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Month: November 2015

Learning to Be a Party Animal While Sober

Adam Daar remembers what he was thinking when ordered by the courts into addiction treatment at age 14: “I’m never going to have fun again.” How could he? Partying was how the young had fun, and that just wasn’t possible without drugs and alcohol, he believed. “I was even thinking ahead to college. How am …

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Clinicians of Varying Backgrounds Can Successfully Deliver Prolonged Exposure Therapy

While professional experience has some impact on the course of prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD, all well-trained practitioners can effectively administer this form of treatment, according to recent findings from a team of American researchers. A form of change-oriented psychotherapy called prolonged exposure therapy (PE therapy) has verified usefulness as a treatment for people affected …

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Has Online Dating and Other ‘Sexnology’ Fueled Rise of Sex Addiction?

Having sex, or accessing other sources of sexual stimulation, is arguably easier now than it has ever been before. What with online dating, hookup apps, sexting, webcams and more, not to mention the instant availability of free pornography that can be obtained and viewed anonymously, sex is pretty much at our fingertips all the time. …

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Borderline Personality Disorder Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) seem to be forever pulling the petals from a daisy. Their black-and-white thinking can take them from “he loves me” to “he loves me not” almost as quickly as the adolescent girl, sitting forlorn in a field of flowers, can pluck the blossom clean. But this is no game …

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5 Things You Should Know About Nicotine

They’ve been marketed as a safe and fun alternative to cigarettes, even a way to help smokers kick the habit, but nicotine-delivery systems such as e-cigarettes and other vaping devices may instead be creating new problems and erasing years of hard-won anti-smoking victories.

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