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September 05, 2011

Comfortably Numb

Addiction is on the rise, according to psychologist Jean Pollack in a recent article on, but not just to drugs. Americans are addicted to everything from porn to chocolate to texting to each other. At least one study indicates that seeing a milkshake activates the same region of the brain for some people as cocaine does for drug addicts. Pollack claims people use these addictions to numb the stress and frustration we experience, and her solution? “Live more creatively to have a calm and peaceful rhythm.?