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By Elizabeth Hartney, PhD

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    • Tips For Coping With Withdrawal Cravings Created: Thursday, July 22, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Understanding cravings during withdrawal.
    • What is a Drug Dealer Created: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Definition of the term drug dealer
    • Five Best Gifts For a Drug Addict Created: Tuesday, December 21, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Wondering what to buy for the drug addict in your life? Worried it will make their addiction worse? Here are the five best gifts for a drug addict that won't worsen their habit.
    • What Is a Therapeutic Relationship? Created: Sunday, August 23, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Outlines the aspects of the therapeutic relationship in addictions treatment.
    • How to Reduce the Risk of Gambling Problems in Teens Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Parents often don't realize how high the risk is for teens to develop problems with gambling, yet parents can reduce the risk.
    • Why Your Kids Need to Recognize Marijuana Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Parents worry about how to talk to their kids honestly about marijuana use. It can seem safest to avoid the subject altogether. But is it?
    • The Gay Drug Use Stereotype Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      A commonly held stereotype is that gay men use recreational drugs. But in reality, many gay men do not use drugs, and this myth is harmful to the gay community.
    • How Sexting Can Land Teens in Trouble Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Sexting -- harmless fun or high risk activity for youth?
    • Television Addiction Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Television has long been discussed in the media, and accepted among laypeople. But researchers remain unclear on the nature of this behavioral addiction.
    • Pro Ana — An Inevitable Subcultural Movement Encouraging Compulsive Undereating Created: Saturday, June 28, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      The pro ana movement may seem shocking, but in this article, Addictions Expert, Dr Elizabeth Hartney, argues that in the current culture, it was bound to happen.
    • TB and Drug Addiction -- Time to Call it Quits Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Tuberculosis or TB is a rare but potentially life-threatening bacterial infection which affects the lungs. Alcohol and drug users are the highest risk group for TB in the United States.
    • Sugar Addiction in Children Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Research is increasingly supporting the existence of sugar addiction in children. There also appears to be a link with violence in later life.
    • How Counseling For Relationship Problems Can Help With an Addiction Created: Thursday, May 20, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Relationship counseling is recommended for people seeking treatment for addictions. But why focus on the relationship when addiction is the problem?
    • What Is Hallucination? Created: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Glossary definition of hallucination. Learn about visual hallucinations as well as other types and non-drug and drug-related causes.
    • What is Psychosis? Created: Friday, January 13, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Glossary definition of the term psychosis. Learn about the clinical term, common causes and types, and the connection between drug use and psychosis.
    • What Is Rehab? Created: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Glossary definition of the term rehab. Includes how rehab can be used to deal with an addiction and an example.
    • What Is Video Game Addiction? Created: Friday, February 13, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Video game addiction is being recognized as a potentially harmful addictive behavior. Here are things you can do to stop developing this addiction." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • Can I Combine Drugs and Breastfeeding? Created: Saturday, August 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Breastfeeding is highly recommended, but drug use while breastfeeding may cause problems for your baby. Learn about how using drugs can affect your baby.
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Addiction Created: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Cognitive behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, is a psychological therapeutic technique used for treating many mental health problems including addiction." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • What Are Drug Laws? Created: Friday, February 20, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Learn about the main laws around drug possession and trafficking. Includes drug-related terms used by law enforcement.
    • Definition of Enabling Created: Saturday, September 13, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Definition of the term enabling in the context of drug addiction. Includes an example of someone who enables a person to start or continue their addiction.
    • Types of Cybersex User Created: Monday, March 16, 2009 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Research shows that there are five different types of cybersex user, and not all of them have cybersex addiction or sexual problems. Here examples of each." itemprop="descrTP='t3'" --> itemprop="de...
    • What Is Ambien? Created: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Glossary definition of Ambien in regards to addiction. Learn how the sleeping pill is used by drug users for sexual effects.
    • The Stages of Change Model of Overcoming Addiction Created: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      How people overcome addiction, as described by the stages of change or transtheoretical model of addiction and behavior change.
    • Is Cocaine Addictive? Created: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
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    • My Addicted Loved One Lies All the Time Created: Saturday, May 23, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      People with addictions are notorious for telling lies. But why do they do it? And how can family members and others who care cope with frequent lying?" itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
    • Inside the Mind of a Shopaholic Created: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      What goes on in the mind of a shopaholic? Researchers have discovered a number of personality traits and psychological patterns that define shopaholics." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • Amount of Caffeine in Foods and Drinks Created: Saturday, May 19, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      The amount of caffeine that is in everyday foods and drinks.
    • Five Acid Movies Created: Sunday, August 26, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Five movies about lysergic acid (LSD).
    • Five Ecstasy Movies Created: Sunday, August 26, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Five movies about ecstasy (MDMA).
    • What to Expect from Caffeine Withdrawal Created: Thursday, May 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      This article explains the symptoms that are commonly experienced when people go through caffeine withdrawal.
    • What Is in Heroin? Created: Sunday, March 11, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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