Parents, partners and people around the world are increasingly concerned about the numbers of young men (and women) subscribing to WOW, or World of Warcraft. What good can come of this fantasy-role play made virtual? And just how many people are addicted to WOW?
A new form of dependency is characterizing our modern times – internet addiction. In fact, clinicians became aware of internet addiction as early as 1996. But do you know just what “Internet addiction” encompasses? And how pervasive is internet addiction disorder (IAD)? Learn more now.
Social media connects people quickly and easily…and is the backbone of Jewish Recovery.org. Today’s recovering addict can access specialised “Recovery Rabbis” via Twitter, Facebook and blogs…and participate in dialogue. We talk to Rabbi Yisrael Pinson about the unique ways that Jewish addicts and alcoholics can reclaim their spiritual Judaism in the context of the 12 Steps. Learn more here.
It’s a new year and a new format. Rather than spread addiction topics across the year willy-nilly, I’ve decided to present you with monthly topics. This way, we can go in-depth into an addiction topic to explore the brain science, the physiology and the soul matters by category. I hope that this brings some clarity to the discussion. And this month we discuss internet addiction. Check out initial thoughts here
Of the basic principles of recovery (honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness), you must begin with honesty in order to stop the cycle of addiction. These ten questions can help you start getting honest … with yourself. Print out these questions and set them aside for a time when you’re ready to evaluate any addiction.
Our emotions are part of the subtle fabric that makes us human. Emotions are often the reaction to events, but they also trigger new events. So what role does worry play in the consciousness? Is there a place for worry in our modern lives? And if we’re ready to change, how can we alter the behavior pattern that reinforces worry?
Fed up with my caffeine addiction, I started taking red reishi mushroom capsules throughout the month of December in order to help me during withdrawal. What happened next surprised even me.
Ever wanted to try self-hypnosis for a current addiction? Check out this easy-to-use script with instructions for making your own audio file. Flexible enough to add or change the suggestion that you’d like to plant in your psyche. But classic enough to do the trick. Record your own voice to hypnotize yourself and enhance your intentions again and again.
Combinations of counselling, support groups, medications and alternative therapies can all contribute to a successful addiction cessation program. There’s no cheaper way to experience hypnosis than to try it at home! Self-hypnosis is very easy to learn and can be done in the privacy of your own home. You can make your own tapes to listen to or simply practice for 30 minutes once or twice a day. Take the mystery out of hypnosis and learn one method of mastering your mind.
There is a general agreement that certain effects of hypnosis exist. But there are differences of opinion within the research and clinical communities about whether or not hypnosis is as effective as other addiction treatment therapies – addiction treatments that have already been studied and proven effective. Can hypnotism be explained as a placebo effect or does evidence suggest that more research is required?