Archive For The “Drug 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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Full List of Blog Articles by Justin Stum

By | July 22, 2003

Most Popular What Is It Most Women Really Want? How To Overcome Obsessive Compulsive Behavior, OCD Overcoming Depression, Finding Hope – Robin Williams Your First Therapy Session Not Just Friends: Emotional Affairs and Infidelity My Spouse Won’t Come To Counseling, Now What? 5 Signs Of A Healthy Couple Relationship Sexual Addiction & Brain Arousal – […]

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