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Long-Term Marijuana Use Changes Brain at the Cellular Level, Say Scientists

The team behind the study hopes that their findings can eventually be used to treat people with cannabis use disorder, defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5… 667 more words


Dealing with the future

Here it is, today, its a good day right? Maybe, maybe not, maybe it was a flaming pile of doggie leavings. Either way, you are here, right now, hopefully not looking too far forward. 446 more words

What's this brain reward system you keep talking about?

Mesolimbic pathway by User:Slashme; Patrick J. Lynch; User:Fvasconcellos licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

In my last post, I talked about the hijacking of the brain’s reward system and the role it plays in addiction. 644 more words

It Has a Name

Don’t be afraid to start over. It’s a brand new opportunity to rebuild what you truly want

ADDICTION: Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli, despite adverse consequences. 379 more words


M&M: Do you recognize love?

Insight tastes good! 
Happy happy Monday! Let’s talk about love today, but before we begin, here is a beautiful excerpt from one of my new favorite television shows, … 384 more words

"This One's For Me."

Each of us are fighting battles, tending to wounds, and accepting scars; this year I’ve been on an intensive journey of self-love, awareness, and acceptance, and even though life is getting better I didn’t realize how much compassion and patience I’d need to give myself. 471 more words

Pure Love & Joy on a Cold Crisp Fall Day

At 10 weeks sober there is very little pure child like joy in my Recovery.  I’ve had some amazing experiences at 8 weeks I gifted myself a Float (so spiritual) I have had epic exercise classes that have released huge amount of endorphins, I have experience nature like never before I have connected with a great amount of other sober humans,  I have smiled and giggled. 391 more words