Archive for the ‘Addiction’ Category

Do You Have an Addiction?

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

In a world where so many people are struggling with an addiction to drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling and other vices, it is easy to question where the line is drawn. At what point does an interest become an addiction? If you are worried that some of your activities may be following the pattern of addiction, […]

Signs of a Gambling Addiction

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Gambling can quickly transform from an enjoyable pastime into a dangerous obsession. Whether a person spends time in casinos or gambles online from his computer, he may be at risk for becoming a compulsive gambler. A gambling addiction is an impulse-control disorder, and it can occur even when a person does not gamble on a […]

Breakthrough Addiction Treatments

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Statistics show that millions of Americans suffer from addiction, but only a small percentage of them are seeking treatment so that they can move forward and live healthier lives. While traditional treatment options have been beneficial for some of these addicts, they are not helpful for everyone. That is why specialists have been creating new […]

Can You Enjoy Alcohol in Moderation?

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Addiction specialists have had several debates about whether alcoholics can enjoy drinking in moderation. Many experts and treatment programs emphasize that the best strategy to stay sober is to abstain from alcohol completely, but recent research has prompted professionals to re-evaluate the methods that alcoholics use to maintain sobriety. Some specialists believe that moderation may […]

The Link Between Alcohol Abuse and Social Anxiety

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

When people are afraid that they will act strangely or embarrass themselves at social events, they may suffer from social anxiety. They may even be diagnosed with a severe social anxiety disorder that prevents them from enjoying healthy relationships and lucrative careers. If you suffer from this disorder, you may also be more likely to […]

Less Is More

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

In today’s society, people seem to be focused on getting their hands on as many things as possible. They want more money, bigger houses, faster cars and nicer clothes, and they feel like a failure if they don’t reach these lofty goals. No matter how much they have, they keep looking for more, and this […]

College Students and the Habit of Frontloading

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

College students often enjoy social events that allow them to take a break from their classes and studies, and many of these events include large amounts of alcohol. Some students attempt to increase their levels of intoxication by consuming alcohol before each occasion. This is known as frontloading, and it can have dangerous consequences. Why […]

Maintain Sobriety by Planning Ahead

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

If you are recovering from addiction, then you may have been told to approach your struggle one day at a time. While this advice is helpful when you feel the initial urge to engage in your addictive behavior, it will not help you break or manage your addiction. In order to maintain your sobriety, you […]

How to Tell If Your Loved One Is Addicted to Drugs

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

If you are worried that a loved one may have a drug or alcohol problem, then it is best to consult a drug rehab center or a medical provider about your concerns. You may also be able to observe your friend or family member for patterns that are often signs that a person has become […]

Therapy to Treat Addiction

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Some people inaccurately believe that addiction refers only to illegal narcotics or alcohol. In reality, addiction describes a chronic condition in which the brain develops an obsession or need for a specific stimulus. Interpreting the subsequent motivation or reward as a necessary pursuit, the brain of a person facing addiction is unable to abstain from […]