Category Archives: Addiction

‘Smiles’ linked to teen deaths

Latest designer drug called ‘Smiles’ linked to teen deaths By Stephanie Pappas Published September 24, 2012 in Fox News.com LiveScience Law enforcement officials and parents are concerned about the next in a long line of illegal synthetic drugs: 2C-I, also known as “Smiles.” The drug, a hallucinogen, has been linked to two deaths in East…

Recognizing and Treating PTSD

Common Reactions After Trauma http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/pages/common-reactions-after-trauma.asp “After going through a trauma, survivors often say that their first feeling is relief to be alive. This may be followed by stress, fear, and anger. Trauma survivors may also find they are unable to stop thinking about what happened. Many survivors will show a high level of arousal, which…

When a loved one has an addiction

“If someone you love has a problem with addiction, your top priority is to take care of yourself before you can take care of anybody else. Think about the instructions you get on an airplane: “If the cabin pressure drops, secure your own oxygen mask first, then help others with theirs.” That philosophy applies here,…

Internet Addiction

Dr. Hokemeyer discusses the concept of an addictive personality in relation to internet addiction A real high for some high-tech users [Reading Eagle, Pa.] By Dan Kelly, Reading Eagle, Pa. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services July 12–If you drink alcohol or take drugs, it stands to reason that they will have an impact on the balance of…

Internet Addiction: Know the Signs

Internet Addiction: When Cyberspace Disconnects Us By Paul Hokemeyer, PhD, JD Over the last several months I’ve become aware that the practice of psychotherapy has expanded beyond the confines of the treatment room and into the ethers of cyberspace. No longer does my relationship with my patients consist of just the patient and me. We now…