Traits of Addictive Personality

What are the Traits of an Addictive Personality?

Have you ever heard people say that they or someone they know has an “addictive personality”? Perhaps, you’ve thought this about yourself after staying up all night to shop online for the umpteenth time. Or maybe you’ve wondered if a loved one is stuck in another financial hardship because he or she has an addictive…

The Nature and Nurture of Addiction

We often hear people describe certain things as being in their genes. While it’s true that our genes describe many of our attributes, it is rarely the case that something has a specific one. Usually traits are expressed by a combination of genes. This means we are unlikely to ever find a specific “addiction gene“.…

What are Bath Salts and are they Addictive?

What are Bath Salts? “Bath salts” is the street name for a type of drug called synthetic cathinones, which is also often referred to as “flakka”. As implied by the “synthetic” part of its name, bath salts are not a natural substance, though they are designed to mimic the effects of an East African shrub…

What Symptoms Teens Show When Addicted to Drugs

If you are in a situation where you believe one of your teenage child has become addicted to drugs, you are probably facing a myriad of simultaneous emotions like rage, sadness, disappointment, concern, confusion, and helpless. These conflicting feelings make focusing on helping your teen the right way nearly impossible as most parents’ first reaction…

Addiction Symptoms to Watch for When Taking Prescription Opioids

As we have discussed in many previous posts, the United States is having a particularly rough time lately with cases of opioid addiction. And here in South Florida is one of the hardest hit areas in the country. And if you have been prescribed an opioid as a painkiller, there is even a chance that…