Category Archive: Addictions

Blog posts on addiction topics

May 25 2017

Why Sugar Addiction Happens after Quitting Alcoholism

Why Sugar Addiction Happens after Quitting Alcoholism – Vol. 415, May 25, 2017 I was in the store the other day picking up a couple of things the lady behind me was lamenting her inability to say “no” to candy. I heard this of course, and explained to her that people crave sweets after they …

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May 11 2017

Maladaptive Dreaming (MD): What is It?

Maladaptive Dreaming (MD): What is It? – Vol. 413, May 11, 2017 When one gets into doing work in mental health, one gets to work with many types of issues. I had never heard of this condition until a client was referred to me who had this condition called maladaptive dreaming. It’s so new a …

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Aug 04 2016

Could Your Opioid Drug Addiction be Caused by A Vitamin C Deficiency?

Could Your Opioid Drug Addiction be Caused by A Vitamin C Deficiency? – Vol. 373, August 4, 2016 Isn’t it sad that we have known since 1977 that administering high doses of Vitamin C can help drug addicts to kick their habits. The oral intake of 25 to 85 g of sodium ascorbate (vitamin C) per …

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Jun 30 2016

Is U.S. Government on The Right Track Regarding Opioid Addiction?

 Is U.S. Government on The Right Track Regarding Opioid Addiction? – Vol. 368, June 30, 2016  I received my Rolling Stone magazine this month which included a very in depth article by Tim Dickinson which caught my attention called, The War on Drugs. His article goes into many issues regarding the war on drugs including the supply and …

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Jun 02 2016

A New Take On Addiction & Its Causes

  A New Take On Addiction & Its Causes – Vol. 364, June 2, 2016 Johann Hari wrote a thought provoking blog post for Huffington Post called The Likely Cause of Addiction Has been Discovered and It is Not What You Think After many experiments done on rats, it becomes evident that the opposite of addiction …

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May 26 2016

A Practical Lesson on the Dangers of Prescription Drugs

 A Practical Lesson on the Dangers of Prescription Drugs – Vol. 363, May 26, 2016 About a month ago I volunteered at the Drugs Will Kill Youth Summit for Torrence & Lomita youth. We had about 80 youth between the ages of 11 and 18 participate. The summit was set up to educate the youth …

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Dec 24 2015

If I only knew then what I know now, Recovery does not mean Recovered, “Yes Virginia, it is possible for an Addict to be Recovered.”

 If I only knew then what I know now, Recovery does not mean Recovered, “Yes Virginia, it is possible for an Addict to be Recovered.” – Vol. 340,December 24, 2015 So, Donna N. responded to my recent weblog Why Do 12-Step Programs Fail 95% of The People in Them? She had some additional concerns about …

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