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The National Institute On Drug Abuse Includes Neurofeedback in Their 5-Year Strategic Plan

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) released their “5 Year Strategic Plan for 2009,” which calls for additional research for “The Exciting Potential of Neurofeedback” (pg. 33). A large national organization’s public recognition of the potential benefits of neurofeedback for substance abuse represents an important development for the field of neurofeedback and is a […]

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Excellent Free Resource: Adolescent Health E-Book

We recently filed a report about The British Medical Association’s Early Life Nutrition and Lifelong Health E-Book. This same organization publishes a free health and nutrition e-book geared toward adolescents, appropriately titled “Adolescent Health.” Adolescence can be challenging time for some, while not as turbulent for others. Poor health and nutrition, however, can make life […]

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Excellent Free Resource: “Rethinking Drinking” Website

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s “Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health” is a wonderful online evidenced-based resource for clinicians who work with persons with drinking problems. This website is somewhat unique in that it does not promote abstinence, though abstinence is one treatment option discussed. A downloadable PDF e-book that is suitable […]

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High School Drop-Outs Have An Increased Risk for Methamphetamine Abuse

This review covers an open access article* that investigates prevalence rates of adult non-medical (illicit) methamphetamine use. Check the end of this post for a link to download a free PD of the original journal article. This is truly a sad topic because chronic methamphetamine use can lead to not only major physical health problems, […]

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What Is Neurofeedback? Brainwave Therapy

What is neurofeedback? Neurofeedback, also as “neurotherapy” and “EEG biofeedback,” has been around since 1960’s. In short, neurofeedback teaches self-regulation of deviant brainwave activity. Media attention over the past few years increased due to interest from parents who seek drug free solutions for child behavior problems, especially attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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