September, 2014


The difference between addiction and dependence?

By Ann L. Shaughnessy             Back in the forties and fifties smoking was called a “bad habit.” Look where that went. It can take a long time for a habit to show up as something far more serious, even fatal.  What we face now is the new testosterone replacement therapy craze, advertised constantly, by doctors, like Camels and Lucky Strikes were advertised, by doctors, forty years ago. Despite all the warnings. The actual definitions of addiction and dependence are very controversial and have been the subject of much debate, especiallyRead More

Testosterone sales projected to grow.


“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”  Albert Einstein   Welcome to    Testosterone – The New Drug Addiction! With testosterone sales projected to grow to more than $5 billion over the next few years, this “testosterone thing” is only getting started. Our purpose is to be a resource center for both men and women who are contemplating testosterone replacement therapy, as well as for those who are currently taking testosterone and experiencing side effects.

“When you know better you do better.”

  Last week I was approached via LinkedIn by a man who wanted to offer his business services pro bono to assist me in my Testosterone Addiction campaign.  My initial reaction, hmmm there must be a catch to this. I agreed to meet with him at a local Starbucks and he began asking questions.  He said, “I have never heard of testosterone addiction and I am curious.” I said, “Most people haven’t. It’s not something being talked about.  I’m bringing it to the forefront.”  I showed him the TIME magazineRead More

Testosterone the New Drug Addiction was created because I started to share my three year story on Facebook, and every time I did I would get a private message from someone sharing their story with me. Some would email me and say, “My husband and I are both on testosterone. Should we be concerned?” Or, “OMG, I have been trying to figure out what is wrong with me since I started taking this stuff.” A recent Time magazine cover story, “Manopause?! Aging, Insecurity and the $2 Billion Testosterone Industry” by David Von Drehle, was just what IRead More