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Shop ‘Til You Drop – The Seriousness of Shopping Addiction

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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.

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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 […]