Drug addiction is an equal opportunity disease and affects all types of medical professionals. Written by a medical professional in recovery, these 5 tips for doctors, nurses, pharmacists or other professionals can offer you help with drug addictions here.
Pain is something that we all must deal with sooner or later. It is the great leveler in life. We may come from different backgrounds and various parts of the world, but are find a common group in relating to each other through our experience with pain.
Pathological use of video games has been reported in 8-14% of people who play video games. But what are the signs, symptoms and characteristics of video game addiction? We review here.
How can playing video games effect or change behavior? We look at two major behavior modifications video game play can cause: aggression and skills improvement. A brief review of observational learning theory and the two top video game behavioral effects here.
Can you become physically dependent on Vicodin if you are taking Vicodin 500 mg as prescribed? Dr. Burson answers here.
Yes, and no. In fact, video games have effects on multiple dimensions - the same video game can have both good and bad effects at the same time. Learn more about how researchers measure the effects of video games and when and why video games cause harm here.
The passive nature of watching television makes TV prime territory for addictive tendencies. We review the nature of television here, and offer 10 reasons for you to turn off the TV and consider possible television addiction here.
One of the biggest steps in getting free from addiction is the step to forgive someone who has hurt you. Having the courage to “let it go,” is a something you need to do. Isn’t it time to get started on getting free? Read here to learn how.
Yes, Ultram and Ultram ER (tramadol hydrochloride) can be addictive. In fact, the makers of Ultram even issued a new warning with the FDA about the dangers of Ultram. Learn who can get addicted to Ultram and who doctors recommend stay away from this narcotic pain killer here.
Want to give a gift to someone in recovery from alcoholism? We have a list of the top 10 gift ideas for members of Alcoholics Anonymous, plus tips for what to avoid. More on Alcoholics Anonymous gifts here.
Many addiction professionals try to skip over the issue of HONESTY and rush into labeling clients and beginning to address other treatment issues. However, honesty is a must if freedom from addiction is your goal.