Dating Under the Influence

Most of us know “DUI” stands for “driving under the influence.” But the acronym has another meaning, one with consequences that rival the damage done when one gets behind the wheel impaired. Although dating under the influence doesn’t cause motor vehicle accidents, it certainly can run your personal life off the road. One study suggests…

Addiction May Be as Simple as ‘One-Shot Learning’ Gone Terribly Awry

Groundbreaking research by California Institute of Technology (Caltech) scientists regarding how the brain learns quickly—a process called “one-shot learning”—has turned up insights that may help further explain addiction and dual diagnoses and how treatment can help. “One-shot learning,” as opposed to more gradual, incremental learning over time, happens when we immediately associate a specific stimulus…

Is Anxiety Holding You Captive?

You receive a memo from your supervisor that you’re to update a group of managers on a project, and you have only a few days to prepare. The thought of standing before the group makes your head spin, your heart beat out a staccato rhythm and your palms sweat. You want to a dive under…