Conquering Gambling Addiction

Conquering Gambling Addiction

Compulsive gambling, or gambling addiction, is an example of a process addiction. This term refers to addiction to a behavior, activity or process. The better-known type of addiction, chemical addiction, refers to drugs and alcohol only. Gambling is one of the addictive behaviors that has been studied the most and this research has resulted in […]

How Can You Tell If You’re Addicted To The Internet?

How Can You Tell If You’re Addicted To The Internet?

A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that a relatively small percentage of Internet users will develop dysfunctional patterns of behavior that could qualify them for a diagnosis of an Internet addiction. Such an addiction is not currently officially diagnosable in the U.S.; however, the American Psychiatric Association has set down preliminary guidelines for diagnosing […]

What Does An Eating Disorder Look Like?

What Does An Eating Disorder Look Like?

Eating disorders are a form of mental illness that seriously affects a person’s relationship with food and their daily eating patterns. A person with an eating disorder (ED) may consume very little (restriction) or they may eat large amounts (binging). Most often these disorders start during the tempestuous adolescent years, but they can start later […]

Codependency And Relationships In Addiction

Codependency And Relationships In Addiction

It was alcoholism that first led to the coining of the psychological term “codependency.” Now experts know that codependent personality disorder is a real mental health issue and one that can apply to people without addictions or with no experience with addictive disorders. In many cases, however, codependency occurs in relationships in which one person […]

Signs And Treatment Of Alcohol Withdrawal

Signs And Treatment Of Alcohol Withdrawal

Alcohol addiction is associated with a multitude of health and quality-of-life problems. Heavy drinking increases the risk of heart disease and several types of cancer, as well as liver disease. In addition, the compulsive behaviors that accompany alcohol addiction often result in broken relationships with family and close friends, as well as financial instability due […]

How To Overcome A Gambling Addiction

How To Overcome A Gambling Addiction

Problem gambling is an example of what experts call a process addiction. Also known as a behavioral addiction, this is the type of addiction that does not involve ingesting a mind-altering substance like a drug or alcohol. Although there is debate over whether these addictions are “true” addictions, most experts agree that there are enough […]

Why Heavy Drinkers Have Higher Risk Of Divorce

Why Heavy Drinkers Have Higher Risk Of Divorce

People involved in problematic alcohol consumption have a well-established tendency to experience serious disruptions in their intimate relationships. Among married individuals, these disruptions may lead to a decreasing desired to keep a marriage intact. In a study published in May 2014 in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, researchers from the University of […]

Do You Need Help For A Gambling Addiction?

Do You Need Help For A Gambling Addiction?

Gambling is one of the few behaviors that have been officially recognized by experts as addictive. Problem gambling is an example of a process addiction, an addictive disorder that does not involve ingesting a chemical substance. The symptoms are similar to drug addiction. The gambler can’t control his habits. He keeps playing in spite of […]