Category: Addiction Stories

  • My Friend the sex addict – When looking for love goes too far

    I have this friend, we’ll call him Brian, who has recently realized that he may be addicted to sex. Being an addiction specialist, he obviously came to me for advice. I told him that I would look into some of the treatment centers specializing in sexual addiction, and that in the meantime, there are support […]

  • Struggling with my addiction: Recovery, addiction, and the everyday stuff

    I’ve written about my own struggles with my addiction on here numerous times. I’ve used crystal meth, ecstasy, cocaine, marijuana, alcohol, LSD, mushrooms, and more, though the first few were the ones that really got me. After an extended career as a dealer and addict, I turned a new leaf and made a new life […]

  • The brain addiction connection : Crystal meth, and our friend dopamine

    We’ve talked about the general way in which neurons in the brain communicate with one another and then reviewed the ways in which cocaine messes some of the basic processes that the brain depends on. It’s time to move on to another drug, and since the brain-addiction connection is similar for meth and cocaine, it […]

  • The brain-addiction connection : Neurons and neurotransmitters

    As I’d mentioned in an earlier post, while many people experiment with, or use, drugs at some point in their lives, only a small percentage (between 10%-15%) develop chronic drug abuse and dependence problems. While some of the specifics of what makes one person more likely to move from recreational use to addiction are still being […]

  • About addiction: Animal research, food addiction, policy, and cocaine addiction

    Here are this weeks gems when it comes to learning about addiction. As usual, if you click this title’s post, you’ll get a list of our related post as a bonus! Adventures in Ethics and Science – A nice post about the current state of the animal-rights dialog Addiction Inbox – Mood Foods (and their […]

  • About addiction: Genetics, sugar, drinking, and more.

    These are some useful articles about addiction I’ve found online. While they cover some topics we’ve discussed on here, I think it’s always better to be more educated! From Addiction Recovery Basics – Personality Vs. Genetics From Beating Addictions – A little Q & A about sugar addiction From Breaking the Cycles – A new […]

  • Duchovny out of rehab

    Well, it seems that David Duchovny completed his month log rehab stint for sex addiction. In this story, no further details are given regarding his reasons for entering treatment in the first place. But I’m sure we all wish him well, hoping that he’s been given some tools to deal with his problems. As I […]

  • Student Dealing – College campuses and the drug supply

    If you haven’t heard about the San Diego State drug-dealing arrests, check out the story. Aside from the obvious impact on the San Diego community in general, and on the school in particular, I can’t help but draw parallels to my own story. In the future, I’m going to try to follow up on this […]

  • UCLA students speaking out about drug use… kind of.

    A recent article in UCLA’s daily newspaper presented the stories of two current students who left behind a life of drug use and petty drug dealing to focus on more long-term priorities, namely school. The students, who used pseudonyms for obvious reasons, show us once again that it is possible to turn around a lifestyle […]

  • Making a difference one post at a time… Helping drug users

    Hi everyone, I’ve been wanting to do something to help drug users for a long time now, so instead of just thinking about it, I’ve decided to go ahead and give this a try. I’m a doctoral student at UCLA working on my PhD in psychology. I’ve been studying issues related to drug-addiction, sex-addiction, and […]