In some ways, AA shares characteristics with cults. In other ways, AA may seem like a religion. But where does Alcoholics Anonymous fall within the sociological practice of its beliefs? Is AA truly a cult?
People use over the counter (OTC) drugs to either get high or to manufacture illegal and illicit drugs (methamphetamine). So what are these medications called on the streets? Learn the top street names for over the counter drugs here.
Some people, even doctors, confuse prescription drug dependency with addiction. Dr. Burson describes pain pill addiction signs and symptoms here. Plus, 10 questions to ask yourself about pain pill use (and possible addiction) here.
How do you establish respect in relationships after active addiction has ceased? Three (3) steps to getting your relationship back on track here.
Learn how to overcome codependency in relationships by shifting your spiritual basis of understanding. Rabbi Taub teaches us the basics of recovery from codependency in this short excerpt from his book, "God of Our Understanding".
Don't know where to find help for a gambling problem? Three places you can get gambling help here.
We hear from a nationally certified gambling counselor about why problem gamblers need to treat underlying mental health conditions AT THE SAME TIME as treating gambling problems. More on what causes co-occuring disorders and how to assess co-occuring disorders with compulsive gambling addiction here.
No matter your age, the death of a loved one can trigger intense emotions of loss and grief. Grief and loss can even trigger drug abuse and misuse. Learn why dealing with grief is important and evaluate 5 coping skills for grief here.
Codependent relationships are actually not relationships at all. Learn more about how living in codependency with an alcoholic or addict inhibits your ability to connect intimately, and evaluate potential signs of codependent behavior here.
Online gambling is illegal in the U.S. But some states do allow certain types of online gambling. Learn more about the U.S. state and federal laws that govern internet gambling here.
Corporeal punishment, shame, and embarrassment have been some methods societies have used over time to stop drinking. But do these methods work? And how can you stop an alcoholic from drinking?