Addictions Library

  • Can Smoking Cause Depression?
    Researchers have made bold claims about cigarette smoking leading to depression. It has long been known that smokers have higher rates of ...
  • Challenging Body Distortions Through the Eyes of the Body
    Body image is the picture in our mind's eye of how we look to ourselves. It reflects our beliefs about how we think others perceive us ...
  • 10 Things You Should Know About Compulsive Hoarding
    Many people might claim that, at least at one point in their lives, they could be classified as a "pack rat" or a ...
  • Family Involvement is Important in Substance Abuse Treatment
    For family and friends of drug- or alcohol-addicted individuals, addressing the addiction is one of the most difficult ...
  • Suicide and the Military
    When someone commits suicide, it’s a tragedy. When we are losing more soldiers to suicide than to ...
  • Getting on Track with Your Eating Behaviors
    For those who struggle with food and eating, the new year often brings the resolution to do better this time around: Lose ...
  • Full Recovery: Creating a Personal Action Plan for Life Beyond Sobriety
    Full Recovery: Creating a Personal Action Plan for Life Beyond Sobriety is both an inspiring and a very practical book for those who are in recovery as well as anyone who wants to grow ...
  • The Book That Started It All: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous
    Chances are you can ask almost anyone if they know what the Big Book is and you will get a response along the lines of "Yes, that's the bible for alcoholics, right?"  According to Bill ...
  • Food, Family and the Holidays
    If you tend to struggle with food, weight and body image, holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas can be particularly challenging, because they revolve so much ...
  • The Health Impact of Regular Marijuana Use
    A recent global review of marijuana (cannabis) suggests it has been used by one in 25 adults aged 15 to 64 ...
  • Alcohol Consumption and Genetics
    Scientists have found that the genes which influence the amount of alcohol people drink may be distinct from those that affect the risk of alcoholism. A large number ...
  • Symptoms of Hypersexual Disorder (Sex Addiction)
    In 2010, the American Psychiatric Association released draft, preliminary criteria that may define "sex addiction," which they are formally called Hypersexual Disorder. Hypersexual disorder can only be diagnosed in adults 18 years or older, according ...
  • Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life
    “Humans suffer, in part, because they are verbal creatures.” So says Steven Hayes, PhD, authors of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life. We, as humans, learn specific names for specific things and we ...
  • She Bets Her Life
    Mary Sojourner’s She Bets Her Life is a book written for women “trapped in compulsive gambling” and the people who know them. Sojourner’s book is touching in that she herself was once a ...
  • Changepower! 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success
    In Changepower! 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success, Meg Selig uses Prochaska and DiClemente’s Transtheoretical Stages of Change Model as a “springboard” for inspiring habit change. Selig breaks down each stage (Pre-Contemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, ...
  • Saying No To Naked Women
    In the summer of 1974, Jack Derritt leaves the city and all of his material possessions behind and heads out to the Arkansas countryside, to live in a shack and take stock of his life. ...
  • A New Day, A New Life
    “If you are reading this, it’s likely that you decided to create a healthy, rewarding life.” And so begins the 365-day journey A New Day, A New Life: A Guided Journal Blending Science & Spirituality, ...
  • Size Does Not Equal a Healthy Body
    I will never forget the night my 6'3" tall, slender brother and his even taller, slender friend bought two tickets for the ...
  • Depression and Alcoholism: Five Tips for Recovery
    Alcoholics go through a period of grieving when they give up drinking. For those dually-diagnosed with alcoholism and depression, the grief over ...
  • Severe Obesity and Adult ADHD: Connection and Cure
    In 2006, at the age of 47, I was diagnosed with ADHD. I’ve been researching adult ADHD ever since. I was taken by surprise ...
  • Depression and Substance Abuse: The Chicken or the Egg?
    There's a saying in the recovery movement: Alcohol and drug addiction can cause mental illness but mental illness does not cause addiction. However, some mental ...
  • I Can’t Be Depressed… I’m a Guy!
    Over the last few years, more and more men have been strong enough to stand up and declare that they suffer with depression. That has led to some ...
  • When Family Members Protect Alcoholics
    In families with alcoholism, emotions and priorities can get very mixed up -- and not just by the alcoholic. Spouses, kids, parents, and extended family members can also get emotionally entangled with ...
  • Illuminating 13 Myths of Schizophrenia
    It’s safe to say that no mental disorder is more shrouded in mystery, misunderstanding and fear than schizophrenia. “The modern-day equivalent of leprosy” is how renowned research psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., refers to schizophrenia ...
  • Living with Schizophrenia
    “Your daughter has schizophrenia,” I told the woman. “Oh, my God, anything but that,” she replied. “Why couldn’t she have leukemia or some other ...

 

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