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Top 10 gambling facts

Top 10 gambling facts

May 29th, 2011

Gambling has become a high profile and socially acceptable activity that cuts across all age, economic, cultural and educational groups. But what is the real story behind the economic benefits and social costs of gambling? Learn the facts about gambling in our Top 10 list of gambling facts on Addiction Blog.

6 Can hydrocodone cause hair loss?

Can hydrocodone cause hair loss?

May 28th, 2011

If you use pain killers like Vicodin (hydrocodone), you want to know more about side effects. Get a qualified answer about hydrocodone and hair loss here.

Working the 12 steps of AA – A lifelong effort or not?

Working the 12 steps of AA – A lifelong effort or not?

May 26th, 2011

Are addicts and alcoholics ever cured of addiction? And is working the 12 steps of AA something you have to do for the rest of your life? More from Rabbi Taub on why working a 12 step program is important to recovery here.

3 healthy coping mechanisms instead of drinking and drugs

3 healthy coping mechanisms instead of drinking and drugs

May 24th, 2011

Unresolved pain, anger or fear can trigger drug addiction or alcoholism. But there are options other than drugs or alcohol to cope with life's disappointments. Top 3 healthy coping mechanisms - learn from one woman's experience here.

How does prayer work?

How does prayer work?

May 22nd, 2011

Prayer works when you are more interested in Who you're talking to than what He's going to do for you. More on how prayer works from Rabbi Shais Taub here.

18 Top 10 national drug or alcohol use hotlines

Top 10 national drug or alcohol use hotlines

May 21st, 2011

For people in need of urgent help with drug or alcohol problems, we offer the top 10 telephone hotlines.

2 Sobriety and overcoming pain with God

Sobriety and overcoming pain with God

May 19th, 2011

"The God Factor" is offered to everyone in addiction recovery, but it is not chosen by everyone. You must make up your own mind whether or not the spiritual part of recovery is for you. More here on how faith in God can help heal the greatest pains that addiction helps cover up.

Impact of internet gambling

Impact of internet gambling

May 18th, 2011

The introduction of gambling on the internet has a major impact on society. We discuss the impact of internet gambling and question whether or not it should be made legal.

10 Do I have a drinking problem?

Do I have a drinking problem?

May 16th, 2011

You make promises to yourself about drinking ... and then you break them. You start drinking earlier than you wanted, drink more than you intended, and continue this pattern for days. So do you have a drinking problem, or not? More here.

11 PTSD support groups

PTSD support groups

May 15th, 2011

Here we outline the Top 3 places to find PTSD support: either in major cities, online or by starting your own PTSD support group. Learn more about PTSD support groups here.

3 Can personal narratives about drug addiction help others? BOOK REVIEW

Can personal narratives about drug addiction help others? BOOK REVIEW

May 13th, 2011

Personal narratives are the backbone of 12 step programs. But can a book about addiction stories actually help other addicts and those they love? Yes. More on Mary Addenbrooke's book of addiction case studies (and their helpfulness) here.

4Addictive Personality – Do I have one

Addictive Personality – Do I have one

May 27th, 2011

Are some people more likely to become addicts than others? Can you predict addiction based on personality traits? More on the addictive personality here.

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Overcome addiction – 3 things you MUST have

May 20th, 2011

What 3 things to you need to have to overcome any addiction? Willingness. Honesty. Courage. Get prepared here.

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1Motivational interviewing practice for drug use and problem drinking

Motivational interviewing practice for drug use and problem drinking

May 17th, 2011

The nature of addiction is ambivalence. But as therapists, we want to avoid resistance to "change" in our clients. Written for psychologists in clinical practice treating potential addiction, we present three(s) ways to identify motivation, change, and tailored treatment for drug and alcohol abuse clients here.

7Treatment for video game addiction

Treatment for video game addiction

May 14th, 2011

People addicted to video games often show little motivation for making behavioral changes. So what are the alternatives for effective video game addiction treatment?

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