Baby Boomers Revisit Addictive Behaviors

As baby boomers face challenging milestones in life, such as failing health, injury, death of friends and family, many of them are turning to or returning to drugs. This generation first embraced recreational drug use in the 60s and 70s. While many may have stopped using for several decades to raise families and have successful careers, [...]

Binge Eating Disorder – A Silent but Treatable Threat

While there is public awareness about Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, there is a third eating disorder that is not nearly as well known: Binge Eating Disorder (BED). With the binge eater, the person will eat an enormous amount of food in a relatively short period of time. They may even have little conscious understanding of what [...]

Food, Drugs, Alcohol….Same Addictive Impact on the Brain

Do you struggle with controlling impulsive and compulsive behaviors related to addiction and food? Do you struggle to control urges with alcohol, drugs, food? Listen to this TED Talk by Dr. Nora Volkow, Director or NIDA, showing research supporting connection of food addiction and drug addiction. http://tedmed.com/talks/show?id=309096#.VPIBPjcH2nw.facebook  

New Television Show Provides Insight About Shopping Addictions

Although few people admit to having a shopping addiction, a recent Oxygen Media Survey indicates that “32 percent” of the people surveyed stated that they knew someone who was addicted to shopping. Signs of Compulsive Buying Disorder, otherwise known as Oniomania, include constant money concerns, buying on credit, and purchasing impulsively or when shopping is [...]