Episodes

Unhooked / April 10, 2014

One drink won't hurt, or will it? Many adults wish they had never taken the first sip. In this episode, the long-term effects of alcohol use and abuse are discussed.

Unhooked / April 10, 2014

Peer pressure. Rites of passage to adulthood. Ability to forget problems. These are some of the reasons that prompt underage drinking. Millions of teens start this addictive habit without truly understanding the consequences.

Unhooked / April 10, 2014

"I want this. I must have this." Before long, a shopaholic is surrounded by purchases they never needed. In this episode, experts discuss the addictive behavior of shopaholics and their need to get more. Guest Expert: Dr. Calvin Thomsen

Unhooked / June 30, 2013

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.

Unhooked / June 23, 2013

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.

Unhooked / June 16, 2013

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.

Unhooked / June 09, 2013

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.

Unhooked / June 02, 2013

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.

Unhooked / May 26, 2013

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