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Types of addiction

Getting Help For Compulsive Gambling

Getting Help For Compulsive Gambling

While for many people, gambling is a fun pastime and an occasional hobby, for others it is a destructive compulsion. Compulsive gambling is one of the most-studied behavioral addictions, those addictions that involve an obsession with an activity rather than alcohol or drugs. Although it doesn’t involve substance abuse, gambling addiction effects can be just […]

Alcohol And Vicodin: A Dangerous Combination

Alcohol And Vicodin: A Dangerous Combination

Vicodin and alcohol make for a deadly mix of addictive substances. And yet, many people combine these two, seeking an elevated high and sense of relaxation or relief from emotional distress. Drinking alcohol is risky; it’s addictive and can cause health problems. Taking Vicodin is also risky. Prescription drugs like this painkiller can cause side […]

Resources For Social Media Addiction

Resources For Social Media Addiction

Our modern conveniences, like the Internet, tablet computers, social media and smartphones, have made our lives better in many ways. But there is also a downside. Most of us have developed some serious habits when it comes to using these technologies. We find it difficult to unplug and stop looking at screens. The constant flow […]

Is There Help For Shopping Addiction?

Is There Help For Shopping Addiction?

Shopping addiction is a form of non-substance-based behavioral addiction centered on dysfunctional, damaging participation in shopping activities. There is no official definition for this condition in the U.S., although the American Psychiatric Association once recognized a similar condition called compulsive buying disorder. In a study published in June 2014 in the Journal of Groups in […]

What Triggers Eating Disorders?

What Triggers Eating Disorders?

Out of every 200 women between 15 and 24 suffers from anorexia, and one in 50 is bulimic. As many as 50 percent of American college women say they have binged and purged. Sometimes it’s a snowball effect of several problems, including mental illness, anxiety disorders, substance abuse and depression alongside the eating disorder. While […]

Eating Disorder Differences In Childhood And Adolescence

Eating Disorder Differences In Childhood And Adolescence

Eating disorders are serious problems with severe health complications, many times requiring hospitalization. A study found that the same eating disorders which occur in childhood or adolescence don’t always look the same. Doctors attempting to diagnose young children with eating disorders based on adolescent signs could miss the disorder, with their patients possibly spending years […]

What Are The Dangers Of Online Poker?

What Are The Dangers Of Online Poker?

It wasn’t so long ago that those who enjoyed gambling had to travel to a casino or gaming facility, or host a party at their home, in order to play poker. But thanks to the Internet and the convenience of smartphones and tablets, gamblers are able to play online poker anytime and anyplace. Unfortunately, such […]