Category: Addiction

Addiction

Acceptance & Change

Acceptance & Change

It’s easy for an addict to say something like, ‘I’m an addict’ or ‘I’m addicted to…‘ whatever.  They may say it, but it’s only lip service and not enough to produce change.  They don’t really accept it down in their soul. They don’t accept it wholeheartedly, and so somewhere down the road there will be …

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Addicted To Gaming

Addicted To Gaming

Human beings respond to a reward system.  In essence, this system helps to cement positive behavior with pleasurable stimuli and discourage adverse behavior with negative reinforcement. At the center of the reward system is the idea of motivation. Motivation may be intrinsic, that is, inherently pleasing or extrinsic which requires conditioning and learned actions. These …

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Addiction: Are YOU At Risk?

Are-You-At-Risk-For-Addiction

Although the use of alcohol and drugs among young people is widespread, only a relatively small percentage of people who try drugs develops addiction.  In many cases it can be difficult to identify particular markers that may lead to increased substance abuse risk and consequent addiction in adult life.  There are however, many factors we …

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Childhood Abuse & Eating Disorders

Eating-Disorders-and-Abuse

A large percentage of the people who suffer from eating disorders have also experienced some form of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse. Such trauma may come in the form of neglect, emotional invalidation, accidents or direct physical attacks, such as rape and sexual assault. It may be noted, however, that there isn’t always a direct …

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