Why do people start using alcohol or drugs? How can you help an addict quit?January 12th, 2017 1
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This accessible memoir tells the sad love story of falling in love with an addict. If you like true, short love stories that can make you cry out loud...The Year of the Dogs is for you.
Want to help the homeless? Learn what you can REALLY do to help homeless people from the organizations that work with the homeless.
Learn how a D.C. based addiction treatment program has helped the homeless for more than 25 years. We review the best practices in homeless substance abuse treatment. More on substance abuse and the homeless here.
Is drug abuse grounds for a Christian divorce? There are many scriptural references that support a wide variety of answers to this question. Click here to learn how to consider each scenario separately and - through prayer - best evaluate the divorce question.