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.
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.
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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.