PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Dustin French, 29, had four drug overdoses in the span of a year. “I was dead on arrival to the hospital,” he said of his last heroin overdose, which happened in April. “I woke up … and I didn’t feel like myself. I could tell thisContinue Reading

“Huge demand” for residential treatment. How do we transform the mental health and addictions system? #TahatuRangi — PlatformTrust (@PlatformTrust) September 29, 2016 Rehab centres treating drug and alcohol addiction in New Zealand are forced to rely on handouts as their funding is just enough to “survive”, a manager says. PeterContinue Reading

Films showing smoking scenes should be rated to protect kids from tobacco addiction #Oscars — WHO (@WHO) February 28, 2016 1 FEBRUARY 2016 | GENEVA – WHO is calling on governments to rate movies that portray tobacco use in a bid to prevent children and adolescents from startingContinue Reading Addiction is all about seeking a remedy for overwhelming feelings of helplessness, and the exact form of an addiction, whether drinking or eating or watching online pornography, is no more than a focus for the addiction, not its cause. This is why people so often change the form ofContinue Reading “Porn addiction,” a phrase used liberally on the FTND website, is not recognized by the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and efforts to reintroduce “sex addiction” into the DSM have been rejected multiple times based on a lack of evidence. However, it’sContinue Reading “Since Ashley Madison, there are so many hook up sites,” Fenton said. ” They are not even subtle with their name. These are very popular.” If your significant other uses one of these sites to cheat, Fenton says they’re probably not addicted to sex. In fact, she saysContinue Reading Porn addiction does not appear in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental Disorders. And yet the label seems to pop up everywhere. Many people will tell you that watching sites like can become addictive, but without any valid evidence, why should anyone take their word as gospel?Continue Reading