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Elizabeth Hartney, PhD

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By Elizabeth Hartney, PhD

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • What is Work Addiction? Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      An overview of the behavioral addiction, work addiction or workaholism.
    • Five Bad Acid Trip Stories Created: Sunday, March 25, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Tripping on acid can be very unpleasant, even terrifying. Knowing about some first hand experiences of those who have been through it can help you know what you would be letting yourself in for, i...
    • What is MXE? Created: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Glossary definition of the drug, Methoxetamine (MXE). Learn about how it is taken for recreational use and if it is legal.
    • The Stages of Change Model of Overcoming Addiction Created: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      How people overcome addiction, as described by the stages of change or transtheoretical model of addiction and behavior change.
    • Five Ways to Build Self Esteem Created: Monday, August 02, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Addictions can take their toll on your self esteem from your own addiction, or that of a loved one. Build it back with these five simple steps." itemprop="description" Saturday, October 13, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Predators and bullies are using internet abuse to cyberbully their victims. Know each type of internet abuse, and how to protect yourself and your children.
    • What is a Bad Trip? Created: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A bad trip can happen after taking psychedelic drugs such as lysergic acid (LSD) or magic mushrooms. Learn about effects like frightening hallucinations.
    • Five Ways to Avoid Drinking Too Much During the Holidays Created: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Five top tips for keeping your drinking under control and avoiding drinking too much at social events. Also learn about how to deal with alcoholic gifts.
    • Five Ways to Curb Your Drug Cravings Created: Monday, March 19, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Cravings are a normal reactions to discontinuing drug use. They can trigger a relapse, but try these simple strategies for curbing your cravings.
    • Effects of Caffeine on the Body Created: Thursday, June 28, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Learn about the effects of caffeine on the body - your heart, blood pressure, and density can be seriously affected by the stimulant." itemprop="description">"description" Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      This answers the frequently asked question of what is asphyxiation. Includes the different drug-related causes for it as well as others causes.
    • Tips For Withdrawal Fever Management Created: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Tips for responding appropriately to, and controlling, withdrawal fever. Learn about signs if they need medical attention or how to perform home treatment.
    • What is the nature vs nurture debate? Created: Thursday, April 01, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Learn about the outlines of the nature vs nurture debate as it applies to understanding addiction. It explores theories, complexities, and risks.
    • What Is Reinforcement? Created: Sunday, December 20, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Reinforcement is a psychological process which can increase a negative behavior such as addiction. Read about some examples of reinforcement in addiction.
    • What's the Difference Between Compulsive Shopping and Impulsive Shopping? Created: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Compulsive and impulsive shopping are often referred to as interchangeable, but there are key differences. Read about the motivations for each.
    • Can I Control My Alcohol Consumption? Created: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Often by the time you realize you need to cut down on your drinking, it's harder than you think to do so. But it is possible to get it under control.
    • Party and Play Created: Monday, June 20, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Find out about the party-and-play phenomenon in the gay world. Explore how gay men and women use drugs for sexual pleasure." itemprop="description">...
    • What Is Pathological Gambling? Created: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Explores the concept of pathological gambling as a behavioral addiction. Learn the characteristics and behavior of a compulsive gambler." itemprop="description" Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      This article describes some of the ignorant, rude, or clueless comments or questions that people with drug addiction hear from family and friends.
    • Inside the Mind of a Shopaholic Created: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 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...
    • What Is Acid? Created: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Glossary definition of the hallucinogenic drug acid, also known as LSD. Learn about its history, original psychiatric use, and its recreational use.
    • What Is Relapse? Created: Friday, January 20, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Glossary definition of relapse. Includes a brief introduction, how an addict falling into relapse might feel, and examples.
    • Ten Cognitive Distortions Identified in CBT Created: Thursday, March 03, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is based on identifying cognitive distortions, or "twisted thinking". Learn more about common distortions.
    • Five Ways to Say No to Alcohol Created: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      It is tough for anyone to say no to alcohol, but is very difficult for those who are quitting or cutting down on alcohol. Learns tips to make it easier.
    • What Is Snorting Drugs? Created: Monday, August 09, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Glossary definition of the term snorting drugs. Learn about how cocaine is just one of the drugs used for snorting drugs.
    • What Is Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)? Created: Friday, July 16, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Glossary definition of post acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). Includes other names for PAWS, common symptoms, and examples.
    • What Is Dissociation? Created: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Glossary definition of dissociation. Includes both physical and drug-related reasons for the psychological experience.
    • Definition of Homeostasis Created: Thursday, March 26, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Glossary definition of homeostasis, as used in the context of addictions. Also includes an example of how some attain it.
    • Is Ritalin Addictive? Created: Thursday, November 19, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Ritalin is widely prescribed for both children and adults who have ADD and ADHD, but it also has the potential for abuse. So is it addictive?
    • What Are Behavioral Addictions? Created: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Describes behavioral (nonsubstance) addictions and provides links to articles on specific behavioral addictions like gambling and exercise.
    • Was I Sexually Abused? Created: Friday, September 28, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The fact that you don't recall much of your childhood is also an indicator that you may have been exposed to a traumatic event during childhood.
    • How to Find a Needle Exchange Program Created: Saturday, May 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Needle exchange programs quietly exist in many communities, so that IV drug users can get clean equipment, but they can be hard to find.

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