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Month: April 2013

What are the Best Internet Filtering and Accountability Programs for Recovering Sex Addicts?

For sex addicts, the Internet is a dangerous place, providing instant and seemingly endless access to pornography, prostitutes, casual/anonymous sex partners, emotional affairs, and more. For this reason, anyone hoping to recover from sexual addiction absolutely must install a parental control software program onto his or her computer, laptop, smart-phone, and other Internet accessible devices.

Staring Down the Void: What to Do With Yourself After Quitting the Bottle

Living in sobriety is more than subtracting “getting drunk” from your daily schedule. You are beginning to rebuild your life, overhauling it even, so it’s time to start looking at how to revamp your old routines. Following the same life patterns sans alcohol will not guarantee a fulfilling sober life. You may be able to …

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An Interview with Leslie Binch, Primary Therapist

Like all great tales, Leslie Binch’s story begins with love and good food. A native New Yorker, Leslie moved to Tennessee for a man – a man she eventually married and joined forces with in pursuit of his lifelong dream: to own a restaurant. Together, the couple opened Papa Boudreaux’s Cajun Café and Catering Company …

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Reading Faces Can Be Tough for Bipolar Patients, Study Finds

One major challenge for individuals with a mental disorder is functioning in social situations. For individuals who meet criteria for disorders like anxiety, depression or any other mental health issue, there are cognitive functions that are impaired and may significantly impact the ability to interact with others and build healthy relationships.

Emotional ‘Un-Wellness’ at Heart of Eating Disorders

Regardless of whether a person struggles with an eating disorder that involves too little food (anorexia) or too much food (bulimia or binge-eating), the physical ramifications of the disease can be horrific. In addition, eating disorders can be just as devastating to a person’s emotional and mental health. Eating disorders stem from emotional un-wellness, but …

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Multiple Sex Partners Increases Risk of Drug, Alcohol Addiction

New research indicates that having multiple sexual partners leads to an increased risk of becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. The effect is true for men and women, but more so for the latter. The researchers speculate that there may be several explanations for the connection, among them impulsivity, which can increase risky behavior of …

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