An Initial fMRI Study on Neural Correlates of Prayer in Members of A.A.

Marc Galanter MDa*, Zoran Josipovic PhDb, Helen Dermatis PhDa, Jochen Weberc & Mary Alice Millarda The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Encompassing All Addictive Disorders ABSTRACTBackground: Many individuals with alcohol-use disorders who had experienced alcohol craving before joining Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) report little or no craving after becoming long-term members. Their use of…

The Risk of Addiction in the Transgender Community: Embracing your Identity while Coping with Addiction

AboutAddiction.com  The transgender community faces extraordinary challenges. Struggling with the internal gender identity battle seems challenging enough, but after you’ve come to terms with your gender identity and decided to live as your authentic self, you may face discrimination, judgment, and even violence. According to the Center for American Progress, “It is estimated that between…

Book Review: Out of the Wreck I Rise

A Literary Companion to Recovery  By Neil Steinberg and Sara Bader “There’s still time to change things.”—Siri Hustvedt, The Blazing World Addiction is easy to fall into and hard to escape. It destroys the lives of individuals, and has a devastating cost to society. The National Institute of Health estimates seventeen million adults in the…

Prayers of 11 Faiths

These prayers from around the world were read by audience members during the opening ceremony of the First International Congress of the World Fellowship of Faiths in 1936. Buddhist:All praise be to the Lord, the Holy One, per-fect in wisdom. I go to the Enlightened One for refuge. I goto the Law for refuge. I go…

Zen Path Through Depression – Book Review

By Philip MartinA compassionate and spiritual Aapproach to rediscovering joy uising easy-to-follow techniques and practical advice, Philip Martin shows you how to ease depression through the spiritual practice of Zen. His lessons, full of gentle guidance and sensitivity, are a product of his experiences in using Zen practices and wisdom to alleviate his own depression.…