Tag: depression

  • Depression and smoking relapse: Anhedonia doesn’t feel good.

    A recent study published in the Journal Nicotine & Tobacco research suggests that a particular aspect of depression, namely anhedonia, a.k.a “inability to feel good,” plays an important part in predicting how quickly smokers will relapse after trying to quit smoking. When it comes to addiction research, you can’t get much clearer than these results. […]

  • Addiction Stories: Buzz Aldrin’s Alcoholic Buzz and Recovery

    In the whole of human history, only twelve lucky, and brave, men can claim to have walked on the surface of the moon. Buzz Aldrin is not only one of those twelve, but the second ever, a West Point graduate, PhD from MIT and Korean War fighter pilot whose accomplishments place him firmly at the […]

  • Women, Trauma and HIV Transmission

    Co-authored by Jamie Felzer Just how much can the events of a traumatic childhood affect the likelihood of contracting HIV or other serious diseases in later life? Unfortunately, recent research shows that the effect can be profound, especially for women.The silver lining may be in our ability to reduce later HIV transmission by providing better […]

  • about addiction: smoking, depression, students and treatment

    We are back with some great articles that may be of interest to you, so check them out!  There should be new weekly links published every Monday so you are bound to find some relevant articles From Stop Medicine Abuse:  This article talks about the youth who abuses cough medicine. It states that one in […]

  • Depression medication – Evidence and usefulness

    Depression medication has been widely prescribed since the early days of Prozac (Fluoxetine) and the discovery that depression can be helped by taking a pill. A new study shows that in reality, only those who suffer from severe depression may actually benefit from taking the meds though. Depression is commonly seen in addiction treatment so […]

  • It’s in your genes: The connection between addiction and other disorders

    I think it’s common knowledge that children are more likely to develop a psychiatric disorder when one of their parents is diagnosed with one. Just in case it isn’t, as much as 80% of the likelihood that a person will develop a mental health disorder is genetically determined. The genetics of mental health and addiction […]

  • Alcohol, benzos, and opiates – Withdrawal that might kill you

    Along with teaching and telling stories, part of my goal here at All About Addiction is to get important information out to those who can benefit from it. Most drug users who quit drug use “cold turkey” have to go through withdrawal of some sort. Withdrawal is never comfortable, but sometimes it can actually be […]

  • Beyond my addiction: Allowing myself to be proud of my achievements

    This is a more personal post than I’m used to writing, but I think the thoughts in it are shared by many addicts, so I’d like to share it. I originally posted it on my personal blog: It’s sad, but for the most part, I focus on the things I haven’t yet done and not […]

  • Emotional eating: A possible connection for food addicts

    Co authored by: Jamie Felzer Do you ever stuff yourself beyond capacity because you are depressed, feeling inadequate or self conscious? Are you a perfectionist with difficulty expressing and realizing your feelings, instead turning to food to take out your frustrations? If so, you may be linking strong emotions and eating- taking your inability to […]