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Who Can Become an Addict?

Riot.Jane In Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good, brain scientist and neuroscience professor at Johns Hopkins University David J. Linden, PhD, describes the physiological processes of

Posted in addiction, culture, education, health, law, taboo

Today is National Coming Out Day!

A study published this year in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry revealed that “12-month suicidal ideation was significantly higher for both GLB [gay, lesbian, bisexual] and unsure youth . . . Twelve-month suicide attempts were significantly elevated

Posted in abuse, addiction, glbt, self-esteem, taboo

My Father the Addict

My father has been a drug addict and part-time drug dealer and pool hustler for my entire life. The drug dealing was and is a way to get his own stash for cheap and the hustling was a way to

Posted in addiction, parenthood, relationships

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