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New book on rational drinking!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 22 Apr 19 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Books & Media, Rational Thinking |

  I am very pleased to mention publication of a relatively  new book by my friends Dr. Michael Edelstein (left) and the late Will Ross (right)*, two people eminently qualified to teach about how distorted thinking and irrational beliefs lead to excessive, self-destructive behaviors such as alcoholism and drug addictions.             […]

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The Beck Diet Solution

The Beck Diet Solution by Judith S. Beck This time, it’s going to be different. This time, you are going to diet successfully . . .    696 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2017-10-30 04:41:55.

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Depression following benzodiazepine withdrawal

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 3 Apr 19 in Acceptance, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Ask Rex, Depression, Uncategorized |

  Mick wrote: I cannot help but feel that my life has been ruined by this withdrawal process. 10 months out and I am in another wave. I have so much brain fog its unreal, as well as many, many many other debilitating symptoms. I lost the person whom I thought that I would marry […]

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Interview with Dr. Edelstein

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 27 Mar 19 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Alcoholism, Anger, Anxiety, Procrastination, Self esteem |

We are very pleased to be able to bring you an exclusive, in-depth discussion-interview with San Francisco psychologist,  Dr. Michael Edelstein, one of the pioneers of REBT and one of it’s leading proponents today, author of the now-classic “Three Minute Therapy,” and just out Therapy Breakthrough Without further ado, please enjoy “What are you telling yourself?  . […]

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Can we sabotage ourselves unconsciously?

A reader asks if we can sabotage ourselves unconsciously   2,948 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2013-05-26 07:21:34.

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Internet addiction?

A reader shares that on occasion they find a new and interesting venue on the internet and end up using it compulsively, wasting a lot of time, and then feeling disgusted with themselves. They believe that if they make a decision to get involved with an internet venue, they can just make a decision to […]

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Is drinking alcohol rational?

We were discussing whether the use of alcohol is (ever) rational, and it resulted in the following rant on my part. Excuse me if my bias is showing just a wee tad! Human beans seem to have always had an appetite for mood altering-mind altering substances . . .  1,426 total views, no views today Originally posted […]

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Malls as dopamine factories

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 14 Feb 19 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Culture, Other stuffs |

  I have been thinking about shopping malls as “dopamine factories.” Neon and other bright, colorful, “noisy” stimuli dopamine  neurons . . .  1,387 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2017-02-07 07:36:45.

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Guest Author, Michael R. Edelstein : Beat Your Smoking Addiction

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 23 Jan 19 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, musterbation |

Beat Your Smoking Addiction By Dr. Michael R. Edelstein, Author “Three Minute Therapy” Three Minute Refutations (TMR) involve a powerful exercise for changing your addictive thinking. 5,517 total views, 2 views today Originally posted 2017-07-31 00:00:19.

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Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five Pound Bag?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 5 Jan 19 in Acceptance, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Perfectionism, Procrastination |

Q: The intense Mr. X writes about a pattern of trying to “put 10 pounds of shit into a five pound bag,” that is, making unrealistic plans, and then feeling frustrated,  and anxious about not accomplishing what he set out to do.  Sound familiar? 100 total views, no views today

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