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Eating Disorders

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Eating Disorders An eating disorder is a serious mental illness, characterized by eating, exercise and body weight or shape becoming an unhealthy preoccupation of someone’s life. Eating disorders are a group of problems related to what the person eats. How she values her body and relates to herself, her food and her environment. Within eating disorders we can find several….

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Hitting Rock Bottom

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Hitting Rock Bottom It is very common for people with chemical dependency in the recovery process to refer to "hitting rock bottom" when they speak of the moment of greatest pain and therefore of conscience to request help and recognize that alcoholism or drug use is a problem in their life. How deep is this bottom? hitting rock bottom when...
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What are Sneakerheads running away from?

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How many pairs of sneakers are enough? I used to think only two.  One pair for the gym and the other for hanging out with my friends. “What’s with all those sneakerheads?” – I used to think. But then, the coronavirus outbreak changed everything.  How so? Well, I used to get on the subway, the tram and public transportation in…

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The World of Euphoria

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The World of Euphoria The list of movies, books and plays about drug addiction throughout the last decades is long. One of the most recent addition to this list is the HBO series “Euphoria”, based on the 2012 TV show first aired in Israel. A bunch of high school students tell their stories with constant flashbacks to their childhood and…

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Inpatient vs Outpatient treatments 

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Inpatient vs Outpatient treatments Multiple options regarding the type of rehab individuals offered for drug addiction are available. At the most basic level, the options are inpatient or outpatient treatment programs. The difference is the manner in which these programs allow individuals to receive treatment and then function outside of the treatment location.  It is important to know whether you’re an…

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Smile like the Cheshire Cat

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Post-Pandemic Goal: Smile like the Cheshire Cat   Who doesn´t want to look smarter, younger, huggable or more competent on a Zoom meeting?    I used to fantasize with Second Life.  I spent hours pretending to breed cats. My goal was to breed one as interesting as the smiley one in Alice and Wonderland.  I live in a tiny apartment, so bringing this…

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Gone with the Dog

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Gone with the Dog It’s been 2 years and 21 days, since my Golden Retriever took her love away. She was a hyper active, golden haired dog who always chose to fetch the ball or Frisbee instead of being caressed. My aunt unofficially diagnosed her dog with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity). Even when we all know that such…

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