tech addiction
tech addiction

Do You Have a Technology Addiction?

While addiction was a term normally used to describe those with substance abuse, it is now a more inclusive term that focuses on problematic, excessive, and undesirable behaviors. Currently, some people include…


risky behavior
risky behavior

Why Do People Take Part In Risky Behavior?

No lives are completely void of risk taking; however, there is a vast continuum of risk seeking behaviors. Risky behaviors are those that expose us to harm or danger in pursuit of…


definition of addiction
definition of addiction

Accidental Addiction

The 1982 memoir, I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can by Barbara Gordon, was a ground-breaking revelation. The public learned that well-meaning people and their perfectly decent doctors can unintentionally nurture an addiction.…


addiction uninstalling
addiction uninstalling

New Developments for Dealing with Addiction

The following announcement appeared on Twitter on May 17, 2018: “The American Health Information Management Association is asking Congress to pass two proposed bills to prevent patient overdoses by giving physicians more…


optiod crisis update
optiod crisis update

The Opioid Crisis Update

America’s opioid crisis does not seem to be abating despite the intense public exposure it has received in mass media and among medical and mental health professionals. Many factors keep it going…


opioid crisis
opioid crisis

Spaced Out, Can’t Work

When headlines announce White House Panel Recommends Declaring National Emergency on Opioids, several things can happen, among them: 1) The public, opioid addicts included, can openly address the popularized mindset of avoiding…