War on Drugs – Drives more people to drugs! — Opher’s World

The war on drugs is doing nothing more than creating drug addicts and fuelling crime! Time for a big rethink. This present set of harmful policies was based on puritanism. It peddled lies and falsehoods that were simply not believed. It tried to frighten people and use punitive means to deal with the problem. The […] …

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Addiction, depression and the war on drugs — Phil Ebersole’s Blog

https://www.youtube.com/embed/1omEKIBwod8?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Hat tip to Pete’s Politics and Variety. Johann Hari is the author of Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs (2015) and Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression—and the Unexpected Solutions (2018) In the first book, he argued that drug addiction is not mainly a chemical …

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Bernie Sanders arrives at the Finland Station — Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

Yesterday I was the recipient of two communications making the case for supporting Bernie Sanders’s candidacy, both filled with the sense of excitement that must have gripped Russian workers when V.I. Lenin stepped out of the German train that had arrived at Finland Station on April 16, 1917. Bhaskar Sunkara was positively beside himself, telling […] …

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Culture > Race — PC Bushi

by Gitabushi I’ve encountered some white racialists a few times. By the term “white racialists”, I mean those who see “white” as an identity, the same way blacks, Hispanics, Asians, etc., see it as an identity, or as a shorthand for making accurate assumptions about people. You could also call them White Identitarians, White Nationalists, […] …

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PTSD And Complex PTSD: What Happens When You’ve Lived In A Psychological War Zone — Fox&Co. Mental Health

ThoughtCatalog’s Link! Normally when we think about “PTSD,” our minds jump to those who’ve been in combat. While it is certainly an issue for those who’ve been in real-life war zones, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD isn’t just exclusive to war veterans. In fact, many survivors of childhood emotional neglect, physical or emotional […] …

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What’s your baggage?

Forty Something Life As We Know It

As a Forty Plusser I want to ask you this one question: Do you feel that your emotional baggage of your past sometimes kind of “creeps up” on you?

I must be honest that I occasionally find myself in a situation that I act over dramatically in a certain kind of way. I snap at a person for no apparent reason. Afterwards I wonder: “Jee whiz“woman, why did you handle the situation “that”way? The only explanation I can think of is that my subconscious triggers and influence the way I negatively think and respond because of some past emotional baggage that I maybe haven’t dealt with?

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You have to get over it, but how? How can you unload your emotional baggage? I don’t have the answer. Your thoughts can become your master. Emotional baggage plays a big role on how we think and the actions we…

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Childhood trauma

Forty Something Life As We Know It

As a Forty Plusser my mind is filled with flashbacks of my childhood years.   Wish I could just totally forget some of the memories…  I am a living example that childhood trauma can have a lifelong effect.  As a human being, I am not made out of stone.

I experienced trauma such as substance abuse, emotional abuse and poverty.  As an adult I try to avoid anything that reminds me of that trauma.   Not always a healthy thing to do.  I know that a person cannot escape the reality of life’s challenges.   There was a point in my life that I became “passive”.  I knew what I needed to do in life, but I just could not do it!!  It took me years to “find myself”again.  It was a long long road to recovery, but I did it!! Image result for image of traumatic childhood events

I choose to see myself as a survivor and not…

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