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September 3, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Why Is It So Hard For Alcoholics To Stop Drinking?

September 3, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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While you may certainly have heard of alcoholism, perhaps less so about alcohol use disorder (AUD). According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, AUD is a relapsing brain disease that is chronic involving the loss of control of alcohol intake. Alcoholism is a non-medical term and what most people use to describe AUD. Knowing the detrimental effects of drinking can have on one’s life, what drives someone suffering from AUD to continue to drink? That’s what researchers of a new study published in eNeuro wanted to find out. [More]

August 27, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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These People Are More Likely To Experience Negative Outcomes From Compulsively Using Dating Apps

August 27, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Dating apps are growing in popularity. In the U.S., online dating is a $3 billion industry and growing each year with predictions of 25 per cent continued growth into the year 2020. It seems everyone you talk to has tried or knows someone who has tried a dating app. But are they for everyone? A new study published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships aimed to answer that question by looking at how social anxiety and loneliness might impact someone’s dating app use. [More]

June 12, 2019
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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The Abandoned Children

June 12, 2019 18:35 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Recently there was an item in the news about a young boy who was with his drug-addicted mother and her boyfriend on a bus. They were in Camden, New Jersey. When they reached their stop the boy tried, unsuccessfully, to arouse the two adults. The man was unable to stand. The mother was unresponsive and appeared to snort something off of her wrist. One of the astonished passengers filmed the event and informed the child welfare authorities that this child was at risk. [More]

September 27, 2018
by Hilda Huj

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Changing the Perspective on Addictions

September 27, 2018 10:48 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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People who struggle with addictions are often marginalized, as stigma related to addictions appears to have become very strong over time. Due to the intensity of this stigma other related issues have arisen. Over time, these issues have escalated to a point of becoming a public health issue, as they have been contributing to high rates of death, incarceration, and mental health concerns among dependent populations. This is why changing our perspective on addictions is very important. pears t [More]