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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We miss Robin Williams

It seems like only yesterday that we were saddened and shocked to learn of the suicide of  the national treasure, Robin Williams . . .  2,994 total views Originally posted 2014-08-12 19:41:28.

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It is good to think about the future!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 3 May 20 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Depression, Rational living, Time management |

  How far can you imagine into your future? For those suffering from addictions, alcoholism and depression, only about 9 days!  15,253 total views Originally posted 2015-08-30 20:58:55.

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A cat has CLAWS on it’s PAWS, but a comma has pause on it’s clause!

A reader brings up some interesting questions about depression and other problems following withdrawal from dependence on benzodiazepines (related to Valium) even seven months after discontinuing use. He says that he has “PAWS (Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome)” Although this is a BIG subject, and although my response is necessarily fairly “global” and general, there are, I […]

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 16 Apr 20 in Addictions, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Alcoholism, bookshop |

What does REBT have to say about alcoholism and drug addiction ?  810 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2019-06-25 05:40:19.

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Malls as dopamine factories

Posted by Rex Alexander on Fri 3 Apr 20 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 . . .   2,484 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2017-02-07 07:36:45.

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Can we sabotage ourselves unconsciously?

A reader asks if we can sabotage ourselves unconsciously    3,540 total views Originally posted 2013-05-26 07:21:34.

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Depression following benzodiazepine withdrawal

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 5 Mar 20 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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39 grams of sugar in a can of Coke! Yuck!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Mon 17 Feb 20 in Addictions, Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Uncategorized |

    Did you know there are 39 grams (9.3 teaspoons) of sugar in this little 12 ounce can of Coke?   Yuck!    786 total views Originally posted 2019-02-02 21:54:25.

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New book on rational drinking!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 8 Feb 20 in Addictions, Alcoholism, Compulsions, Books & Media, Rational Thinking |

I am very pleased to remind you of a book by my friends Dr. Michael Edelstein (left) and the late Will Ross (right)*, two people eminently qualified to teach us about how distorted thinking and irrational beliefs lead to excessive, self-destructive behaviors such as alcoholism and drug addictions.    1,779 total views Originally posted 2013-01-11 18:53:48.

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