Sex Addiction: Too Much of a Good Thing?

A valid definition and diagnostic criteria for “sex addiction” have long eluded experts because, historically, definitions and diagnostic criteria have either represented sexually oppressive cultural norms, or they have been vague and imprecise, requiring too much subjective interpretation. Cultural norms, oppressive or otherwise, are not valid bases for diagnostic criteria, because they have no scientific … Read more

When the Most Destructive Force in Your Life Is You, Then It’s Time to Reach out for Help

When The Most Destructive Force In Your Life Is YOU It's Time To Reach Out For Help

Opinion by Guest Writer Written by Lorelie Rozzano, an internationally recognized author and advocate. If you struggle with addiction as I have, you know the dark, hopeless place that exists on the other side of being high. It’s the thing that every addict tries to avoid—reality. Reality is the time and place when you’re not … Read more

The Facts, Effects and Dangers of Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepine Abuse Epidemic Benzodiazepines are a prescription medication that is commonly prescribed by a physician for individuals with legitimate medical conditions such as: Anxiety Insomnia Alcohol withdrawal Seizure control Muscle relaxation Inducing amnesia for uncomfortable procedures Yet, individuals across North America are obtaining these prescription drugs illegally and therefore are abusing these drugs to obtain … Read more