Mental hospital probed for using shock treatment on patients with internet addiction

Inquirer.net 10/29/2018

A MENTAL hospital in Shandong province, China, previously accused of using electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) or shock treatment on its patients, is being investigated for allegedly re-starting said controversial internet addiction treatment. The Health and Family Planning Commission…

Avoid addiction to social media, students urged

09/18/2018

CONSTANT exposure to social media can cause discontent, narcissism and addiction in people, a pastor warned more than 50 Cebu communication and mass media students during yesterday’s symposium on social media. “There is an envy spiral among…

The journey to become an Addiction Recovery Specialist

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 02/16/2018

LOVING THE ADDICT At 60 years old, Fe Mantuhac- Barino could have been retired, blissfully spending her days at her quiet home in Liloan, Northern Cebu, while reminiscing the last 30 years of her life. She and…

Fighting addiction in Suba

JASON BAGUIA 11/10/2017

I am no total stranger to Cebu City’s Barangay Suba. Upon the invitation of residents who are my friends, I have been there many times. In spite of tightly clustered houses and narrow streets, the place is…

Palma: Healing, right way to address drug addiction

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 02/11/2017

Healing, not punishment or death is the solution to drug addiction. Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said this is the right approach in fighting the drug menace. “Drug addiction is more of a mental sickness. The solution to…

Jodi Sta. Maria: ‘I turned to drugs’

Clint Holton Potestas 11/02/2016

YEARS after separating from husband Panfilo Lacson Jr., Jodi Sta. Maria, 34, finally revealed the painful experiences she went through and admitted the addiction that suppressed her emotions. And despite the steady rise of her career in…

Drug dependency

10/26/2015

NOT everyone is in danger of becoming drug-dependent. But it cuts across all boundaries. You certainly  don’t have to be a poor urban youth to become hooked on drugs, says Joan Mathews Larson, Ph.D. director of the…

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