Program Archives

Self-mutilation / Cutting

Self-mutilation is a growing but underreported addiction. Addicts are often embarrassed and feel guilty, which might prevent them from seeking help.  Scars are easily concealed, leading to a cover-up of the problem.  In this episode of Unhooked, myths about cutters are explained, including the difference between self-mutilation versus a suicide attempt.  In her own words, […]

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Arazeli’s Testimony

When she was 16, Arazeli saw her best friend murdered. Guilt and pain led to a downward spiral.  When her attempt at suicide failed, Arazeli began cutting. At first, she used dull objects because they caused more pain than a razor.  Drug addiction, sexual abuse and jail time only made things worse.  But today, Arazeli […]

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Next Week: Gambling

Gambling provides high stakes for winning but the stakes for addiction are even greater.  The need to win seems to outweigh the rational thought to walk away but so many are caught in lose-lose situations.

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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.  In this episode of Unhooked, the addictive effects of nicotine are outlined, along with why some can kick the habit “cold turkey” and […]

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Dee’s Testimony

Smoking wasn’t a big deal for Dee.  She grew up with smokers in her home.  Yet she realized that she was puffing her life away.  The habit isn’t gone but that hasn’t stopped her desire to quit.  She’s relying on God and believes that He is working to take it away.   This new relationship with […]

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Self Mutilation/Cutting

Self-mutilation is a growing but underreported addiction. Scars are easily concealed, leading to a cover-up of the problem.

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Prescription Drugs

Abuse of prescription pills is growing and none of the addicts look alike.  They vary from teens that find drugs in their parents’ medicine cabinets to those who are post surgery and still rely on drugs to manage the pain long after the physical pain has ended to those taking prescription pills for another ailment […]

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Evie’s Testimony

Evie’s addiction to prescription medication began with her migraine headaches.  She went from pills to alcohol to out-of-control.   Angry about her life, Evie relied on her pills to help her through the day. Today, God has given her peace…and freedom from pills.

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What is speedballing?

Pharmacology Professor Dr. John Buchholz answers: What is speedballing?

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Next Week: Tobacco

Tobacco abuse is an accepted addiction in many societies. Its availability is one reason why it is a common gateway drug for addicts.

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