Category : Other Addictions

What is Relationship Addiction?


We are biologically hardwired to connect with other people and go through life two by two, and culturally hardwired to...

Sherry Gaba, LCSW Licensed...
10 Sep, 2020

You Don’t Need Prince Charming


The very public engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has the world buzzing about another royal wedding. The image of...

Sherry Gaba, LCSW Licensed...
28 Sep, 2018

OLLIE


When a fleeting little smile lit up his gray face he was a handsome dude and people would like him. To him it was random –...

Jasmine Rogg, MFT
15 Jul, 2017

Sex Addiction


 “Hit the road, Jack, and don’t you come back no more, no more, no more, no more! Hit the road, Jack, and don’t you...

Jasmin Rogg, ,
25 Feb, 2017

Pathological Gambling: A Growing Problem


Friday-night poker games, the stock market, horse races, casinos, bingo, lottery tickets, football pools, fantasy football,...

Rev. Kevin T. Coughlin , DCC,...
10 Dec, 2016

Midnight Muncher? Compulsive Over-Cruncher? Is...


Binge Benefits? “Gone are the days when I was svelte and soignée,” sobbed Lorraine, a 45-year-old accountant....

Kristina Diener
04 Dec, 2013

Recovery From Substance Abuse and the Trauma of...


Imagine that you’re a little budding gay boy or lesbian girl, say 10 years old. For some time now you’ve felt that...

Thomas Mondragon
12 Nov, 2013

Sugar Addiction: Sweet Misery for All


In the world of addictions, most of us are well-versed in the usual suspects: alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin,...

Meredith Watkins
12 Nov, 2013

Social Media and the Breakdown Of Relationships


Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and multiple other sites all provide options to stay connected, stay informed and meet...

Sherry Gaba, LCSW Licensed...
12 Nov, 2013

The New Age Drug Dealer: An Op-Ed Article


Today’s addict has an ally. The new drug pushers aren’t pimps hanging out in schoolyards or villains in an episode of...

Stuart Birnbaum
12 Nov, 2013

Soft Addictions: Are They Dangerous?


The spectrum for addiction is varied and long. As the world evolves, so does the list of potential addictive substances....

Sherry Gaba, LCSW Licensed...
12 Nov, 2013

The Latest in Teen Addiction: Celebrity Addiction


A frantic mother of a 15-year-old girl in a local suburban neighborhood tells her therapist that her daughter has quit the...

Sherry Gaba, LCSW Licensed...
12 Nov, 2013

Choices: Sanctuary and Intimacy or...


Let us begin with definitions: Sanctuary: A place of refuge, safety, protection and asylum; a holy, consecrated spot The...

Naya Arbiter
12 Nov, 2013

Treating Internet Addiction


Addictive use of the Internet is a new clinical phenomenon that many practitioners are unaware of, and subsequently...

12 Nov, 2013

What and Who Is Missing in Sexual Addiction...


In the wake of the much-publicized tragedy for Tiger Woods and his family, the subject of sexual addiction is banter for...

Naya Arbiter
12 Nov, 2013

Sex, Love and Relationships: When Love Becomes a...


As clinicians working in the field of addiction, we become familiar with patterns of relapse. Identifying those...

Terra Holbrook, LCSW, CADC
12 Nov, 2013

Liar, Liar, Money’s on Fire: Treating...


Problem gamblers use deceit and lies as freely as racing forms, lotto tickets, or other gambling paraphernalia.  A person...

12 Nov, 2013

Managing Pain and Medication in Recovery


According to research published in Pain Physician Journal as recently as 2006, 90 percent of people in the US receiving...

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, Dr....
12 Nov, 2013

Sexual Addiction


While most of us experience sex as a pleasurable experience with few negative consequences, Sex Addicts are more likely to...

Rebert Weiss
12 Nov, 2013

Sex & Love Addiction


Sex & Love Addiction By Jasmin Rogg, MFT “I think that guy had a gun. I’m glad he left.”   “I was sitting in...

Jasmine Rogg, MFT
01 Nov, 2013

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