A young woman who appears to have it all, prestige, money and beauty, seeks out sex to cope with feelings of powerlessness.
Scientific studies notwithstanding, approaches to addiction treatment will always have a strong pragmatic aspect. In other words, counselors and rehabilitation professionals will always choose to go with methods they know actually work based on their past years of experience.
Often overlooked in the pantheon of addictions, gambling dependency can destroy hopes, dreams and lives as thoroughly, quickly and efficiently as any other type of addiction. But as potent as it is when acting alone, gambling addiction is even more destructive when accompanied by other addictions and disorders—which it almost always is.
An antidote for the brain and behavioral effects of cocaine addiction may be on the horizon, according to the current findings of a group of Danish researchers.
What if you could flip a switch and eliminate cocaine cravings? Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine may have essentially done that, but what they switched was a single amino acid.
The Ranch℠ treatment center, a premier mental health and rehabilitation facility in Nunnelly, Tennessee, announces the appointment of Marshall Millikin as executive director.
Most people see organization as a good thing. However, new studies suggest there might be a downside to zealous compartmentalization. So how organized should you be? It may be helpful to take a look at the pros and cons of organization.
The presence of anxiety in a woman affected by anorexia nervosa can substantially heighten the chances that she will develop significant depression symptoms, according to recent findings from a group of British and Dutch researchers.
Smoking is traditionally tolerated in rehab and early recovery. The prevailing idea has been that if someone can give up drugs or alcohol, she should at least be allowed to smoke. That cigarette may be the only thing keeping her from relapsing, or so the story goes. The truth about smoking in recovery tells a…Details
Researchers and addiction specialists use the term problem gambler to refer informally to people who develop dysfunctional patterns of gambling-related behavior. In the U.S., doctors can officially diagnose this behavior as a form of behavioral addiction called gambling disorder. There are a number of screening tests available to help identify problem gamblers. In a study…Details