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 […]

What Makes A Finger-Tapping Test A Key Indicator of Intoxication?

What Makes A Finger-Tapping Test A Key Indicator of Intoxication?

Legally speaking, drunkenness is defined as a level of alcohol intoxication that boosts the body’s blood-alcohol level to 0.08 percent or higher. However, the impairing effects of drinking begin long before a person’s blood alcohol reaches this level, and awareness of impending drunkenness could potentially reduce further participation in drinking and help prevent serious alcohol-related […]

Teens And Their Addiction To Love

Teens And Their Addiction To Love

Teens can be intense about friendships and opposite sex relationships. Parents might deem this behavior a normal part of growing up, but a pattern of intense relationships can turn into love addiction. It doesn’t sound nearly as damaging as other addictions, but it can be the outer garment covering a deep well of trouble. Love […]

The Dangers Of Cheese Heroin

The Dangers Of Cheese Heroin

If you’re a parent, the word heroin should be a serious cause for concern.  It’s long been recognized as a highly addictive and dangerous drug, capable of hurting or even killing those who abuse it.  As dangerous as conventional heroin is, there’s a particular form of the drug that may be even riskier for children […]

When Depression Strikes In Mid-Life

When Depression Strikes In Mid-Life

Mid-life brings with it a host of changes, such as uncooperative joints, embarrassing moments of incontinence, and graying hair.  Many of these undesirable changes are the fodder for not-always-so-funny jokes about aging. Some of the changes that come with middle-age, however, are more serious, including mid-life depression. As people move through their 40s, 50s, and […]