Vol 20 No 03

‘Digital crack’

Neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Doan carries an inside-out expertise on video game addiction. At his peak, Dr. Andrew Doan was playing up to 100 hours of video ga...

Frugal flavor

Leanne Brown  New cookbook invites you to eat well on a budget. With just $4 a day, you can eat well and enjoy it. That was Leanne Brown’s goal in wri...

Feed. The. Need.

The Waste Not OC Coalition works to get garbage-bound food into the hands of those who need it most. When you think Newport Beach, Calif., Range Rover carava...

Shatterproof

Taking on addiction for families By Vivian Gatica - Addiction affects the whole family. That’s what Gary Mendell will tell you. His son, Brian, s...

Remaining true

When Richard did arrive, she told him he could only visit the kids one day a week. Edith said each time he visited she would do a “proof and search” to ensure h...

Habits, compulsions and addictions

There is a direct, potentially progressive relationship between habits, compulsions and addictions that grow more harmful. Here are some definitions with a litt...

Finding home, again

Refugees set themselves apart as survivors, but they are not safe from the holds of addiction. Patrick’s family was strikingly different from other refugee f...

Stop the gambling train

Many envision stopping an addiction as if it only takes a few quick steps, but it is more like stopping a train. Similar to an addiction, a train does not st...