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OLLIE

Saturday, July 15, 2017,
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When a fleeting little smile lit up his gray face he was a handsome dude and people would like him. To him it was random – he looked on, incredulous of kindness and display of positive regard. He couldn’t locate his role in the game of life and he became too rigid to be playful with it all. His back was stiff and his neck was thick from the chronic tension of generalized resistance. It was as though he carried a head ten times the size it really was.

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Sex Addiction

Saturday, February 25, 2017,
Categories: Other Addictions
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He never laughed and he barely smiled, a grin perhaps, for cover. He went through the motions, where activities in this impoverished little world of his were repetitive and ritualized, and he would employ people (often for money) to forget the misery for a moment’s relief. It was not about relating, loving, caring, or sharing fun, but rather performing a function, where bodies were revealed, while the souls remained hidden, an interchange of physical signs of aliveness without any indication of emotion in spite of some hopelessness, expressed by shamelessness and irresistible motions.

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Pathological Gambling: A Growing Problem

Saturday, December 10, 2016,
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Friday-night poker games, the stock market, horse races, casinos, bingo, lottery tickets, football pools, fantasy football, online betting, sports betting, Pathological gambling is a growing problem in the United States, even though it has taken a back seat to the opiate abuse epidemic, a report by the National Council on Problem Gambling shows that approximately one in five pathological gamblers will attempt suicide during their addiction. 

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Midnight Muncher? Compulsive Over-Cruncher? Is Night Eating Disorder Devouring You?

Friday, December 6, 2013,
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“Gone are the days when I was svelte and soignée,” sobbed Lorraine, a 45-year-old accountant. The Los Angeles resident “hit the big 4-0 like a ton of lead bricks” and her metabolism crashed.

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Sex & Love Addiction

Friday, November 1, 2013,
Categories: Other Addictions
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“I think that guy had a gun. I’m glad he left.”

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Recovery From Substance Abuse and the Trauma of Growing Up Gay

Saturday, September 7, 2013,
Categories: Other Addictions
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Imagine that you’re a little budding gay boy or lesbian girl, say 10 years old. For some time now you’ve felt that you’re different from other kids. As a boy you’re not interested in some of the games and sports the other boys play. Imagine that as a little gay boy playing with G.I. Joe was about having a special “buddy”.

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Sugar Addiction: Sweet Misery for All

Friday, May 11, 2012,
Categories: Other Addictions
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In the world of addictions, most of us are well-versed in the usual suspects: alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, prescription medications. We recognize the signs and symptoms, can create a comprehensive treatment plan and support a client in the detox process, and even in the case of relapse.

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Social Media and the Breakdown Of Relationships

Wednesday, March 7, 2012,
Categories: Other Addictions
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Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and multiple other sites all provide options to stay connected, stay informed and meet others with similar likes and interests. However, there is also a darker side to social media that is becoming more and more recognized in its role in the breakdown of relationships, particularly marriages.

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The New Age Drug Dealer: An Op-Ed Article

Tuesday, August 23, 2011,
Categories: Other Addictions
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Today’s addict has an ally. The new drug pushers aren’t pimps hanging out in schoolyards or villains in an episode of Law & Order. They are our pharmaceutical companies. They are the pharmacies that distribute their wares.

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Soft Addictions: Are They Dangerous?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011,
Categories: Other Addictions
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The spectrum for addiction is varied and long. As the world evolves, so does the list of potential addictive substances. The question arises of what seemingly harmless activities can turn into devastating addictions? How can this behavior be curbed before it becomes out of control? And what is the major underlying facet that contributes to living an addicted life?

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