LisaMarie Shaughnessy


We Need You!

We Need You! Science is working diligently on the psychological and psychiatric effects of testosterone therapy but it hasn’t caught up with the entrepreneurial spirit of testosterone marketing and sales. Clinics have been popping up on street corners near you for years and now, thousands of people have already come to our website looking for information and answers. We are inviting you to take a 10-minute ANONYMOUS research survey that will help us understand the negative impact testosterone therapy has had on you, your family, friends and others. We wouldRead More

AAS (Anabolic androgenic steroids) exogenous testosterone and its use

I’ve been asking myself the six questions, you know:  Who, what when where how and why. I read that doctors in Italy are studying the pathophysiological mechanism of synthetic testosterone. In other words, they are trying to determine the pathos (the Greek word for tragedy and disease) of the drug and how the brain (physiology) works on the body and how psychologically it affects the behavior of every single human being who uses it. Not everyone becomes so badly affected, if in fact there is a pathological reason for syntheticRead More

Congress has approved the $6 billion public health initiative

This week, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act. Congress has approved the $6 billion public health initiative, which specifically dedicates $1 billion over the next two years to providing treatment to people suffering from heroin, prescription, or illicit opioid addiction. I only wish that I would have seen steroid addiction added to that list, because – – as I have been preaching – – testosterone is “The New Drug Addiction.” As I ask the question, why? Why did I become addicted years ago? Why do othersRead More

Breaking News: FDA MedWatch – Testosterone and Other Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS): FDA Statement – Risks Associated With Abuse and Dependence

Today the FDA has issued a statement giving approval for “class-wide labeling changes for all prescription testosterone products, adding a new Warning and updating the Abuse and Dependence section to include new safety information from published literature and case reports regarding the risks associated with abuse and dependence of testosterone and other AAS.” FDA Safety Alert

Therapist are seeing Testosterone related issues in their practices….

The Risks of taking Testosterone by Arnold R. Lopez, LCSW I’ve been a marriage therapist for 37 years and have a strong sense of the common pitfalls within marriages.  From codependency issues, substance abuse, sexual abuse issues and more. About 5 years ago I started to see something in my practice I hadn’t seen before.  More and more individuals and couples I was working with were using testosterone replacement therapy. This started to create problems in their relationships from rage, hypersexual disorder, extra martial affairs and more. It has become very fashionable for peopleRead More

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” Gandhi

This week the US Surgeon General,Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A.made the headlines when he launched a movement to end the Opioid crisis. He sent a letter to the 2.3 million American physicians requesting their help to end this crisis through the Turn The Tide Rx Movement: Over the past two years, I’ve had thousands of people visit my website searching for education, understanding and research regarding testosterone replacement therapy. An ongoing theme I hear from the spouses of those using testosterone replacement is, “My husband (or wife) is out of control.” TheyRead More

Charlie Sheen “More Than Two and A Half Men”

You probably have your opinions about Charlie Sheen and his behavior that’s okay; hang with me on this one. Sheen talked to Dr. Oz about how he was using too much testosterone cream. “It was really that whole post-Two and a Half meltdown. That was a very specific period of time that did feel very out of body and very, just detached from all things real,” Sheen says in the episode, according to an advance transcript provided to PEOPLE. “I felt superhuman during some of that. It was a lot ofRead More

Testosterone-Sandy’s Story


When the concept of Testosterone Addiction was introduced to  group therapists and behavioral health professionals there was an overwhelming response. Three therapists, who have patients addicted to steroids in the form of testosterone, said their patients’ lives had become a shambles.  During the past year and a half I have spoken with thousands of people, some who have told me about a spouse who uses testosterone and how it has negatively affected their relationships. One said, “My husband started taking testosterone and he became an angry, aggressive sex driven person,”Read More

She wanted me to tell her story…

Last week on my drive to the office, my mind was all over the place. “Lisa, why are you doing this testosterone addiction recovery advocacy? Just let it go, what is the purpose,  what am I thinking, who do I think I am.” Then just like that, I get a private message in one of my Facebook forums, titled. “I went to Dr. Kathy Maupin and I became a Sex addict.” Dr. Maupin is the author of The Secret Female Hormone How Testosterone Replacement Can Change Your Life.  I lookedRead More

Look at that Face

Look at that face! That’s what Donald Trump said about his rival Carly Fiorina in his campaign for President. While he uses his mouth like boxing gloves and his speech is generally aggressive, Carly Fiorina remains calm in the wake of insults and criticism. Is their behavior a difference in gender? Martian men, Venusian women. No. It’s their personalities. But I want to warn what happens when personalities change and those changes are caused by overdosing on testosterone replacement therapy. And you can see it their faces. Today’s buzzword forRead More