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America’s Epidemic of PTSD and Veteran Suicide

If you’re like me, you’ve already heard that veterans coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan were suffering from PTSD. What I did not know, and …

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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Hot Topic: Addiction and Celebrity Overdose

I know I’m late to the party—writing this article nearly 2-months after the January overdose death of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Despite my tardiness, the issue …

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Dr. Mark Pirtle

More Meditation, More Mindfulness

I read an article published in the NY Times in the Life@Work section by Tony Schwartz titled: More Mindfulness, Less Meditation. Mr. Schwartz argues that …

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Myths about addiction

Dr. Carl Hart, associate professor of psychology at Columbia University and the author of “High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know …

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Attentional Before

Addiction: Disease or Conditioned Pattern?

Addiction: Disease or Conditioned Pattern? This post is a follow up to last week’s “Stress, the social crisis of our time.” As most of you …

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Mark Scuba Diving in Mexico

If You’re Gonna Be Dumb, You’ve Gotta Be Tough

Over 25 years ago I worked on a dive boat in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Before one particular dive, my friend Steve dropped the anchor …

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