Women Affected By Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Need Residential Care For Own Substance Abuse

Women Affected By Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Need Residential Care For Own Substance Abuse

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is the collective name for a group of conditions stemming from prenatal exposure to alcohol. Potential consequences of these conditions include congenital (present at birth) changes in physical appearance, behavioral difficulties, diminished academic performance and permanent mental/intellectual skill deficits. In a study published in 2014 in The International Journal of […]

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 […]

Laughter Yoga: A Healthy Addiction?

Laughter Yoga: A Healthy Addiction?

By Edie Weinstein, MSW @EdieWeinstein1 The setting: a meeting room at a Center City, Philadelphia hotel during a wellness conference. The cast: people of all ages, lifestyle and dress. The directors: two women with bright smiles and welcoming presence. One of them is Peggy Tileston, MA, who holds a master’s degree in counseling from Lesley […]