Category: Addiction

The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.

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What is an Addiction Medicine Specialist?

An addiction specialist is a medical physician and addiction psychiatrist who hold either sub-specialty board certification in addiction medicine. These experts demonstrate through education, experience, and examining people with addiction. An addiction doctor is skilled in screening, intervention and treating…

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Men’s Issues in Recovery: Part VIII

Male Stereotypes – A Deeper Examination Stereotypes of masculine behavior shape men’s attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors (including those related to substance use, abuse and recovery) and push men in our culture to restrict their emotional responsiveness and incite competitive, aggressive,…

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Addiction Redefined

“Whether we accept it or not, almost everyone is an addict, from the mild to the severe, of some persuasion or another, to some degree or another, for some reason or another, and with some consequence or another. This is…

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Treatment not so scary

So it is time, is it? Things probably haven’t been going all that well I take it? Your addiction has finally begun to cause enough grief in your life that you decided to make a change? Good for you, my…

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Men’s Issues in Recovery: Part IV

Part VI in an installment titled, “Men’s Issues in Recovery Copyright © Charles B. Greene March 1, 2014 (A Continued Examination of the 12 Step process) Step Three In recovery, we discover there is no room in our life for…

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Reform Recovery : Transform Your Life

We all know addiction is a disease that runs in families. Coming from a family that has addiction, means someone has a higher than average chance of becoming dependent on drugs or alcohol. If you are personally struggling with chemical…

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Alcohol, addiction, education… and the barbarians at the gate

Archaic, or ancient, Greece saw unequaled advances in art, medicine, poetry, science, technology, and philosophy. Before this period, around 800 BCE, people lived scattered in small farming villages. Around 1,000 BCE, villages grew. People became closer. Some villages built walls.…

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Resurrected: Five addiction recovery tips from the original millennial

It isn’t out of reach to consider recovery from addiction as a sort of ‘rebirth’ or ‘resurrection’ of life within the man or woman challenged by substance abuse. No, we didn’t die. Some of us came gruesomely close – a…

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Recovery issues for men: Part II

‘What is appropriately masculine behavior?’ Men are often conditioned to be strong and independent, which makes it difficult for many men to express emotions in healthy ways. The pressure to avoid expressing feelings often contributes to men using alcohol and…

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Alcohol: America’s elephant in the room

America’s myopic view on alcohol, its unanimous drug of choice, unravels all efforts to make healthcare affordable. The view creates drug crises, like the opioid one the country is mired in. It shortens life expectancy, smothers productivity, and snuffs out lives.…

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