Debunking Addiction

Due to lack of time, I stopped writing for HealthyPlace in 2016.  Here are links to old posts I wrote for, where I was a co-author for two years of the Debunking Addiction blog. (Please try to read for content and not style–my posts were often heavily edited for SEO). I can’t reprint the posts here but you should go to the web site anyway because it’s got a lot of interesting and valuable information! I hope to write more about addiction, mental health, and other issues of interest and to post them here on my blog.

Ways to Stay Sober at Weddings During Recovery (June 26, 2016)

Addiction Recovery and Staying Sober During Tragedy (June 14, 2016)

Crack Cocaine Versus Powder Cocaine: What is the Difference? (May 30, 2016)

Withdrawal Symptoms From Stimulants, Marijuana, Hallucinogens (May 16, 2016)

Substance Withdrawal: Alcohol, Opiates, Benzodiazepines (May 2, 2016)

Dehumanizing Addicts: A Stigma Leading to Deaths (April 18, 2016)

Improved Access to Substance Abuse Treatment Needed (April 4, 2016)

Naloxone, Narcan Saves Lives from Opioid Addiction (March 21, 2016)

Dual Diagnosis: You Must Treat Addiction and Mental Illness (March 7, 2016)

How I Got Clean and Sober (February 22, 2016)

Misophonia and Addiction Recovery Meetings (January 25, 2016)

Winter Blues and Recovery (January 11, 2016)

Handling Holiday Obligations in Alcohol Recovery (December 21, 2015)

Why Charlie Sheen Needs to Take More Responsibility for His Behavior (November 30, 2015)

Dating in Alcohol and Drug Recovery: When to Disclose (November 16, 2015)

The Health Risks of Hookah Smoking (November 2, 2015)

How to Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed and Stop Triggering Your Addiction (October 19, 2015)

Caffeine Addiction and Dependency: Real Disorders? (October 5, 2015)

Maintaining Addiction Recovery on Vacation (September 21, 2015)

Over-prescription of Opioid Painkillers–A Deadly Problem (September 7, 2015)

Clean Time in Alcoholics, Narcotics Anonymous: Harmful? (August 24, 2015)

Restricted Eating or Anorexia and Alcohol Use–Drunkorexia (August 17, 2015)

Amy Winehouse, Alcoholism, and Support Systems (August 3, 2015)

Combined Drug Intoxication: What Is It? (July 20, 2015)

Minimizing Risky Behavior Caused By Substance Abuse (July 7, 2015)

Summer Fun in Sobriety (June 22, 2015)

How Do You Have Fun in Sobriety? (June 8, 2015)

Alcohol-Related or Drug-Related Dreams in Addiction Recovery (May 25, 2015)

Taking Inventory in Addiction and Alcohol Recovery (May 11, 2015)

Many Americans Don’t Drink Alcohol (April 27, 2015)

Can Recovering Alcoholics Eat Food Cooked With Alcohol? (April 13, 2015)

Take Action in Alcohol Recovery and Stop Arguing (March 30, 2015)

Milestones in Sobriety (March 16, 2015)

Are E-Cigarettes and Vaping Harmful? (March 2, 2015)

Enabling Versus Helping an Addicted Loved One (with video)

New Research in Food Addiction

The Importance of Honesty in Addiction Recovery (with video)

The Culture of Binge Drinking on Campus

How I Broke My Nicotine Addiction (with video)

Most Heavy Drinkers Are Not Alcohol Dependent

Legal Marijuana and Addiction Recovery (with video)

Coping With Smoking Cravings in Addiction Recovery

Substance Abuse and Potentially Addictive Cold Medication

The Triune or “Lizard Brain” and Addiction

Impulse Control and New Coping Skills in Addiction Recovery

Addicts, Alcoholics and Self-Identification (with video)

Wine, Women and Song: Can Behaviors/Experiences Be Addictions?

Filling Your Time Without Drugs and Alcohol

Regrets and Belatedly Making Amends in Addiction Recovery

Addiction is Selfish, and So is Recovery

Substance Abuse Disorder and Suicide Risk (with video)

The Debate Over Setting Quit, Clean and Sobriety Dates

About Kira Lesley, Author of Debunking Addiction Blog (with video)


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