We speak with artist Ralph Irby about why he depicts men, women and children in times of struggle. And how his art has helped heal and connect him with the addicts he’s worked with in Norfolk, VA. Plus, he gives us some ideas of how art can help police officers get better at their jobs and how drug treatment programs are preferred to prisons. More on art, addiction & law enforcement here.
If your child or loved one uses any of these words, you’ll know that they’re buying or selling drugs.
My first response is ‘yes’. My second response is ‘maybe’. My third response is ‘never’. Learn what Dr. Steve, Doctor of Christian Counseling, has to say for Christian men considering: “Should I tell my wife about porn addiction?”
Can we classify addiction as an illness of the mind? Has modern psychology developed a way to use counseling to cure addiction? Do medication, electroshock, psychotherapy, and other addiction treatments work on their own to cure addiction? Your feedback is needed on this topic.
Slot machines: adrenaline, music, excitement! But when do you cross the line from player to addict? If you think that you are becoming a slot machine addict, learn the signs of slot machine addiction here.
Can you get high snorting Suboxone? Yes and no. Dr. Jana Burson tells us how Suboxone is absorbed in the body. And why snorting Suboxone cannot really get you high. More info on the placebo effect of getting high if you snort Suboxone here.
When gambling is an addiction … what do you do? We review some possible situations and scenarios you can use to help identify problem gambling. More about gambling addiction here.
Even medical marijuana advocates agree that many people are not using pot for pain related to medical conditions, but to get high. So how are people getting doctor notes for medical marijuana cards? We list the 10 most likely medical conditions that people can fake in order to obtain a prescription for medical marijuana here.
Family members of alcoholics often carry a deep, yet unspoken, resentment. Here, we explore how families can improve communication using alcoholism or addiction as a starting point. And how addicts and alcoholics can use family issues to deepen their own recovery. More on the importance of family communication here.
Deborah Feller is a psychotherapist who takes feelings she encounters in therapy sessions and transforms these into drawings and paintings. A highly gifted artist, she talks with us here about her work in addiction therapy and how the process of creation can help addiction professionals working with clients.