Gateway Counseling Center's John Hawkins Jr. M.S., L.M.H.C., C.A.P. responds to questions about mental and emotional health. John Hawkins Jr. helps individua...
Explore Monterrey & Learn TapRooT®: 5-Day Courses
Catch sight of the Macroplaza in Monterrey and you’re glimpsing not only one of the world’s largest public squares but also a terrific illustration of the contrast between contemporary and historic in Mexico’s third largest city. The beauty of nature, such as iconic Cerro de la Silla, Saddleback Mountain, is in your sight line almost …
The problem of defining sex addiction: What it IS and IS NOT
A definition of what sex addiction is NOT and what are the preliminary treatment goals and objectives. See how sex addiction treatment must address the
MultiBrief: How did we get here? The complex history of the opioid addiction problem
In an effort to bring attention to the undertreatment of pain in America, Dr. James Campbell, president of the American Pain Society, encouraged healthcare providers to treat pain as seriously as they do vital signs. From Campbell's speech to the APS in 1996, the concept of pain as the
What is Addiction?
People don't plan to get addicted to drugs, but when they first take a drug, they might like how it makes them feel. They believe they can control how much and how often they take the drug. However, drugs can change the brain. Those who used drugs in the beginning to feel good, now may need to take drugs just to feel normal. They may also seek and take drugs even if it causes problems for themselves and their loved ones. Some people…
How to Explore Consciousness
Gave this talk in 2014 at Wanderlust Festival in Whistler. Here is the blurb There are few activities more thrilling than exploring consciousness, particularly in the form of intelligent spiritual practice. In this talk, Jeff Warren – founder of The Consciousness Explorers Club and author of The Head Trip – introduces us to the terrain and describes some of the attendant risks and benefits. What begins as an exploration can become a transformation. The question then is how to talk – or not…
What Addiction is Not
The addict is not out to have fun. The addict is trying to stay alive the only way he or she knows how, by using the only thing he or she has found that works.
How to dismantle an addiction
Recovery worker Matt Baker describes one man’s journey from addiction to a new outlook on life… Helping others helps us As we all know addiction is a huge problem within our society. We…
What Is… Interoception in the Context of Addiction?
Broadening and promoting the scientific understanding of addiction
How to Overcome an Addiction
sn't it true some addictions look harmless? Yet anything that enslaves you harms you. Seek God's way to overcome an addiction. There is hope.
10 Stages of Love Addiction
CBN.com Dr. Steve Arterburn, of New Life Ministries, shares the characteristics of love addiction. 1. Obsession. The individual is consumed by thoughts of romantic intrigue. The mind seems to whir a
What Are Signs of Meth Addiction?
Meth, or methamphetamine, is a potent and highly addictive central nervous system stimulant that is made in clandestine laboratories. It can be snorted, orally
What Is Internet Addiction?
People who spend long stretches of time on a computer, to the detriment of their job, health, or relationships, may have Internet addiction disorder, or IAD.
Why is addiction a brain disease?
A look at the modern research of the brain as related to addiction from contributor and neuroscientist, Derek Simon, PhD. More here.
How Trauma Affects Addiction
how trauma affects addiction As our society moves forward in conversations about mental health, addressing outlying conditions and disorders becomes an even more vital aspect of addiction recovery. In order for an addict to be successful in a sober lifestyle, all the factors that played into their addiction journey need to be recognized. The following guide answers these important questions on trauma and addiction How are…
What is the Definition of Drug Addiction?
Do you have a family member who is addicted to illegal drugs? If not a family member, you probably have a friend, an acquaintance, or a friend of a friend that is addicted.
what is sexual addiction
In this episode, we examine the most shameful of all addictions, sexual addiction. We will define addiction, identify how addiction impacts family members, and the addicted person. A case example is presented to highlight these issues
How Abusive Relationships Take Root
Demands lead to threats, experts say, then to violence and shame.
10 health benefits of maca root
Maca root comes from Peru and is a common cooking ingredient in that region. Maca root may have a range of health benefits, especially for endurance and sexual health. In this article, we look at the evidence behind these claims, as well as whether there are any risks to taking it.
Relapse is no accident! How Addictions really work and the key to ending all addictions!
Robert explains how addiction really works. It's not about therapy, will power or being a good person. Nothing outside of you can control you and how you fee...
How to beat food addiction Forever!
“Why can’t I lose weight and keep it off?” “How can I resist temptation?” Get all the answers here: Inside You’ll Learn: Why diets don’t work for food addicts: So that you’ll stop feeling guilty. Why you can’t stay on a diet: So that you’ll stop binge eating. How the addict’s brain is wired: So you can handle your triggers. How to beat food addiction: And finally set yourself free.