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Addictions and Boredom
Hints That You Might Be Addicted
Web Junkies: Computer Addiction
Common Themes in Addictions
I Don't Have a Problem!
How to Come to Terms With an Alcoholic Parent
How to Talk to an Alcoholic Spouse
Strategies to Help You Stay Away From Gambling
Addictions Can Hurt Your Business
Do You Have an Addiction? Here's How to Tell
Codependency - Caring Too Much
January 31, 2017 Dr. Linda HancockRead now
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...
August 9, 2015 Dr. Linda HancockRead now
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...
March 8, 2015 Dr. Linda HancockRead now
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...
February 1, 2015 Dr. Linda HancockRead now
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...
February 19, 2012 Dr. Linda HancockRead now
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...
August 15, 2011 Dr. Linda HancockRead now
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...
April 20, 2011 Dr. Linda HancockRead now
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...
March 1, 2011 Dr. Linda HancockRead now
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...