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34 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 Should you be friends with your 12 step sponsor?

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.

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.

19 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.

9 Top 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.

55 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.

1 Art 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.

9 The stigma of drug abuse among nurses

The stigma of drug abuse among nurses

April 3rd, 2011

The disease of addiction still carries stigma. And there is often added stigma for nurse addicts. We offer reasons that society judges medical staff who are substance users and abusers...and suggestions for how to decrease the stigma of drug abuse among nurses here.

4 Drug and alcohol recovery issues: How ready are you to stop?

Drug and alcohol recovery issues: How ready are you to stop?

April 2nd, 2011

You are here because you or someone you are close to is addicted to a drug or alcohol. But are you ready to stop? And how can you assess possible success in recovery? Learn some simple truths about addiction recovery, plus five (5) questions to assess drug and alcohol recovery issues here.

1 The victim mentality in addiction treatment

The victim mentality in addiction treatment

March 31st, 2011

Getting out of the victim mentality is an important part of recovery from past trauma. But how can you learn to accept the past and move forward in life without using drugs or alcohol if you are the victim of trauma? More on victim mentality in addiction treatment here.

2Top 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.

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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.

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14Is 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.

2Who am I? Self-concept in drug and alcohol recovery

Who am I? Self-concept in drug and alcohol recovery

April 1st, 2011

Addiction is a people problem. In drug and alcohol recovery, we need to start by treating the person behind the disease. Here we address one of the roots of addiction: self-concept.

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