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  • Addictions and Boredom
    March 5, 2017 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Addictions and Boredom

    I have a very interesting client who shared his theory of addiction with me. He stated that he and others use drugs because they are bored. This thought has caused me to think about some of my other clients who...

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  • Hints That You Might Be Addicted
    January 31, 2017 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Hints That You Might Be Addicted

    No one likes to hear that they have an addiction. Sometimes their use of a substance or process addiction develops so subtly that one doesn't even recognize what is occurring until consequences set in. There is a powerful line in...

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  • Web Junkies: Computer Addiction
    August 9, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Web Junkies: Computer Addiction

    I was watching a television documentary recently that highlighted computer addiction as one of the biggest problems that China is facing today. In 2008 China declared internet addition to be a clinical disorder, saying it is a top health threat...

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  • Sexual Addiction
    March 8, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Sexual Addiction

    The media frequently headlines stories of high-profile individuals who have been involved in sexual indiscretions. This is not a new phenomenon but has occurred for centuries. These situations are not limited merely to the rich and famous but actually occur...

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  • Common Themes in Addictions
    February 1, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Common Themes in Addictions

    It doesn't matter whether the addiction is to substances, gambling, alcohol, shopping, or sex. All those with an addiction share common things: Strong Feelings - Everyone has a wide range of feelings that can be positive or negative. People who...

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  • Technology Addiction
    May 3, 2014 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Technology Addiction

    Call me old-fashioned if you wish but I am really sick and tired of the way that people have become addicted to their cellphones. When I grew up the only time we might hear from a family member who lived...

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  • I Don't Have a Problem!
    February 19, 2012 Dr. Linda Hancock

    I Don't Have a Problem!

    For many years I have worked with individuals who were referred for assessment or treatment associated with substance use, abuse, or dependency. Following are ten statements that I hear over and over again from the clients: I don't have a...

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  • How to Come to Terms With an Alcoholic Parent
    August 15, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    How to Come to Terms With an Alcoholic Parent

    There's an old saying "You will never be disappointed unless you have expectations". So often society helps feed our goals and dreams. We want the ideal family and relationships that are often portrayed in the Hallmark commercials where everyone is...

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  • How to Talk to an Alcoholic Spouse
    April 20, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    How to Talk to an Alcoholic Spouse

    Frequently those who are married or partnered with alcoholics think that they can actually change the person with the addiction. That is not true. In fact, no matter how dysfunctional their lives seem to be to others, they will continue...

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  • Strategies to Help You Stay Away From Gambling
    April 20, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Strategies to Help You Stay Away From Gambling

    Sometimes people who are determined to stop an addiction do well for a period of time and then slip. It is important to have a number of strategies in place to prevent this. Here are a few that I recommend...

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  • Addictions Can Hurt Your Business
    March 3, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Addictions Can Hurt Your Business

    Every week I see clients who have been involved in some form of addiction and sadly listen as they tell me about the problems they have been experiencing because of it. There are so many parts of a life that...

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  • Do You Have an Addiction? Here's How to Tell
    March 1, 2011 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Do You Have an Addiction? Here's How to Tell

    Many times people think that they do not have an alcohol or drug problem because they imagine a person in a back alley drinking out of a brown paper bag as the stereotypical alcoholic. As long as they are working...

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