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…


Heroin High
Heroin High

Check out Heroin High

You’ve heard of schools named for the cities housing them. Some of them are called Albany High, Hayward High, Lakewood High, Southfield High, Stuyvesant High and the like. It’s no stretch to…


Therapy for Addiction
Therapy for Addiction

Therapy is a Necessity for Fighting an Addiction

The WebMD site about addiction describes the overall addiction-fighting picture quickly and clearly: “…detox is only the beginning of a long-term battle against craving and relapse. Counseling is an essential part of drug…


Opioid Epidemic
Opioid Epidemic

The Opioid Epidemic Keeps Worsening

Several weeks ago, I addressed America’s opioid epidemic. Increasingly worrisome facts have been revealed since then: Nassau county administrators in New York are considering lawsuits against 19 pharmaceutical companies and five doctors for…


Heroin
Heroin

Help Me, Heroin Isn’t

“There is a heroin epidemic in America,” writes pediatrician Jarret Patton, MD. “Now is not the time to ignore the problem.” (KevinMD) The above statement was published as the Las Vegas, hoping to…


Overcoming Addiction
Overcoming Addiction

Overcoming Addiction

Once an addiction is confronted and you have suffered up to your threshold of pain, you are now faced with the challenge to look the addiction in the face and overcome it…