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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.

31 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.

49 Top 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.

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.

19 Medical 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.

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.

Is gambling an addiction?

Is gambling an addiction?

January 20th, 2011

Do all people who gamble get addicted to the thrill of winning? Is gambling an addiction. No. But to be sure you're not addicted, we review the qualities of gambling addiction and pathological gambling here.

12 Can you be addicted to slot machines?

Can you be addicted to slot machines?

January 19th, 2011

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.

4 Should being drunk in public from alcohol intoxication be a crime?

Should being drunk in public from alcohol intoxication be a crime?

January 17th, 2011

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.

1Top 10 street slang terms for money (buying or selling drugs)

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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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.

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1Addiction professionals & creativity: How addiction counselors use art to heal

Addiction professionals & creativity: How addiction counselors use art to heal

January 22nd, 2011

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.

22Top 10 signs of gambling addiction

Top 10 signs of gambling addiction

January 18th, 2011

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.

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