Amber Smith is a well-known model, actress, and reality star. Her experiences on the ground-breaking television shows Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Sober House and Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew have exposed addiction as the disease that doesn’t discriminate. The wealth of knowledge she has received working with some of the best addictionologists in the…Details
For many people with bipolar disorder, the inconvenience of needing to take medications, stay in touch with a doctor and therapist, and perhaps experience some side effects from the medications from time to time is by far outweighed by the good that comes from living a fully functional life with bipolar disorder well controlled. Being…Details
What does it mean to find out that your loved one – a parent, child or spouse, has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? How can you help and what should you expect? For many people, the initial reaction may be one of relief. Finally you have an answer for inexplicable behavior and moods: the rages…Details
Research is backing up what songs have said for years – you can, truly, become addicted to love. Like cocaine or alcohol, recent studies are looking at how the brain reacts and responds to love in its pleasure centers, thereby creating an addiction. Like other addictions, love addiction may create strong feelings of pleasure –…Details
While women have joked about men “always thinking about sex” or “being addicted to sex”, having a husband who is truly a sex addict is no laughing matter. It goes far beyond just being married to someone who’s appetite for sex seems insatiable. Those with sex addiction (also known as a hypersexual disorder) will act…Details
When women sit down to a meal together in a restaurant, they often badger each other about their choices. If one woman orders a salad, the others might tease her about “being good” or that she’s thin as a rail and should eat something more. Women may also laugh when the dessert menu is presented,…Details
“It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.” – Amelia Barr, British-American novelist (1831-1919) It’s normal to feel down sometimes. In fact, there are times in recovery, especially in early recovery, when it may seem as if all we do is encounter turmoil and stress…Details
Bulimia robs the body of nutrients and leaves individuals with health problems that last throughout their life. When young adults attempt to lose weight by the practice of eating and then purging their food, they have no idea of the severe harm they’re doing to their bodies.
Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of mental illness that is ruthless to sufferers and causes them to obsess constantly over nonexistent or even slight defects in physical appearance, according to researchers. The results of a recent long term study tracked 15 sufferers of this disease through the course of eight years.
If a man continues to view pornography, he may become unable to find sexual satisfaction with a real-world partner, says a recent article. Even more, he may experience distinct activity at the brain level that can keep him moving from porn source to porn source looking for an elusive type of satisfaction.