04 Feb

Is Addiction a Lifelong Disease?

The idea that addiction is a disease the addict will struggle with for the rest of his life means different things to different people. For some, it causes a sense of hopelessness that may prevent them from beginning their recovery process in the first place....

04 Feb

Characteristics of an Addictive Personality

Researches are constantly searching for trends and commonalities between addicts of all kinds, because this helps them to develop better prevention and treatment methods. Researchers for the National Academy of Sciences, have amassed evidence that supports what addiction counselors all over the country already suspected:...

04 Feb

Addiction and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Commonly known as the wintertime blues, seasonal affective disorder is a condition that affects millions of Americans each year. When the days get shorter and cold temperatures drive us indoors for the season, we all get a little cabin fever. Some people experience more severe...

29 Jan

Prayer and Meditation

The New Year's holiday has come and gone and for some, so have their resolutions. For others the excitement and hope for what the New Year may bring is just getting started. After all, didn't we just celebrate the gift of life in the birth...

29 Jan

Addiction and Disease

To intelligently discuss the issue of whether or not addiction is a disease, we must first define the term "disease." To do this I turned to the 24th Edition of the Stedman's Medical Dictionary which provided the following definitions.   1. ...