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Words to Avoid When Talking About Addiction

There are some common words that we all associate with addiction. Whether you have a connection to addiction or not, you probably recognize words like junkie, clean, dirty, sober, abuse and addict. Words like junkie and dirty carry obviously derogatory connotations and can be stigmatizing, but experts say that even some of the other common …

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Renowned Tech, Sex and Addictions Expert Robert Weiss to Conduct Advanced Clinical Training Classes in London

On Nov. 10 and 11 in London, Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, renowned psychotherapist in the areas of tech, sex and addiction, and founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles, will present advanced training on complex sexual addiction and recovery issues, including the effect of digital technology on sex and relationships.

Sober Dorms, Recovery Clubs Help Prevent Relapse

College students face a number of pressures, from paying for tuition to the stresses of academic success and failure. Among the many modern challenges that young academics face is addiction. Drinking on college campuses is common, risky and dangerous. There are also students using prescription drugs to get by as they experience depression or anxiety …

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Digital Devices May Hinder Ability to Read Emotions

In the modern digital world, are we more connected than ever before, or more disconnected? Does this world expose us to information and ideas that we would never otherwise encounter, or does it help us to stay contentedly isolated in our comfort zones? Does social media help us to stay in touch with family and …

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Obsessive Tanning Is a Real Addiction

Excessive tanning, obsessive tanning, tanorexia, tanning addiction, whatever you call it, tanning too frequently and for too long is dangerous. Intentionally exposing your skin to ultraviolet (UV) light, either under the sun or in a tanning bed, doesn’t just cause you to wrinkle prematurely, it causes cancer. This comes as no surprise to most people. …

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