Less than a month before Father’s Day, which falls on June 21 this year, our Vice President Joe Biden lost his son, Beau, to brain cancer. Beau was the Biden’s oldest son. He served as Delaware’s attorney general and was only 46 years old. As the Biden family mourns their loss, thousands of other fathers…Details
More than most disruptive habits, problem gambling tends to be an after-dark activity. The quiet anonymity of the evening hours seems to appeal to gamblers who feel the need to hide their behavior from the scrutiny of friends and family.
In my journey of recovery from sexual addiction, setting and identifying clear bottom behaviors—i.e. bottom lines—was the first proactive step in the process, which came immediately after I went to my first recovery meeting. During my 20 years of sobriety from alcohol and substances, I had never encountered such a clear, practical and immediately helpful…Details
When people gamble, they typically do so in certain social settings and for particular motives or underlying reasons. Current research indicates that the presence of certain conscious or unconscious motives can increase the odds that a person who participates in gambling will develop the behavioral addiction called gambling disorder. In a study published in 2014…Details
New findings by a team of British researchers point toward a substantial worsening of existing bipolar disorder symptoms in people who use various forms of the addictive, plant-based drug marijuana/cannabis.
People with PTSD have reduced chances of experiencing drinking problems when they have relatively well-developed emotional intelligence, according to recent findings from a group of American researchers.
When you realize that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, your next step is to get help, but you have choices. Two common paths that addicts seeking help choose are to go to rehab, staying for weeks or up to a few months, and regular attendance at a support group, including working with…Details
New light is being shed on two eating disorder stereotypes: that the issue typically begins in adolescence, and that young girls are the sole sufferers. But studies are showing that many turn to disordered eating after arriving at college and take root between ages 18-20. Women remain the majority in terms of diagnosis, but a…Details
In response to a worldwide epidemic of opioid overdose, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidelines designed to help increase the availability of the anti-overdose drug naloxone. This drug is one of more than 200 pharmaceutical medications currently included on the WHO’s Model List of Essential Medicines based on its life-saving potential, lack…Details
Recent studies are proving that quitting smoking is good for more than your physical health. Research involving psychiatric patients hooked on cigarettes is highlighting the ways in which quitting is good for your mental health, too.