I am not a medical professional but I try to read as many relevant studies as I can in the areas of depression, anxiety, and addiction and recovery. As someone who suffers from panic disorder and addiction, many aspects of both afflictions seem co-productive to me. Anyway, a recent study has come out that suggests… Continue reading New Study Shows Benefits of CBT alone vs. SSRI’s or Combos
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by Joshua Hoe Anthony Bourdain (Author, Chef, Traveler, and CNN Personality) said the following during a Reddit AMA today: Comment from discussion I am Anthony Bourdain and I’m really good at finding cool shit. AMA.. https://www.redditstatic.com/comment-embed.js Only Bernie Sanders has summarized the problem with addiction policies better when, at a town hall meeting, he said… Continue reading Amen To Anthony Bourdain on Reddit Today
by Joshua Hoe As a sex addict, I have learned to stay away from, or at least avoid most adult entertainment. After a discussion that I had with a friend of mine (who works with a local cable company and was talking about how profitable porn is for cable companies), I made the mistake of… Continue reading Cable & Satellite Corporations and The Porn Problem
by Josh Hoe Many people’s heads start to spin when they see me post articles that claim that “Addiction is not a Moral Failure.” I suspect that they think that I am giving absolution to people who commit terrible acts while ‘acting out’ on whatever their addictive substance or behavior is. First, I don’t have… Continue reading Moral Failure vs. Responsibility
by Joshua Hoe So, I want to tell you about a problem I used to have in relationships that I had no idea was a problem (until now). Responding to the emotions my partner’s shared with me with nothing but problem-solving. It would almost always go something like this: One of my romantic partners would… Continue reading Learning to Listen With Empathy, Not Engage In Problem-Solving
by Joshua Hoe I am a formerly incarcerated person who is pro-gun control. But, I want to say this clearly and with no confusion. I am not a “Criminal.” Yes, you will inevitably post a definition in response that says a “criminal” is anyone who has committed a crime. In that case, virtually everyone in… Continue reading Stop Calling Me A “Criminal”