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How to treat work addiction? Tips from a work addict

How to treat work addiction? Tips from a work addict

January 1st, 2009

The pressures of a global recession. The need to produce more for ego-satisfaction. Or simply the need to work as a distraction from inner pain. Call it what you will, work addiction is endemic to our society. So what are some tips for workaholics? How can we manage work addiction?

7 Caffeine addiction relapse : CONFESSIONS from a coffee addict

Caffeine addiction relapse : CONFESSIONS from a coffee addict

December 15th, 2008

Breaking any addiction is difficult. Participate in this dialogue about stopping drinking coffee. Is it easier said than done? Is coffee the final frontier? Or are the thoughts that drive the behavior even stronger? Read and add to the positive and negative side effects of coffee. Comments encouraged.

4 INTERVIEWS with addiction aftercare programs: STAGES

INTERVIEWS with addiction aftercare programs: STAGES

December 6th, 2008

To inaugurate a new interview series, we talk to Cole Watts of STAGES of Recovery in Lubbock, TX a sober living aftercare program targeting college students. STAGES three core concepts of recovery support, education and career development help guide university students in recovery. Can newly recovered university students really achieve sobriety in a college town? See for yourself.

13 Caffeine addiction withdrawal: A coffee addict gets off java

Caffeine addiction withdrawal: A coffee addict gets off java

December 3rd, 2008

Day three of no caffeine and feeling great. This post explores some of the reasons to stop drinking caffeine and some of the early positive effects of kicking a coffee habit. Do we really need to stimulate MORE mental activity in our culture? Do you?

4 Are HIV positive addicts and alcoholics treated equally?

Are HIV positive addicts and alcoholics treated equally?

December 1st, 2008

In honor of World AIDS Day 2008, we explore the ethical issues surrounding addiction treatment of patients diagnosed with HIV. Are these patients subject to discrimination? How possible is it really to treat ALL addicts equally? We explore if and how clinicians limit contact with HIV+ substance abusers and what we can do about it.

6 Top 10 steps in drug addiction intervention

Top 10 steps in drug addiction intervention

November 29th, 2008

Interventions are practices that aim to investigate a potential addiction problem and to motivate an individual to begin to do something about her substance abuse. This list indexes the intervention techniques used to address substance users. Although created for clinicians, these intervention techniques are also helpful for working the 12th Step.

6 Biofeedback as a tool for substance abuse cessation

Biofeedback as a tool for substance abuse cessation

November 10th, 2008

Electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback has been employed in substance abuse treatment for over three decades. But can this alternative modality of neurofeedback therapy work for addicts and the treatment of addiction?

16 Caffeine addiction: CONFESSIONS from a coffee addict

Caffeine addiction: CONFESSIONS from a coffee addict

October 30th, 2008

Perhaps you’ve been able to shake the warm, steaming demon of coffee addiction. If so …how did you do it? And what do you recommend for others who want to kick the daily habit?

2 Switching off cravings - topiramate used to manage addiction

Switching off cravings – topiramate used to manage addiction

October 23rd, 2008

Neurology researchers are looking into how to switch off the intense cravings that triggers addiction. They are doing this by tweaking the reward pathways that reinforce addictive patterns. But is managed alcoholism still alcoholism? Should we be seeking such treatments or simply make people choose between intoxication or sobriety?

5 Top 10 recovery technologies on the internet

Top 10 recovery technologies on the internet

July 1st, 2008

Find out what a chat, a ticker and tweets have in common.

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