Angela P Cox

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From Experimentation to Addiction: A Young Man's Story of Recovery

<i>Editor's note: This story was posted at 11:25 p.m.</i> <i>Feb. 18, 2014.</i><p>Mark Feliciano started dabbling with opiates when he was about 15 years old. The …

Phillip Seymour Hoffman Should Wake Us Up to the Reality of Addiction

Vicki Hogarth explains, from her own perspective as a reformed addict, how Phillip Seymour Hoffman's death is indicative of a disease that affects so many of us; rather than the tale of another tortured artist.<p><i>No matter how many years of sobriety you have, the battle of addiction lasts your</i> …

Delusion as a Drug or Mental Illness Effect

What is a delusion? A delusion is a belief that is not based on reality. While many people within the same culture may share beliefs that are not …

Mental Health

The mind of a heroin addict: the struggle to get clean and stay sober | Society | theguardian.com

Cure addiction the Mao Tse-tung way

When he threatened to kill opium smokers, they gave up. What does that tell you?<p>Yes<p>Trinny Woodall<p>I’m Trinny, I’m an alcoholic and I’m an addict. When asked whether addiction is a disease, I didn’t have to think twice. Knowing that I have a disease is how I manage to have a healthy life today. All I …

Drug Addiction

The Selfish Nature Of Addiction: Speaking Honestly About Philip Seymour Hoffman

I have a pattern when it comes to stories about celebrities who overdose. The day the news breaks, I scan the headlines. I react with a mix of sadness and disgust -- and familiarity, as I was raised by two addicts. I'm as voyeuristic as the next person when it comes to celebrities, but in cases …

Mental Health

The Condition Many Recovering Addicts And Alcoholics Don't Know About

<i>By Jeanene Swanson</i><p>No one said recovery would be easy. And for the majority of addicts and alcoholics, detox is just the beginning.<p>While addiction specialists may know about post-acute withdrawal syndrome (protracted withdrawal syndrome), or PAWS, many addicts and much of the public do not. …