How cleaning helped me rebuild what alcohol had ruined

They say cleaning is detoxing – it’s not, but it was part of my recovery from addictionIf you ’ve ever done a real detox off drugs and alcohol to get clean, the whole notion of cleaning your flat as a way to some sort of psychological Nirvana seems suspect. Yet this is exactly what the new cleaning gurus, likeMarie Kondo,Mrs Hinch (2.4m Instagram fans and counting) and Lynsey “Queen of Clean” Crombie, would have us believe.They say that chucking everything out and sterilising what is left is a way to put order back into our messy lives. An abundance of videos featuring confessional cleaning tutorials show bright-eyed and often beautiful young women extolling the virtues of cleaning in the reverent terms usually reserved for religious conversions, spiritual awakenings or the moment you receive your yoga name in India. Eat, Pray, Clean. They have seen the light – and it smells like Ecover.Continue reading...
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Date: Thursday, 12 19, 2019; Speaker: George F. Koob, Ph.D., Director, NIAAA; Building: Building 50; 1328/1334
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewKratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is an herb with no current indication for medical use with potentially addictive properties, yet it is being used in the management of pain, depression, and anxiety. The agent ’s pharmacology lends itself for concern regarding recreational misuse (Drugs of Abuse,2017).Recent FindingsKratom ’s increasing popularity for use in the USA is reflected by National Poison Data System data that in 2011 there were 13 cases reported to poison control centers while in 2017 there were 682 calls in response to kratom exposure (Kratom exposure in the US linked to serious me...
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According to Healthline, Oxycodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It can be used short term or long term, depending on your condition. It is an opioid oral tablet and is better known by its other generic brand names, including Oxaydo, Roxicodone, Roxybond, and OxyContin. It is available in five forms, and since it is an opioid medication, it can be very easy to form an Oxycodone addiction. If you feel as if you may be forming an addiction to Oxycodone, make sure you are aware of the signs, symptoms and when it’s time to get help. Oxycodone Addiction Warning Signs Oxycodone can be a very helpful tool for m...
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Are you always in control and always perfectly put together? Are you professionally successful, a great friend, and always showing a happy face to the world?  But what about on the inside? Is there something in the background or in the past that you don’t talk about?  Do you feel disconnected, like no one knows the “real” you? Deep down do you just know something is wrong? Well, you might have “perfectly hidden depression.” Today Gabe speaks with Dr. Margaret Rutherford who has done extensive work on the relationship between perfectionism and depression.  Dr. Rutherford tells u...
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Society for Neuroscience satellite meeting explores notable research on drug and alcohol addiction What: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), both part of the National Institutes of Health, will host a one-day...
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Abstract Clinical-toxicological investigations are very helpful for the detection and assessment of the severity of questionable narcotics intoxications. In some cases, an initial case of clinical poisoning then progresses in the further course to a case of forensic relevance (for example after deliberate poisoning e.g, with knock-out drugs or with intend to commit murder, or in cases of intoxication in connection with a criminal offense).The specifics and problems of the analytical detection of these substances in clinical and forensic cases are explained with regard to the presented narcotic drugs. The...
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Many people use alcohol to reduce anxiety, but it can end up making anxiety worse in the long term. Learn about the link between alcohol and anxiety, and tips for coping here.
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CONCLUSIONS: Combining drug classes with alcohol prior to OD was common and associated with a higher likelihood of hospitalization. Overdose prevention efforts should address acute risks of alcohol ingestion with other drugs. PMID: 31596516 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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National Centre for Behavioural Addictions will support people seriously addicted to online gaming and the internet Related items fromOnMedica Experts urge radical action on mental health crises We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Suicide attempt risk higher among non-heterosexual teens Doctors urge government to act on rising alcohol impact NHS is failing patients with mental health problems
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Translational Psychiatry, Published online: 08 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41398-019-0591-6Developing neuroscience-based treatments for alcohol addiction: A matter of choice?
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