1. Is technology addictive?

    What do video games, chocolate fudge brownies, and cigarettes have in common? Thanks to the "happy" hormone dopamine, they all have a certain addictive quality to them. The link between chemistry and addiction Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that signals to your brain when a goal is accomplished. Ac…Read More

  2. Do you think you may be struggling with sex addiction?

    Are you beginning to feel like your sexual activity is taking over your life? If you're engaging in sexual behavior that feels compulsive and harmful, then there is a strong likelihood that you are experiencing some form of sexual addiction. What exactly is sex addiction? Sex addiction is an intimac…Read More

  3. How to help your loved one with addiction

    When a loved one is struggling with addiction, it can take an intense toll on your emotions. Juggling feelings of anger, pain, love, and resentment can be confusing and isolating. One of your greatest challenges may be understanding what your loved one is really going through. It can be heartbreakin…Read More

  4. Practical Tools for Restoring Trust

    Article taken from "Shattered Vows" by Debbie Laaser, MA, LMFT (Pages 184-187) When beginning to recover from sexual betrayal, a wife needs to know daily that her husband has stopped his sexual acting out. Some are afraid to ask because their husband gets angry and defensive when they do. Others wan…Read More

  5. Sexual addiction now recognized as mental disorder by the WHO

    Sexual addiction has been a recognized problem for a long time. In contrast to a normal, healthy sex drive, sexual addiction feels compulsory and beyond one's control. It can negatively interfere with productivity, intimacy, and self-worth. Like other addictions, such as drug addiction or gambling, …Read More

  6. Common myths about addiction

    After decades of fighting the war on drugs, the sad truth is that the addiction crisis in America is as bad as it has ever been. Indeed, the Trump administration has acknowledged this by officially declaring the opioid epidemic to be a 'national crisis'. In order to make real headway, though, it's …Read More