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  • Music for the addict
    The nature of addiction
    What is addiction really? Who becomes an addict? Why do some people become addicted to something and many do not? Is there such a thing as a 'real alcoholic' or a 'real addict'? What is the nature of addiction? What is the nature...
  • "Ironside" NBC 2013
    NBC cancels 'Ironside' TV show without letting it grow an audience
    The 1970's remake of the police drama “Ironside” (NBC) was seen on Wednesday evenings at 10/9 p.m. The recent episode on Oct. 16, 2013 was called “Action.” NBC has decided to the cancel the TV series after three...
  • One Pretty Minute -Addict
    One Pretty Minute , Get Addicted
    Don't wait One Pretty Minute, to add this four piece rocked and loaded band , from Columbus Ohio, to your playlist.I first heard about One Pretty Minute from the recording studio network at BROAD HORIZON RECORDS, INC.My first listen to the...
  • Ready for The Spring
    Flying Into Glass
    Today on my way to a meeting I saw a beautiful finch fly into a downtown building window. It broke its neck I suppose---as it landed belly up on the pavement below the window. My heart hurt for this little bird that was free and flying into its...
  • Mental Illness and Addiction
    Mental Illness and addiction: Trauma or genetics - Where do we go from here?
    Why do mental illness and drug addiction so often go together? New research reveals that this type of dual diagnosis may stem from a common cause: developmental changes in the amygdala, a walnut-shaped part of the brain linked to fear, anxiety and...
  • The factory seal remains intact, and the top half of the can remains filled with baggies of drugs. Hiding in sight.
    Hiding a drug habit in plain sight – the places that many hide drugs
    One family’s story could very well save the life of other children. Kids are becoming addicted to prescription drugs, bath salts and synthetic spice. They have become very inventive in their hiding ability. Judge Nelson and his family are...
  • Loving the addict, not the behavior
    Loving the addict, not the behavior - Learning to detach with love
    One of the great gifts of recovery is the concept of detachment with love. It was originally conceived as a way to relate to an alcoholic family member, but detachment with love is actually a tool that we can apply with anyone with addiction.What...
  • Treatment of Celebrity Addicts is cruel and unusual behavior
    Treatment of Addicted Celebs: Self-Doubt – “It’s a tree we can all hang from”
    Today’s standard of “excellence” seems to be soaring in such a hasty direction that many cannot get their footing. Unresolved emotional pain can contribute to personal, addictive behavior. A celebrity is vulnerable to addiction...
  • Whitney Houston set for rehab after the Grammy awards for 2012
    Whitney Houston plans rehab directly after the Grammys – Funeral is Saturday
    After report doing somersaults around the pool just hours before her death, Whitney Houston appears to be in a manic episode that included complaining of watered now drinks, muttering about a dreaded blue dress and sticking her tongue out at media...
  • Recovery 2-Day
    When did alcohol and drug treatment turn into a theology lesson or morality war?
    Have you ever met a person that had a substance problem, you know the type, they drank too much or used drugs and it was the family or friends secret? Then, they either got arrested or caught doing something incredibly stupid, and the entire...
  • Addiction "expert"
    Addiction “experts” abound for profit
    So getting off drugs and getting clean is extraordinarily difficult. By design, one imagines, it is supposed to be that way. How else can people get rich at one’s expense while that person literally wastes away in chemical hell before the...
  • Addict smoking crack
    Tips on getting through to an addicted loved one
    First and foremost, getting through to an addict probably will take more than just your efforts alone to accomplish. An addict can not be reasoned with , and there is no way to “win” an argument with a full blown addict either. Their...
  • True Life: I'm dating a video game addict
    True Life: I'm dating a video game addict
    An increasingly common problem in relationships today, especially amongst twenty-somethings, is video games. Yes, computer-generated avatars battling for victory in cyberspace are causing real life battles between boyfriends and girlfriends.The...
  • My youngest son...Justice
    My Teen is Hooked on Prescription Drugs
    The other night my wife and I were in our diningroom when her cell phone rang. A bit bewildered, she looked at her phone's display, "It says that you're calling me." I shurrged and she answered the call. "Hello?" Within...
  • WoW Addict From South Park
    Why I Stopped Playing WoW
    The reason I considered going back to WoW was because of the new expansion coming out, Cataclysm. Of course I want to experience the awesome changes coming to WoW, but truly I cannot see myself playing through the boredom again.It has been about...