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32 Women in Gamblers Anonymous

Women in Gamblers Anonymous

February 6th, 2011

It's safe to say that men make up the majority of many 12 step Gamblers Anonymous groups. So where can women fit in? What difficulties do women face in Gamblers Anonymous (GA)? And how can women find common ground with men in recovery from gambling?

2 Can a recovery video stop drug relapse?

Can a recovery video stop drug relapse?

February 5th, 2011

Relapse prevention is a process in sobriety. But can a video help you stop a planned relapse? If you are in need of encouragement in recovery, check out this video.

14 What is the root cause of the spiritual illness called addiction?

What is the root cause of the spiritual illness called addiction?

February 3rd, 2011

All addicts have a fundamental inability to live peacefully and contentedly. An addict uses his or her drug or behavior of choice to induce a temporary state of relief from a deep, incessant discomfort with life. But what is the root spiritual cause of addiction? Rabbi Shais Taub brings light to the spiritual needs behind an addict and addiction here.

1 10 new relapse prevention ideas

10 new relapse prevention ideas

February 2nd, 2011

What do jumping jacks, a dictionary dive, and a phone call have in common? They are all ways to avoid relapse. Need more relapse prevention ideas? Ten new ideas for how to prevent a relapse here.

4 What to expect from your first Gamblers Anonymous meeting

What to expect from your first Gamblers Anonymous meeting

February 1st, 2011

From her book "Gripped by Gambling", Marilyn Lancelot shares impressions from her first Gamblers Anonymous (GA) meeting. Learn what to expect from a normal GA meeting, including readings from ittle yellow booklets with ‘Gamblers Anonymous’ printed on the cover, answering the 20 GA questions, and sharing out loud.

4 Narcotics unit police officer: “Visual arts can create social change”

Narcotics unit police officer: “Visual arts can create social change”

January 31st, 2011

We speak with artist Ralph Irby about why he depicts men, women and children in times of struggle. And how his art has helped heal and connect him with the addicts he's worked with in Norfolk, VA. Plus, he gives us some ideas of how art can help police officers get better at their jobs and how drug treatment programs are preferred to prisons. More on art, addiction & law enforcement here.

29 Christian porn addiction help – Should I tell my wife?

Christian porn addiction help – Should I tell my wife?

January 29th, 2011

My first response is 'yes'. My second response is 'maybe'. My third response is 'never'. Learn what Dr. Steve, Doctor of Christian Counseling, has to say for Christian men considering: "Should I tell my wife about porn addiction?"

4 Can counseling alone for addiction treatment cure addicts?

Can counseling alone for addiction treatment cure addicts?

January 28th, 2011

Can we classify addiction as an illness of the mind? Has modern psychology developed a way to use counseling to cure addiction? Do medication, electroshock, psychotherapy, and other addiction treatments work on their own to cure addiction? Your feedback is needed on this topic.

125 Can you get high snorting Suboxone?

Can you get high snorting Suboxone?

January 26th, 2011

Can you get high snorting Suboxone? Yes and no. Dr. Jana Burson tells us how Suboxone is absorbed in the body. And why snorting Suboxone cannot really get you high. More info on the placebo effect of getting high if you snort Suboxone here.

4 When is gambling an addiction?

When is gambling an addiction?

January 25th, 2011

When gambling is an addiction ... what do you do? We review some possible situations and scenarios you can use to help identify problem gambling. More about gambling addiction here.

2 Issues of family communication for families of alcoholics

Issues of family communication for families of alcoholics

January 23rd, 2011

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.

Al Anon: How it works (12 step groups for families)

Al Anon: How it works (12 step groups for families)

February 4th, 2011

Do you wonder how 12 step groups work for families of drug addicts or alcoholics? Social worker, Nachshon Zohari, describes how support groups can help the wives, husbands and children of addicts or alcoholics. And how you can prepare yourself for 12 step support meetings. More on what to expect from 12 step support groups like Al Anon and how it works here.

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Top 10 street slang terms for money (buying or selling drugs)

January 30th, 2011

If your child or loved one uses any of these words, you'll know that they're buying or selling drugs.

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49Top 10 signs of slot machine gambling addiction

Top 10 signs of slot machine gambling addiction

January 27th, 2011

Slot machines: adrenaline, music, excitement! But when do you cross the line from player to addict? If you think that you are becoming a slot machine addict, learn the signs of slot machine addiction here.

19Medical marijuana cards: Top 10 medical conditions people can fake

Medical marijuana cards: Top 10 medical conditions people can fake

January 24th, 2011

Even medical marijuana advocates agree that many people are not using pot for pain related to medical conditions, but to get high. So how are people getting doctor notes for medical marijuana cards? We list the 10 most likely medical conditions that people can fake in order to obtain a prescription for medical marijuana here.

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