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Infographic: The No. 1 Date Rape Drug is 100% Legal
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Infographic: The No. 1 Date Rape Drug is 100% Legal

The No. 1 Date Rape Drug is 100% Legal Blog Infographic: The No. 1 Date Rape Drug is 100% Legal In the wake of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the conversation has abruptly moved away from the misconduct allegations and towards the question of whether Kavanaugh drank too much (or even lied about it before the Senate Judiciary Committee). Earlier this summer, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three deca...
Cultivate Awareness To Know Love
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Cultivate Awareness To Know Love

“When the robot mind is mastered, undisciplined thinking can and is replaced by awareness. Awareness can know love.” – Barry LongGoing through the day on automatic pilot is something most people can identify with at times. Who hasn’t felt like a zombie just going through the motions, trying to accomplish seemingly boring or repetitive tasks without giving them much thought? Letting our minds go elsewhere, not being in the moment – we’ve all done that, right? Well, we aren’t robots, so maybe this isn’t such a good idea. Maybe we should tune in, take a time out and think about the here and now. In essence, celebrate what it is to be human and to live in the present. This is called awareness.And it can lead to love.Powerful statement, to be sure, but there’s a certain element of truth to it. ...
When Addiction and Celebrity Collide
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When Addiction and Celebrity Collide

It’s never easy to face up to a drug or alcohol problem, but for celebrities, top executives and others who have made their mark on the world, it can seem next to impossible.How do you admit you are out of control, after all, if you’ve always called the shots?How can you risk a possible knock to your public persona or reputation by letting your struggles be known?How can you take time for healing, perhaps canceling performances or temporarily stepping away from the helm of a company, when so many depend on you?Put it together and it can become fuel for denial, causing problems to be ignored, explained away or minimized rather than addressed. As a result, the addiction can become even more entrenched and tougher to overcome. In some cases, the outcome is tragedy.The Downside of the Spotligh...
The Perfect Storm of Sex and Drugs: Addiction Expert Hosts Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’
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The Perfect Storm of Sex and Drugs: Addiction Expert Hosts Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’

Sex and drugs have never been talked about more openly than in our modern culture, but what do you really know about the rewards they offer — and the risks, especially when the two intersect?Now is your chance to find out, in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) forum featuring David Sack, MD, chief medical officer of Elements Behavioral Health and a nationally recognized authority on addiction and intimacy issues.Set for Monday, July 18, 2016, at 11 am PST, the AMA is your chance to fill knowledge gaps you never knew you had.Did you know, for example:Sex and porn can be an addiction, and people with certain personality traits and life experiences are at greater risk than others.Your age matters when it comes to drug use.Cheating has a new definition in today’s era of high-tech online sex.Cert...
Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask
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Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask

Robert Weiss, renowned expert on sex, relationships, infidelity, sexual addiction and other intimacy-related issues, will host a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session Tuesday, July 19th at 10 am Pacific. As the “AMA” label suggests, Rob will answer any and all questions. Nothing is off limits.For instance, anyone who has ever wondered what sex addiction is, what it looks like, how it manifests and how it’s treated, now has a great opportunity to ask the guy who literally wrote the book on this subject whatever it is they’d like to know, including: How do I know if I’m a sex addict? What does “sexual sobriety” look like? Should my mate give me a free pass on cheating if I’m sexually addicted?This is also a great chance to talk about infidelity. If you’ve cheated and feel badly about it, or y...
Tips for Sex Addicts: Staying Sexually Sober in the Holiday Season
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Tips for Sex Addicts: Staying Sexually Sober in the Holiday Season

The holidays are here again. Some people view this as the most wonderful time of the year. For recovering sex, porn and love addicts, however, this is more likely to be seen as the most stressful time of the year. Not only must we deal with our loved ones and their holiday neediness, we must deal with the incredibly unrealistic societal expectations of unbridled seasonal joy. Then we’ve got the in-laws, extra shopping, cleaning and cooking, etc. Not to mention all the work and neighborhood holiday parties where certain people might have an extra eggnog and get a little “friendly” in ways that trigger our addiction. It’s a lot to deal with, and if we’re not diligent about our recovery and more general forms of self-care, the risk of relapse increases exponentially.Admittedly, even for sex a...
Pramipexole: Side Effects, Uses, Warnings & Interactions
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Pramipexole: Side Effects, Uses, Warnings & Interactions

Pramipexole is a medication marketed in the U.S. under the brand names Mirapex and Mirapex ER. Doctors use this medication as a treatment for two conditions: Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome (RLS). Before you can safely take Mirapex, you must understand its uses and potential side effects, as well as its capacity for triggering dangerous drug interactions. In addition, you must understand the warnings that doctors commonly issue for users of the medication.Pramipexole belongs to a class of substances called dopamine agonists. This means that the medication increases the levels of a chemical inside your brain called dopamine. You rely on dopamine for several reasons. One of its most important roles is producing the electrochemical responses that make it possible for you to con...
10 Situations That Scream You Need Rehab
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10 Situations That Scream You Need Rehab

Worried that your drinking has gotten out of control? Read on to see if you can identify with any of these red flags when it comes to alcohol abuse.The “Drunk Uncle” Joke Hits Close to HomeYour life has become a Saturday Night Live skit, but no one’s laughing. Family gatherings have a tendency to turn from feasting to feuding, and your alcohol intake fuels the escalating dysfunction. You pretend not to notice the disapproving looks when you polish off the cooking wine.Glory Days Have Passed Everyone By But YouYou and your college buddies had a tendency to hit the bottle a little too hard back in the day. While they’ve traded in Jagermeister shots and cheap beer binges for families and careers, your lifestyle doesn’t look all that much different. You find yourself wishing there really was s...
FCC Designates Huawei & ZTE as National Security Threats
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FCC Designates Huawei & ZTE as National Security Threats

Backdoors in 5G network equipment from these vendors could enable espionage and malicious activity, agency says.The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Tuesday formally designated China's Huawei and ZTE Corp. as national security threats, citing their close relationship with the Chinese government. The decision means that US carriers can no longer use money available under the FCC's Universal Service Fund (USF) to purchase 5G — or any other — equipment, services, or systems from either of the two Chinese equipment manufacturers or any of their subsidiaries and affiliates. The US Department of Defense and other government agencies previously announced decisions to discontinue use of technologies from Huawei and ZTE equipment from their networks. “Both companies have close ties to the...
Attackers Compromised Dozens of News Websites as Part of Ransomware Campaign
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Attackers Compromised Dozens of News Websites as Part of Ransomware Campaign

Malware used to download WastedLocker on target networks was hosted on legit websites belonging to one parent company, Symantec says.Attackers recently compromised dozens of US newspaper websites belonging to the same parent company and used the sites to distribute malicious code for downloading ransomware on networks belonging to targeted organizations across multiple sectors. Several major US organizations that were recently found infected with the malware appear to have been initially compromised when their employees visited one of the news websites, Symantec said. The security vendor last week had reported discovering "SocGholish," a JavaScript-based malware masquerading as a software update, on networks belonging to at least 31 major enterprise customers. A Russia-based group called E...