Addiction Articles

Food Addiction vs. Over Eating

Am I Dieting Failure or a Food Addict?

Everyone overeats at some point. It could be an extra helping at dinner or sampling every dessert at a wedding or eating for comfort after a tough day. Others set a New Year’s resolution to lose weight but they start, stop and never really let a new eating program take hold. All of these behaviors fall within the realm of “normal.”
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Posted on January 12, 2017
Young Teen Porn Addiction

Pornography Addiction a Growing Concern for Young Teens

Many people are uncomfortable talking about pornography use and addiction in general, let alone as a problem that affects young teenagers and pre-teens. Unfortunately, regular pornography exposure is a real concern for adolescents and may put young people at risk for delinquent behavior and even teen porn addiction.
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Posted on December 23, 2016
glass full of alcohol

If You Have an Employee With a Substance Use Disorder, You Could Be Their Lifeline

When the holiday season arrives, workplace parties are a common form of celebration. Some amount of alcohol consumption is expected during these events, and most who attend will drink responsibly and in moderation.

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Posted on November 23, 2016
David Sack, Addiction Expert

Addiction Expert’s Reddit Q&A Schools Visitors About College Drugs

For many young people, college means finding themselves in a new environment, freed from parental oversight, making their own decisions, and struggling to keep up academically and fit in socially. It’s pretty much a recipe for alcohol and drug use.
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Posted on September 26, 2016
Employee Assistance Programsand Mental Health

7 Facts About Substance Abuse Every EAP Professional Should Know

Employee assistance programs (EAPs) have the potential to be powerful ammunition on the frontlines of addiction and mental health issues in the workforce. As more companies begin to rely on EAPs to help alleviate barriers to timely, affordable behavioral healthcare services, it’s important that EAP professionals are up to speed on some key facts about substance abuse.
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Posted on September 20, 2016
September National Recovery Month

Addiction Recovery’s Most Unexpected Rewards

For many, September’s National Recovery Month is personal, a time to reflect on life then as compared to life now and celebrate how far they’ve come.
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Posted on September 1, 2016
David Sack, MD

Addiction Expert Talks Drugs and Sex on Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’

Ask the rock ’n’ rollers — sex and drugs seem made for each other. But the relationship between sexual activity and drug use is a complicated one, and each has the power to influence the other in profound ways.
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Posted on July 11, 2016
Insurance Coverage for Addiction Treatment

Study Paints Disheartening Picture of Addiction Treatment Coverage

Health insurance plans have traditionally offered little in the way of addiction treatment coverage, so many cheered when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) declared that such benefits should be an essential part of the policies sold through state marketplaces.
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Posted on June 27, 2016
Young Addict in Recovery

Drugs, Alcohol Killing Ex-Prisoners Even Years After Release

A significant number of deaths among former prisoners are substance use-related, according to a new study from Sweden published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry.

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Posted on May 24, 2016
Stages of Addiction

A Look Inside the 3 Stages of Addiction

Thanks to a growing body of research, addiction is now understood as an acquired disease of the brain. But it’s a finding that many still have trouble wrapping their minds around. Read More

Posted on March 22, 2016
Bottle of orange pills

Doctor Explores the Price of His Addiction in ‘Free Refills’

What happens when you combine extreme stress with easy access to drugs that seem to make that stress go away? Read More

Posted on February 10, 2016

‘To Protect and To Serve’ — A Police Chief Treats Drug Addiction Differently

Police officers promise “to protect and to serve.” But how can they do either when the people they vow to serve engage in actions that endanger themselves, their communities, and their families?

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Posted on January 11, 2016
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