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addictions

DRUG REHAB: Does it Work? Statistics are vague
by Martin E. Sturman, MD
DRUG REHAB: Does it Work? Statistics are vague I’m not drinking any more.
Of course, I’m not drinking any less.”

- Henny Youngman


Last year Congress passed the mental health parity law requiring for the first time that insurers cover mental health, including addiction treatment, at parity with physical illness. The yearly cost to state and federal governments of substance abuse treatment has been more than $15 billion, and to insurers another $5 billion for over four million people. Thanks to this new law, the cost will rise precipitously.
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Nine tips to help pass up food cravings
by Joyce D. Nash, Ph.D
Nine tips to help pass up food cravings
Food cravings have been known to break down even the most iron wills and spoil the healthiest eating plans. But you don’t have to let urges to eat run your life and ruin your diet.

You’re sitting at your desk, diligently working the afternoon away…when all of a sudden it hits. You’re totally consumed by the intense need to eat a candy bar right now. You can see the soft brown chocolate as clearly as if it were already in your hand.
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“Addicted” to Hitting Women?
by Bill Manville and Dave Moore
“Addicted” to Hitting Women? We call it IED or Intermittent Explosive Disorder—it’s right there in the recognized mental health disorders—starting with the primary symptom
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Is there a new generation of smokers?
by Bill Manville and Dave Moore
Is there a new generation of smokers? BILL: At a football game recently, I was surprised to see so many kids smoking. “You’re right,” said Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Judy Rosenberg, an expert in the field (drjudyrosenberg.com).
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Is Online Shopping a fantasy come true or just an addiction?
by Bill Manville and Dave Moore
Is Online Shopping a fantasy come true or just an addiction? It would seem that compulsive shopping is, a recognized addictive behavior and, can be linked to at least one of the typical feel-good brain chemicals of addiction
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