Archive for January, 2011
Is drug addiction only a physical disease?
Is drug addiction simply a matter of chemical dependence? Rabbi Shais Taub helps us take a closer look at the biological model of drug addiction and understand why chemical dependency alone does not qualify as the way to define drug addiction.
Is gambling an addiction?
Do all people who gamble get addicted to the thrill of winning? Is gambling an addiction. No. But to be sure you’re not addicted, we review the qualities of gambling addiction and pathological gambling here.
Can you be addicted to slot machines?
Slot machine addiction is a real gambling addiction characterized by a pathological impulse control disorder. But it might be difficult to explain slot machine addiction to others, especially if you are a woman. Author Marilyn Lancelot describes being addicted to slot machines at a GA meeting in early recovery in her book, Gripped by Gambling, here.
Top 10 signs of gambling addiction
When does gambling become a problem? Learn to identify signs of gambling addiction and what to do if you are facing life as a gambler. Top 10 gambling addiction signs here.
Should being drunk in public from alcohol intoxication be a crime?
Laws that try to control consumption of alcohol by punishing the effects of alcohol differ by country and jurisdiction within the same country. But should being drunk in public necessarily be a crime? We discuss here.
Should Google publish info about illegal drugs?
Google is largely viewed as the world’s most objective source of information. But should Google and other search engines index and publish display results about how to make and use illicit drugs? And what effect would censorship of this kind of drug information have on our society? Our opinion and your thoughts welcomed here.
Narcotics detection: will honey bees put dogs out of work?
Bees can be trained using sugar water to stick out their tongues (proboscis) when they smell narcotics. In fact, the process is easy, inexpensive and accurate. So can bees replace canines for narcotics detection? Facts and figures about using honey bees to detect narcotics here.
Crack cocaine street names
An ongoing series for parents, family or friends of addicts looking to see-through addiction. From the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a thorough list of street names for crack.
What does the Bible say about drugs and alcohol?
25 years ago I searched the Bible for direction concerning alcohol and drugs. I was a new believer and determined not to allow some pastor or church person tell me I can or can’t drink or have fun anymore. Here’s what I found.
Help for families of drug addicts – How to help a drug addict
Want to effectively help a drug addict in your life? There are two things you NEED to know. Learn how to identify stages of recovery from addiction and then choose what to do next. More on help for families of drug addicts here.