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12 Help with drug addictions for nurses, doctors and medical professionals

Help with drug addictions for nurses, doctors and medical professionals

April 28th, 2011

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.

5 Emotional pain and emotional healing in addiction recovery

Emotional pain and emotional healing in addiction recovery

April 27th, 2011

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.

4 Video game addiction: Top 10 signs and symptoms of pathological gaming

Video game addiction: Top 10 signs and symptoms of pathological gaming

April 25th, 2011

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.

9 Video game behavioral effects

Video game behavioral effects

April 24th, 2011

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.

2 Vicodin 500 mg: Can you get physically dependent or addicted?

Vicodin 500 mg: Can you get physically dependent or addicted?

April 23rd, 2011

Can you become physically dependent on Vicodin if you are taking Vicodin 500 mg as prescribed? Dr. Burson answers here.

2 Are video games harmful?

Are video games harmful?

April 22nd, 2011

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.

7 Television addiction : 10 reasons to turn off the TV

Television addiction : 10 reasons to turn off the TV

April 20th, 2011

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.

5 Letting go of the past – How to let go of anger

Letting go of the past – How to let go of anger

April 19th, 2011

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.

Is Ultram addictive?

Is Ultram addictive?

April 17th, 2011

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.

2 Top 10 Alcoholics Anonymous gifts

Top 10 Alcoholics Anonymous gifts

April 14th, 2011

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.

1 Honesty and self-deception in drug or alcohol addiction

Honesty and self-deception in drug or alcohol addiction

April 11th, 2011

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.

Vicodin addiction effects

Vicodin addiction effects

April 26th, 2011

You can take Vicodin recreationally or to get high...but what happens after one year of use? Learn to identify the effects of Vicodin addiction and get advice from an MD on how to stop using Vicodin like an addict here.

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Effects of video games on children

April 21st, 2011

The effects of video games on children can be positive and negative. In fact, medical and social sciences research indicates that both harmful and beneficial effects of even violent video games exist. We review the most commonly agreed upon effects of video games on children so that you can form your own opinion about video games and their role in your child's life.

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30Why people play video games: Top 10 reasons

Why people play video games: Top 10 reasons

April 18th, 2011

Teachers. Parents. Girlfriends. Ever wonder why kids, teens and adults play video games? Learn more about what motivates gamers to check out of "reality" and plug in to the game. We've got the top 10 reasons why people play video games here.

1Should you be friends with your 12 step sponsor?

Should you be friends with your 12 step sponsor?

April 13th, 2011

Friend or mentor? Or both? Can and should you be friends with a 12 step sponsor? We discuss here.

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