Study: Link Between Emotion and Addictive Substance Use Explained

(Neuroscience News) What drives a person to smoke cigarettes – and keeps one out of six U.S. adults addicted to tobacco use, at a cost of 480,000 premature deaths each year despite decades of anti-smoking campaigns? What role do emotions play in this addictive behavior? Why do some smokers puff more often and more deeply or even relapse many years after they’ve quit? If policy makers had those answers, how could they strengthen the fight against the global smoking epidemic?

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You’re Not Addicted to Drugs You’re Managing Your Abandonment Emotions | Pleasure and Addiction – Substance or Feeling?

(Justin Deschamps) For years, we’ve been led to believe drugs cause addiction. If you give someone cocaine, they’ll become an addict. But newer research and understanding counters this drugs-lead-to-addiction myth. 

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7 Effective Yoga Asanas for Curbing Anxiety, Stress, and Insomnia

(Vivek Roy) Do you find yourself getting too anxious or stressed out? Or are you unable to get a peaceful sleep at night? Well, most of us these days lead a sedentary lifestyle. With hectic work schedules all day round, many of us find it so difficult to even eat a timely and a proper meal. Women especially need to juggle between work and kids which makes it further stressful for them. An increase in stress and anxiety results in our mental health getting affected. Physical health is often taken care of when people find time to hit the gym, but what about our mental health?

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Exercise, Memory and Learning Linked by Science: A Short Bout of Exercise Enhances Brain Function

(Science Daily) Neuroscientists, working with mice, have discovered that a short burst of exercise directly boosts the function of a gene that increases connections between neurons in the hippocampus, the region of the brain associated with learning and memory.

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CBD Oil for Mental Health—Should You Take It Too?

(Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc) About 20 percent of the population suffers from some form of anxiety. If you have anxiety, you may be looking for a new way to relax your body and mind. Many of my patients and followers on Twitter and Facebook have reached out to ask me whether CBD oil is the newest snake oil, or whether can it really help ameliorate symptoms of anxiety without causing side effects.

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