Family members of alcoholics often carry a deep, yet unspoken, resentment. Here, we explore how families can improve communication using alcoholism or addiction as a starting point. And how addicts and alcoholics can use family issues to deepen their own recovery. More on the importance of family communication 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.
Slot machine addiction is a real gambling addiction characterized by a pathological impulse control disorder. But it might be difficult to explain slot machine addiction to others, especially if you are a woman. Author Marilyn Lancelot describes being addicted to slot machines at a GA meeting in early recovery in her book, Gripped by 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.
Laws that try to control consumption of alcohol by punishing the effects of alcohol differ by country and jurisdiction within the same country. But should being drunk in public necessarily be a crime? We discuss here.
Google is largely viewed as the world's most objective source of information. But should Google and other search engines index and publish display results about how to make and use illicit drugs? And what effect would censorship of this kind of drug information have on our society? Our opinion and your thoughts welcomed here.
An ongoing series for parents, family or friends of addicts looking to see-through addiction. From the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a thorough list of street names for crack.
25 years ago I searched the Bible for direction concerning alcohol and drugs. I was a new believer and determined not to allow some pastor or church person tell me I can or can't drink or have fun anymore. Here's what I found.
This accessible memoir tells the sad love story of falling in love with an addict. If you like true, short love stories that can make you cry out loud...The Year of the Dogs is for you.
Rabbi Shais Taub guides us through the first two steps of the 12 step program here. Step 2:Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Learn how a D.C. based addiction treatment program has helped the homeless for more than 25 years. We review the best practices in homeless substance abuse treatment. More on substance abuse and the homeless here.