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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 . . .  1,296 total views, 29 views today Originally posted 2013-02-15 […]

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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 . . .  1,259 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2017-02-07 07:36:45.

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Depression following benzodiazepine withdrawal

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 4 Feb 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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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. 5,402 total views, 1 views today Originally posted 2017-07-31 00:00:19.

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Can we sabotage ourselves unconsciously?

Sun 26 May 2013, 8:54 pm A reader asks if we can sabotage ourselves unconsciously   One of the things I like about REBT is that it helps me keep things simple. Not that depth psychology and other schools of psychology have no interest or value, but they often tend to be unnecessarily complicated. 2,797 total […]

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Interview with Dr. Edelstein

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 17 Jan 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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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? 47 total views, 1 views today

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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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The Beck Diet Solution

    The Beck Diet Solution by Judith S. Beck  Rex gives 3 1/s Hearts   This time, its going to be different. This time, you are going to diet successfully, lose weight with confidence, and, most importantly, keep it off forever. That’s because The Beck Diet Solution is the first book that teaches dieters […]

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We miss Robin Williams

On 11 August 2014, we were all saddened and shocked to learn of the suicide of  the national treasure, Robin Williams, particulary I think members of my generation. Robin was a year younger than me, and could have continued to make people laugh for perhaps another 20 years or more. 2,192 total views, 2 views today Originally […]

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