book cover: Porn and the Pandemic by Joshua Shea
Book reviews

Book Review: Porn and the Pandemic

Porn and the Pandemic is written by Joshua Shea, a pornography addiction educator and advocate and an addict in recovery. It's part of a series of a collection of short books by publisher MSI Press covering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This book was written in less than 3 weeks in May 2020 to… Continue reading Book Review: Porn and the Pandemic

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Book reviews, Mental health

Book Review: My Bipolar Mind: Surviving the Chaos

My Bipolar Mind: Surviving the Chaos is by Samantha Steiner, who you may know from her blog My Bipolar Mind.  This is her second book, and both are memoirs in the form of compiled blog posts.  This book is based on 2018, and is laid out in chronological order. The book covers Samantha's struggles with… Continue reading Book Review: My Bipolar Mind: Surviving the Chaos

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Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Lisa (Steering Through Mental Health)

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Lisa of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Lisa (Steering Through Mental Health)

Mental health

Naltrexone – An Opioid Blocker That Gets Around

Naltrexone (brand names include Vivitrol and ReVia) blocks opioid receptors just like Narcan (naloxone), which is used to treat opioid overdoses.  Both drugs prevent any opioids in the vicinity From being able to latch onto opioid receptors and do their opioid thing.  While Narcan and fast- and short-acting, naloxone works more slowly and is longer-acting. … Continue reading Naltrexone – An Opioid Blocker That Gets Around

Mental health

Should People with Addictions Be Forced to Attend AA?

A nurse that I used to work with developed an addiction a number of years back.  When it came out, in order to have any hope of getting his job and his nursing license back, he was required to see an addictions specialist and adhere to the treatment plan that was set out.  One of… Continue reading Should People with Addictions Be Forced to Attend AA?

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Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Doctor Getting Sober

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Doctor Getting… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Doctor Getting Sober

book cover: He's a Porn Addict... Now What? by Tony Overbay and Joshua Shea
Book reviews, Mental health

Book Review: He’s a Porn Addict… Now What?

He's a Porn Addict... Now What?: An Expert and a Former Addict Answer Your Questions by Tony Overbay and Joshua Shea is written to serve as a resource for partners of men with pornography addictions.  It's a unique combination of viewpoints – Tony is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and Josh is a former… Continue reading Book Review: He’s a Porn Addict… Now What?

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Blogging community, Mental health

Working On Us Week 21: Addiction

It's week 21 of the Working On Us mental health series hosted by Beckie of Beckie's Mental Mess.  Please see her post for details on how to participate.  This week's topic is addiction. Addiction has never been an issue for me personally, but it was for my last boyfriend, so I thought I would talk about… Continue reading Working On Us Week 21: Addiction

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Mental health, Science, pseudoscience, & media literacy

The Dopamine Fasting Myth

I have an issue with pseudoscience masquerading as science.  Whether these ideas have any associated value or not isn't my concern.  My problem is when science-like concepts are used to trick people into believing that an idea is something that it isn't. My current rant is about dopamine fasting.  I recently heard about this from… Continue reading The Dopamine Fasting Myth