Are We Diseased? The Inconsistencies and Implications of the Disease Model of AddictionFebruary 21st, 2017
What do jumping jacks, a dictionary dive, and a phone call have in common? They are all ways to avoid relapse. Need more relapse prevention ideas? Ten new ideas for how to prevent a relapse here.
From her book "Gripped by Gambling", Marilyn Lancelot shares impressions from her first Gamblers Anonymous (GA) meeting. Learn what to expect from a normal GA meeting, including readings from ittle yellow booklets with ‘Gamblers Anonymous’ printed on the cover, answering the 20 GA questions, and sharing out loud.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.