Sam drinks too much. Everyone knows it, surely even Sam. Last year during the holidays, your best friend was stumbling around, drunk, just about every time you saw him. Sure, everyone was enjoying “holiday cheer,” but Sam was always over the top. Someone always had to keep an eye on him to make sure he…Details
Have you ever been lied to? If you’re a recovering addict, the answer is “yes.” That’s because by its very definition, addiction involves buying into the enormous lie that you cannot live without your drug of choice. And cravings are an especially persuasive tool that addiction uses to sell you its bill of goods.
It seems like just yesterday that your son was sitting with his cousins at the card table in the living room for the holiday meal. Now, he is 18 and coming home for break after his first semester away at school. Of course he has graduated from the kids’ table — he has been part…Details
This is the fourth in a five-part series on “Finding Addiction Treatment That Works.” Read Part One, Part Two, and Part Three. Are you looking for therapies with a proven track record for helping people recover from drug and alcohol addiction? Are you unsure how to get them for yourself or for a loved one?…Details
“With my medication … I will be fine,” croons the English singer and songwriter, Lloyd Cole, in the tongue-in-cheek song, “Antidepressant,” on his 2006 album by that name. Now, more and more of those seeking treatment for heroin or opioid addictions may be joining Cole’s chorus, thanks to groundbreaking federal policy changes that will award…Details
Recent research from a team of American scientists indicates that certain groups of young people have increased chances of participating in risky sexual behavior while improperly using a prescription medication.
New findings from an American research team indicate that teenagers who feel addicted to marijuana have a sharply increased chance of consuming hashish, a more concentrated and powerful form of the plant-based drug cannabis.
This is the second in a five-part series on “Finding Addiction Treatment That Works.” Read “Part One” here. What are two buzzwords often used to vouch for the effectiveness of a prospective drug and alcohol rehab program, and what should they mean if they are to indicate addiction treatment that works?Details
New evidence from a team of Portuguese and Croatian researchers points toward a fairly clear distinction between a healthy, naturally high sex drive and the damaging behavioral changes associated with sex addiction.
Chemical solvents and aerosol propellants disguised as a drug called poppers may be putting gay men at risk of illness and possibly even death. Poppers are inhaled, and the substances they contain have a relatively benign reputation that may or may not be deserved. But when toxic solvents and propellants are inhaled, this activity is…Details