Sexual Addiction Undermines Marital Happiness (December 1999)
This article points out some of harmful effect pornography can have on marriage. It particular, the user objectifies their partner and grows more dissatisfied with sexual relations in marriage. The real person in his or her life can't compete with fantasy created by exposure to sexaul materials. The article shows how this pattern leads to sexual addiction and possible sexaul affairs and acting out.
Why Are We Losing The Tobacco War? (October 1996)
Fewer and fewer adults use tobacco. It is considered a dirty habit that people do in
private. It is discouraged and frowned upon. The nonsmoker rights movement has
successfully taken smoking out of the public domain. Seventy percent of adult smo
Profile Of A Gambling Addict (July 2004)
This article describes a typical gambling addict by using a fictitious composite personality J.T. J.T.'s story begins as a young adult with a bign win and evolves into a lifetime obsession. Lady luck deserts him completely while he desperately chases losses in order to pay back money he embezzled.
Using The Internet For All The Wrong Reasons (March 2001)
This article reviews research on how people become addicted to chat rooms, interactive games and interactive sexual fantasy at the expense of real life relationships. The false intimacy created in a virtual world is a poor substitute for reality and can consume a lot of time and energy.
An Intervention Of Love (June 2000)
This article takes some of the mystery of how to do an intervention with someone who has a substance abuse problem. When an intervention is done well, it is an act of love and doesn't leae hard feelings or bitterness no matter what the outcome may be. The guidelines are specific and will be encouraging to family and friends on how to intervene with a dhemically dependency problem.
Drinking Buddies Promote Big Lie: Everything Is OK (July 2008)
This article describes a common pathway of self-deception that affects rural men as they turn to alcohol to deal with the internal strife in their lives. Their "friends" provide a convenient rationale for ignoring the addictive drinking they are doing as an escape mechanism.
Getting A Fix For Masculinity At The Town Bar (June 2004)
This article describes the dynamics of some of the regular drinkers at the town bar. The term "drinking buddies" describes the social friendships at the town bar that serve as a cover for the serious and problemmatic drinking that is going on. Many of these heavy drinkers are propping each other's egos up when they are not feeling good about themselves.