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 what is perceived as a positive outcome. People pursue risk taking behaviors because of the benefit they think will come from the behavior. […]

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Is Alcohol a Stimulant or a Depressant and is it Really So Dangerous?

Alcohol is commonly considered in a separate class from drugs. However, even though it is legal, alcohol does fall into the category of drugs.  Alcohol is in fact a drug.  There is also often confusion if it is considered a stimulant or depressant drug type.  Even while alcohol consumed in small amounts alcohol can have […]

Facebook addiction

How to Recognize and Overcome a Facebook Addiction

Social media is not always the evil villain people try to make it out to be. It has some great benefits. It allows people to maintain connection, express themselves, share content, provide support, give a sense belonging, create awareness of important issues, and provide a place to gain information and knowledge. In many ways, it […]

Hypersexual disorder

How Do You Know If You Have Hypersexual Disorder?

Normally, no one really recommends trying to diagnose yourself. However, with the plethora of information accessible with a touch of screen, it’s difficult to avoid it. People joke about looking up symptoms on the internet because it swings from one extreme to the other. If you have a rash, it could be eczema or it […]

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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. The backdrop to how the memoir’s high-stakes career woman became accidentally addicted to tranquilizers is quickly summarized in her client’s joke about a […]

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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 information about addiction treatment, which currently cannot be shared with doctors unless a patient consents. The goal is to ensure that patients suffering […]

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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 strong: Addicts unwilling or unable to deal with emotional pain drown their feelings with drugs, Legitimate and illegitimate drug distributors willing to take […]

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 pain whenever possible, and 2) Capable rehabilitation experts can forthrightly apply rehabilitative plus preventative efforts. Before either scenario can develop, however, a clear […]

Addictions

Holistic Approaches for Easing Pain and Preventing Opioid Addiction

Have you ever met the child willing to smile through pain, let alone the horrific pain of cancer, chemotherapy, and multiple injections with long, nasty needles? Such children happen to be plentiful in the Kids Kicking Cancer organization. Watch this video of several little ones defeating the need for pain killers, including addictive opiates. Now […]

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 wonder if anyone calls one or more secondary schools “Heroin High.” Check it out: The opioid epidemic throughout the USA is affecting American […]