Help for drug addicts
This month’s topic is prescription drug addiction. Just a brief reminder of the steps that you can take if you suspect that you or a loved one is addicted to pain medicines, stimulants or depressants sold over-the-counter or by prescription.
Top 10 healthy eating tips – a guideline to plan your health
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, first published in 1980, provides science based advice to promote health and to reduce risk for chronic diseases through diet and physical activity. We tell you what’s in the most recent guidelines in a short synopsis.
BOOK REVIEW: The 12 Step Buddhist
The writing of Darren Littlejohn is both informative and instructive in this handy-dandy intro to Buddhism via the 12 steps. If you’re looking for an alternative path, this book can take you through the 12 Steps Buddhist-style. Read on for more reasons why you should buy this book!
Is binge eating (disorder) a food addiction?
66% of American adults are overweight or obese, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Binging is an extreme behavior related to food…but is it an addiction? We explore this taboo subject, and take a look at diagnostic limitations of binging here.
How are eating disorders related to food addiction?
In this short post, we identify the two distinct eating disorder types (anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa) and relate them to the physical, psychological and spiritual underpinnings of any addiction.
Can you get rid of food cravings?
Battling caffeine addiction, I talk to Kara Sorenson, a licensed acupuncturist. Her acupressure technique worked (temporarily) for me, a coffee junkie. Here I explain what happened and my thoughts on thought – replacement.
What are the social consequences of video game addiction?
Video games are gaining wild popularity in our culture. But does playing video games negatively effect the time adolescents should be spending in more developmentally appropriate activities like sports and hanging out with friends? We take a look at the social consequences of gaming and discuss whether or not gaming can be social stimulating, or not.
WOW addiction – will gaming addiction surpass other technology addictions in 2009?
Parents, partners and people around the world are increasingly concerned about the numbers of young men (and women) subscribing to WOW, or World of Warcraft. What good can come of this fantasy-role play made virtual? And just how many people are addicted to WOW?
Is internet addiction for real?
A new form of dependency is characterizing our modern times – internet addiction. In fact, clinicians became aware of internet addiction as early as 1996. But do you know just what “Internet addiction” encompasses? And how pervasive is internet addiction disorder (IAD)? Learn more now.
INTERVIEW with Jewish Recovery
Social media connects people quickly and easily…and is the backbone of Jewish Recovery.org. Today’s recovering addict can access specialised “Recovery Rabbis” via Twitter, Facebook and blogs…and participate in dialogue. We talk to Rabbi Yisrael Pinson about the unique ways that Jewish addicts and alcoholics can reclaim their spiritual Judaism in the context of the 12 Steps. Learn more here.