Tag Archives | Addiction

We Are All Charlie Sheen

Stop busting on the poor guy and read this There are two sides to the Charlie Sheen subject. One, we watch in semi-awe a man-child who clearly has issues with maintaining a credible balance between—well, okay, out with it—he gets shitfaced, does a lot of drugs and hot women, trashes public property, has cars and […]

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Escape from the Job Monster

My name is Gil Schwartz. And I am a workaholic. It’s an addiction like any other. Except that if you have it, they pay you more. Actually, a lot more. I’m recovering, though. I have to. The Japanese have a word for the problem: karoshi. It means “death from overwork.” I’m not talking only about […]

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Are You a Food Addict?

EXERCISE AND WATCH WHAT YOU EAT. Simple, right? Or not. What if other forces were at work, trying to put pounds on frame until you join the 58 percent of the world predicted to be overweight or obese by 2030? Many scientists now believe that it’s not your stomach you should worry about—it’s your brain. […]

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Prescription Drug Addiction in America

Addicts are infiltrating our pharmacies, placing themselves and everyone else in danger. Is it time for the man in the white coat to don the white hat? RYAN DONNELLY HAD IT DOWN COLD. THREE years ago he was a 25-year-old Navy vet who had been booted from the service for a failed drug test, cycled […]

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The Addiction Habit

Lasting pleasure, it turns out, comes when you successfully battle your obsessions, rather than submitting to them. Who knew? I’m an addict. I’ve been sober for almost 15 years. When I hit bottom, there was little question that I needed help and fundamental change. I had become a one-dimensional man. I had serious problems that […]

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The Road Less Sweetened

He knew he had a problem with the white stuff, so he decided to stop eating it before it buried him. Except quitting is never that easy I am a man of appetites. Men who ingest one cube of cheese, two olives, and a half glass of chardonnay at a cocktail party baffle me. I […]

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Stop Smoking With Nicorette microtab (nicotine)

  How does it work? Nicorette microtabs contain nicotine. They are a type of medicine known as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and are used to help smokers give up the habit. Nicotine is the addictive substance present in tobacco. Smokers who try to give up often experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and cravings for cigarettes, because […]

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Help for addictive tendencies

Question I feel as if I find it hard to say no to things that I know are destructive. Up until I was about 26 I regularly took ecstasy on a two-week basis, speed occasionally, and hash on and off. During this time I was not drinking heavily. Since I have stopped taking drugs, I […]

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Men and addiction

A global problem You won’t be surprised to learn that the use of addictive drugs of all types is a global problem. What’s surprising, however, is that few experts agree on what addiction really is, or what causes it. Some doctors and healthcare workers view addiction as a disease, whereas others see it as a […]

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Nicotine and withdrawal symptoms

What is nicotine? Nicotine is the ingredient that causes physical addiction to tobacco. Read more: http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/smoking/withdrawalsymptoms_000507.htm#ixzz2ROxLcCFV Follow us: @NetDoctor on Twitter | NetDoctorUK on Facebook It’s a mild stimulant and increases activity in the brain just like caffeine, cocaine and amphetamine. It’s also a powerful toxin, which is why you probably coughed your way through […]

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