Shop ‘Til You Drop – The Seriousness of Shopping Addiction


Despite its lack of media coverage, shopping addiction affects more than 18 million American adults. Also known as compulsive shopping or compulsive buying disorder, shopping addiction is characterized by a compulsion to spend money regardless of financial capability or a legitimate need for the product in question. While the American Psychiatry Association (APA) does not […]

Ethical Treatment? Never Heard of It.


Something isn’t quite right when your lab ‘fires’ you for bringing in too few urine tests.  Watching a loved one struggle with substance dependency is an emotionally devastating experience; those of us who have experienced active addiction firsthand know that there is little we wouldn’t do to help end their suffering. Because we are so […]

Men and Compulsive Overeating


Compulsive overeating is a huge problem amongst American adults, though it gets minor media coverage in comparison to most other serious, addictive disorders. Because of this, many individuals who face compulsive overeating or binge eating disorder (BED), face both misunderstanding and stigma. Despite widespread stigma, the Journal of American Medicine estimates that over one-third of […]