Archive For The “Addiction” Category

Drug Addiction vs Porn, Shopping, Online Gaming, & Gambling Addictions

By | October 3, 2012

Drug Addiction vs Porn, Shopping, Online Gaming, & Gambling Addictions Can one be addicted to behaviors like shopping, sex/pornography, gambling, and other behaviors? Substance/Drug Addiction When one becomes addicted to drugs they often experience compulsive, and most often uncontrollable, drug craving, searching, and abuse that continues despite the often extreme negative consequences. Individuals that become […]

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Do I Have A Pornography Problem?

By | July 24, 2012

I was talking recently with a few friends about my role as a therapist and the general nature of the difficulties that people present with. One of the questions they asked was how I as a therapist assess and measure whether or not a client is dabbling in pornography or addicted to pornography. I replied […]

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Addiction: Those That Get Addicted and Those That Do Not

By | September 24, 2011

In recent studies it has been found that during brain imaging research that those that are addicted to drugs like cocaine, heroin and alcohol have fewer dopamine receptors in the brain’s reward channels than those that are non-addicts. Dopamine is a chemical neurotransmitter that is key to pleasure and desire, an experience most individuals seek […]

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Sexual Addiction & Brain Arousal – Neurobiology of Internet Porn

By | September 12, 2011

I’ve seen a consistent theme with clients that present to my office with sexual addiction. This theme is a significant confusion about how they get their needs met. I find that many if not all of them come with beliefs and assumptions due to their addiction and history. These assumptions are in large part due to their […]

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Emotional Codependency in Marriage and Parenting Relationships

By | August 7, 2011

Codependency has typically been associated or understood to be a dynamic that occurs with individuals that are addicted to substances and their partners or spouses. Today the phenomenon we call codependency can be associated with those that are in fact not using substances of any kind. Mothers and children, husbands and wives, friends and associates […]

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Utah Coalition Against Pornography Comes To Southern Utah

By | November 1, 2010

Just a quick post here.  One of my good friends Geof is speaking at the UCAP conference this weekend. Looks like it’ll be a solid event the details are below. Protecting Children and Families from Pornography and Other Harmful MaterialsSaturday, November 6, 2010 9:00am – 1:00pm Dixie Center St. George, Utah Southern Utah UCAP Regional Conference“The Utah Coalition Against […]

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