Episodes

Gambling

Gambling provides high stakes for winning but the stakes for addiction are even greater. In this episode, the euphoric high of winning is discussed, along with the effect losing has on one’s financial, emotional and physical health.

Self Mutilation/Cutting

Self-mutilation is a growing but underreported addiction. Addicts are often embarrassed and feel guilty, Scars are easily concealed, leading to a cover-up of the problem.

Tobacco

Tobacco abuse is an accepted addiction in many societies. It is easily obtained and legal for young adults. Its availability is one reason why it is a common gateway drug for addicts.

Prescription Pills

Abuse of prescription pills is growing and no addict looks alike. In this episode of Unhooked, the tell-tale signs of prescription pill addiction are outlined, along with ways to find help.

Negative Environments for Drug Endangered Children

Creating safe and healthy environments are key to the positive development of any child. These surroundings also may indicate if a child might begin addictive and unhealthy behaviors.

Psychoactive Drugs

Hallucinations. Psychosis. Loss of contact with reality. In this episode of Unhooked, the possible effects of psychoactive drugs are examined.

Addictive Environments

Environments don’t always determine the outcome of one’s life but they definitely have an effect. In this episode of Unhooked, learn how certain environments can encourage and perpetuate a cycle of unhealthy behaviors.

Managing Relapse

Some say relapse is part of recovery. Yet it matters not how many times one falls but how many times one gets up. In this episode of Unhooked, the topic of managing relapse is discussed, along with positive ways to help the addict through relapse.

Underage Addictions

Many teenagers and young adults dabble in drugs in elementary school, often becoming full-blown addicts in high school. This episode of Unhooked discusses the telltale signs that signal troubles in a young person’s life.

Journey to Wholeness (A Christian 12 Step Program)

Overcoming one’s addiction is not just a physical success. A complete journey to wholeness incorporates healing in the body, mind and spirit. Relying on a power greater than oneself is key.

Enablers

It can be difficult to have the power to say “No!” For enablers, it’s twice as hard. Well-meaning family members and friends can often stunt the recovery progress of the addict.

Treatment Options

Each addict is different and so are the needs for treatment. This episode highlights the variety of available treatment options, including inpatient facilities, partial hospitalization, outpatient facilities, 12 step meetings, etc.

Addictions Overview

There is a seemingly endless list of addictions and unhealthy behaviors. However, there are many common responses to addictive substances and unhealthy behaviors.