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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.

4 Effects of video games on children

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.

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.

30 Why 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.

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.

18 Is Soma addictive?

Is Soma addictive?

April 10th, 2011

The short answer is yes, Soma can be addictive. Learn who gets addicted to Soma and how to recognize proper use from abuse here.

3 Why do I drink, drug, or have addictive behavior?

Why do I drink, drug, or have addictive behavior?

April 8th, 2011

Wondering what lies behind your compulsive behavior? Learn about the personality disorders which drive us to drink, drug and behave compulsively. "Why do I drink, drug, or have addictive behavior?" Find out here.

52 Is random drug testing for chronic pain patients a good idea?

Is random drug testing for chronic pain patients a good idea?

April 7th, 2011

Some U.S. states may start to require that patients being treated for chronic pain be randomly tested for the presence of opioids. But will this practice reduce prescription drug misuse, addiction, and overdose? Or will required testing for opioids benefits patients? Dr. Burson comments here on random drug testing for opioids here.

14 Is vicodin withdrawal as bad as suboxone withdrawal?

Is vicodin withdrawal as bad as suboxone withdrawal?

April 5th, 2011

Dr. Burson answers medical questions about vicodin withdrawal here. Info includes the relationship between endorphins and opioids, when you start feeling better and alternatives to methadone maintenance programs. A brief comparison between vicodin withdrawal and suboxone withdrawal here.

7Television 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.

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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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9Top 10 addictive sleep aids

Top 10 addictive sleep aids

April 9th, 2011

Worried about getting addicted to sleeping aids? Know the difference between sleeping pill tolerance and sleep aid addiction? We review the top 10 brand name addictive sleep aids here.

1Art shows and addiction

Art shows and addiction

April 6th, 2011

With art as a method of addressing addiction, everyone can understand the message of recovery. Young, old, rich, poor. Learn some key lessons in setting up addiction art exhibitions and how art shows can help advance the cause of addiction educators.

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