November 20, 2015

Signs of Overdependence on the Internet and Social Media

Signs of Overdependence on the Internet and Social Media The Internet provides a constant, ever-changing source of information and entertainment. It is accessible from most smartphones, tablets, laptops, many gaming systems and desktop computers. Email, blogs, social networks, instant messaging, and message boards allow for both public and anonymous communication about any topic. Young children […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
November 10, 2014

Are You “Addicted” to Staying Connected?

Are You “Addicted” to Staying Connected? Can people be addicted to playing computer games or checking Facebook or email? Almost all universally recognized addictions are for substances such as drugs, alcohol and tobacco, because non-substance addictions, called “process disorders,” are so difficult to pin down. Now scientists are investigating addiction to the internet, cell phones […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
March 13, 2013

Social Media Website Teaches Drug Use

Last week, social media was abuzz with the news of a new website that encourages drug use. Socialbarrell.com called attention to the site, called Tripsit, saying that: “Through the site, members help each other out by providing advice regarding how much drug to use and which drugs to mix. According to the site, their main […]

Addiction Recovery, Drug Treatment, Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Teenagers