Category Archives: addiction

Becoming an Addiction Counselor

April 7, 2012

The nature of addiction counseling is such that becoming a counselor is no easy task. Much like other professions where people’s lives are in your hands, addiction counseling requires a great deal of training, education and dedication. With proper guidance … Continue reading

Are You a Food Addict?

February 6, 2012

By Dr. Muhammad Feteiha, Bariatric Surgeon If you are obese or morbidly obese you may be wondering if you are a food addict. Addiction to food has become more common, especially with people’s hectic lifestyles and the availability of cheap, … Continue reading

Difficulties in Treating HIV in Drug Users

December 4, 2011

The difficulty in treating HIV and AIDS in drug abusers lies partly in the fact that many of these abusers are not actively seeking treatment in licensed facilities that can treat the co-occurring disorders. Oftentimes, even medically trained physicians are … Continue reading

Addicition Transfer after Weight Loss Surgery

November 15, 2011

By Dr. Jefferson Vaughan, Bariatric Surgeon Food addiction is real. Just as our bodies can become dependent on “traditionally addictive” substances, so too do our bodies crave and need sugar and fat. Uncontrolled urges lead to overeating and a vicious … Continue reading

Best Practices for Self Disclosure

November 3, 2011

Many people who work in the addictions field often have personal experience in substance abuse or addiction. While it may seem therapeutic to share these experiences, it is important, if you are in recovery, to keep your work separate from … Continue reading

Drug Related Fatalities

September 26, 2011

Television ads, car companies and the US government constantly remind us about the dangers of driving, which causes a staggering number of fatalities every year. However, a recent Los Angeles Times analysis of US government records has uncovered that the … Continue reading

The Beginnings of the “War on Drugs”

September 18, 2011

The “War on Drugs” was officially launched in the early 1970s when President Nixon coined the term. This program was an expansion of national drug policies dating back to the early 1900s. Initially, the drive was sparked by the alarming … Continue reading

Genetics and Addiction

September 2, 2011

Recent studies about addiction and addictive behaviors have shown what many have believed over the years — that there may well be a genetic predisposition to addiction. To this point, the difficulty in determining whether there is an addictive gene … Continue reading

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