Merely “Reducing” Porn Use is a Fantasy

Reducing Porn Use & Differences Between Porn Addiction And Sex Addiction “Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned?” – Proverbs 6:27 In the January 23rd issue of The Nugget, T. Lee Brown stressed the importance of healthy male touching. Overall, the content was well-intentioned and helpful. She cites pornography as a hindrance to healthy touching, stating, “Some porn [...]
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Opioid System a Critical Factor in Underpinning Alcohol Dependence

Brain Neurons and the Opioid System Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use As more evidential support builds up for the key role played by the dysregulation in the opioid system in underpinning addiction, a recent study investigated the endogenous opioid tone in alcohol dependence for the first time. Comparable to results from previous research based upon the blunted dexamphetamine-induced opioid [...]
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Mortality Following a Nonfatal Opioid Overdose

Opioid Overdose deaths are still on the rise Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Recent times have witnessed an increase in patients with nonfatal opioid overdoses. Between 2005 and 2014, emergency department visits in relation to opioids have doubled per capita and opioid-associated inpatients stays escalated by almost two-thirds in the U.S. This has drawn clinical attention toward a better understanding of [...]
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Double Trouble: Nicotine Dependence and Major Depression Show Shared Genetic Risk 

Person smoking pot and with Nicotine Dependence and Major Depression Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use An important, major study conducted a detailed investigation into the genetic risk variants for co-occurring nicotine dependence and major depression. There exists a high rate of co-occurrence, or comorbidity, between substance use and other mental illnesses. Even though it remains hard to establish a connection or causality, certain [...]
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Pornography and Video Gaming – A Coping Tactic to Deal With “Forced Abstinence”?

Video game playing Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Video gaming and viewing pornography are highly prevalent behaviors in today’s age and time. Yet, little is known about how the two can be related or overlap each other. Earlier this year, a day-long crash of the servers of the video game Fortnite: Battle Royale presented interesting potential [...]
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