored that MossRehab is consistently recognized as one of the leading rehabilitation facilities in the country,” said Ruth Lefton, Chief Operating Officer, MossRehab. Read More
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Heroin addiction gene identified and blocked * 15:00 31 May 2005 * NewScientist.com news service * Jennifer Viegas Scientists have not only identified a critical gene involved in heroin addiction relapse, but they have also successfully blocked it, eliminating cravings for the drug. The study was conducted on heroin-addicted rats. But the researchers now think that, within a few years, better treatments will become available to human heroin users who cannot quit due to insidious Read More
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Useful New Addiction Treatment News All major classes of drugs of abuse in our society, including opioids (fentanyl, hydrocodone, and Oxycontin) and cocaine, exert their addictive properties through the mesolimbic dopamine system in the brain where the receptors for these chemicals reside.  It has been assumed that pharmacologic treatments for cocaine or heroin abuse would have to be somehow different.  Despite acting on the same area of the brain, different drugs bond to different receptors Read More
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What is the Meaning of Life  by: Robert Fulghum   A Greek philosopher and teacher ended a lecture asking, “Are there any questions?” In the audience was Robert Fulghum who asked, “Dr. Papaderos, what is the meaning of life?” Fulghum relates: “The usual laughter followed, and people started to go. Papaderos held up his hand and stilled the room and looked at me for a long time, asking with his eyes if I was serious Read More
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Self Recovery from Addiction…Taking Responsibility for Your Life by: Edward B. Toupin I’ve had several coaching clients come to me who, while they wanted to move forward in life, were actually stuck in a self-destructive addiction. Of course, I cannot directly confront them about their addictions, as they had to open up to me that it was part of the problem that was keeping them in the same rut in which they found themselves day-after-day. Read More
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9 Ways to Motivate Yourself When You Just Don’t Feel Like it by: Skye Thomas Achieving the really big goals and dreams always involve breaking it down into do-able little steps. Assuming that you’ve picked a goal or dream that you really love working at, then most of the steps are a delight to take. No matter how much you love your dream and no matter how much you love your work, there are going Read More
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Happiness Versus Pleasure by: Margaret Paul, Ph.D. We are a pleasure seeking society. Most of us spend our energy seeking pleasure and avoiding pain. We hope that by doing this, we will feel happy. Yet deep, abiding happiness and joy elude so many people. There is a huge difference between happiness and pleasure. Pleasure is a momentary feeling that comes from something external like a good meal, our stock going up, making love, and so Read More
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Accessing Your Spiritual Guidance by: Margaret Paul, Ph.D. For the last 35 years, I have been working with individuals, couples and families, as well as business relationships. I have 8 published books on relationships and healing, some of them best-sellers. In the first half of my career, I worked as a traditional psychotherapist, and was not happy with the results. In the last 18 years I have worked with a process called Inner Bonding, which Read More
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