The iPhone app, iPromises Recovery Companion, is a great tool for those in recovery from alcohol or drug abuse. The app is free in the iTunes store and puts a number of excellent tools at your fingertips.
Process addictions are addictions to an activity or process, such as gambling, eating, spending, sex, and work. As to whether they are real addictions, the prevailing view is that they are. At least, they share commonalities with substance abuse addiction. Let’s look at each of these process addictions briefly.
One of the biggest factors in drinking and driving is a person’s belief that they have recovered enough after consuming alcohol to get behind the wheel of a car. A study conducted by Peter J. Snyder, PhD, vice president of research for Lifespan, took a closer look at the impact alcohol has on an individual’s…Details
One of the most common questions that is likely to enter the mind of an individual arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) is whether or not he or she will serve time in jail. While it may take a few hours of sobering up for this question to emerge, it is still one that…Details
If you’re living with a compulsive gambler, you’re already familiar with the never-ending cycle of lies, half-truths, and deliberate distortion of facts. But if you haven’t yet confirmed (but do suspect) that your spouse or partner has a gambling addiction, look carefully at his or her behavior patterns for signs that gambling has become more…Details
Now that you’re in recovery for gambling addiction, you can begin to rebuild your life. A big part of that will undoubtedly involve repairing the financial nightmare that resulted from your compulsive gambling. Just the stress of trying to deal with creditors, mountains of piled up debt, and the insecurity of not knowing if you’ll…Details
A group of more than 100 individuals who were prescribed medications for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease is filing a class action lawsuit against two Australian pharmaceutical companies who market the medications. The claimants in the case allege that the medications Cabaser, an Australian brand of cabergoline marketed by the Pfizer pharmaceutical company, and Permax,…Details
It’s no secret that dieting can be challenging and food cravings can make it even more difficult. Why do we get intense desires to eat certain foods? Although food cravings are a common experience, researchers have only recently begun studying how food cravings emerge.
This summer I had the opportunity to spend time on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. If you’ve never been to the Cape, you are truly missing out. Home of the Kennedys, lobstah rolls and Christmas Tree Shops, the Cape attracts summer visitors of all ages and nationalities. Daytime activities include going to the beach and playing…Details
What happens to your sexual addiction during recovery? Are you somehow “cured” of your cravings or urges for sexual behavior that always gave you that high before? Will there come a day when you’ll wake up and be able to function without the incessant guilt, shame and deceit that’s plagued you for so long? For…Details