When Recovery Isn’t What You Hoped It Would Be

When Recovery Isn’t What You Hoped It Would Be

By Heather Rolland, LCSW When I worked as a therapist in an outpatient rehab, I used to joke around calling myself a “sobriety salesperson.” Unlike a used car salesperson, I would talk openly with my clients about what to expect. And perhaps more importantly, what could not be expected from sobriety, and how tough it […]

Treatments For Sex Addiction

Treatments For Sex Addiction

Sexual addiction is a complicated condition and one that not even all experts can agree about in terms of diagnosis. Many experts would say that it doesn’t exist, that addiction and addictive disorders should be restricted to drugs and alcohol. No expert, however, would deny that some people develop obsessive and destructive behaviors related to […]

Ecstasy Effects And Addiction

Ecstasy Effects And Addiction

Party drugs are the kinds of substances that teens, young adults and adults tend to use without thinking about safety concerns. Drugs like ketamine, LSD, ecstasy or MDMA, synthetic marijuana, GHB and others are common at parties, clubs and raves and users pop them like candy. The general attitude is that these drugs are not […]

Getting Help For Compulsive Gambling

Getting Help For Compulsive Gambling

While for many people, gambling is a fun pastime and an occasional hobby, for others it is a destructive compulsion. Compulsive gambling is one of the most-studied behavioral addictions, those addictions that involve an obsession with an activity rather than alcohol or drugs. Although it doesn’t involve substance abuse, gambling addiction effects can be just […]