Cathy Cassata

Cathy Cassata

Freelance Writer

My specialties include health, mental health, and human behavior. I have a knack for writing with emotion and connecting with readers in an insightful and engaging way.

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How to Prevent Your ADHD Child from Becoming an Addict | The Fix

The pleasure meter of ADHD sufferers is set differently than it is for other people, so they feel like they need to resort to extraordinary means to get ordinary pleasure.

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How to Help Children of Alcoholics

“If you witness something and have the ability to do something, you should, even if it’s reaching out to the family and saying ‘addiction is part of my family and I know how it goes. Please let me know if I can help in any way.’”

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Sweet Necessity: The Extent and Perils of Sugar Addiction | The Fix

Telling a sugar addict to stop eating sugar is like telling an alcoholic to stop drinking....

Parentsteens article
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How to Help Your Kids Stay Clean

Practical tips from experts on how to help your children avoid the pitfalls of addiction. Spoiler alert—it starts at home.

Docaddict article
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Is Your Doctor Addicted To Drugs?

Learn how to tell if your healthcare provider is using and what to do to safeguard yourself.

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Dance The Pain Away | The Fix

How dance and movement therapy can be an effective form of ongoing treatment....

Shoppingexcess article
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7 Signs You May Be a Shopping Addict | The Fix

7 Signs You May Be a Shopping Addict | The Fix

Davehack article
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What If You Could Hack Your Brain? | The Fix

What If You Could Hack Your Brain? | The Fix

Tcainauthor article
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How a Homeless Addicted Prostitute Turned Her Life Around | The Fix

How a Homeless Addicted Prostitute Turned Her Life ...

Onemoregame article
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Video Game Addiction - Recent Findings to Blow Your Mind | The Fix

Limits should be set on gaming habits to curb bullying, desensitization, and other potential problems....

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Saved by Dr. Drew | The Fix

From incarcerated teen to accomplished therapist, Brandon Stogsdill credits education, God, and Dr. Drew for his turnaround....

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Tanning Addiction. For Real. | The Fix

Studies show that the need to excessively tan may be a symptom of a mental health issue, and possibly even an addiction....

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An Obese Italian Guy Walks into a Vegan Cafe… | The Fix

No joke. It was the beginning of Frank Ferrante's life-saving transformation....

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Want to Heal? Participate! | The Fix

Anne Wilson Schaef shares how Living in Process can heal addiction, mental illness and anything life throws at you....

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Pins and Needles—How to Insert Acupuncture into Recovery | The Fix

The Fix Q&A with William Morris, practitioner of Oriental medicine and acupuncturist with a view towards aiding your sobriety and recovery....