Category Archives: Addiction Information

The most useful information on every type of addiction. Everything you need to know, including, treatment centers, therapy approaches, and types of addiction. Tips on relapse prevention and dealing with addiction and sobriety.

Dual Diagnosis: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction

This is the third article in our series on Dual Diagnosis.
Through history, many great literature pieces have been written under the shadow of the author’s addiction or mental condition. J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of The Lord of The Rings was an […]

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Self-Harm: Statistics, Signs, Causes and Treatment

Self-harm, as a behavior, can be a way of coping with problems. It is defined as a deliberate injury to the body that causes pain, bruising, or bleeding without any suicidal intent. The addiction occurs when the body becomes tolerant […]

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Bipolar Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Bipolar disorder, or manic depression, is a serious mental illness characterized by severe shifts in mood, energy, thinking, and behavior. These extreme mood swings include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).
When an individual becomes depressed, they feel sad, […]

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Sex Addiction: Types, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Sex addiction, or sometimes called hyper-sexuality, hypersexual disorder, or nymphomania, is an obsession with sexual thoughts, urges, or behaviors. This obsession, in the majority of cases, can cause distress and negatively affect all parts of life, including health, job, and […]

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Dual Diagnosis – The Connection Between Addiction and Depression

This is the second article in our series on Dual Diagnosis. 
Sarah is a thirty-five year old mother of two. She works as a nurse at the local hospital. Her husband,Mark is a teacher. Sarah and Mark always support and care […]

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Dual Diagnosis – The Connection Between Addiction and Mental Illness

This is the first article in our series on Dual Diagnosis. 
Referred to as dual diagnosis (or co-occurring disorders), the combination of addiction and mental illnesses is one of the most commonly occuring conditions. Under the term of dual diagnosis are […]

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Eating Disorders: Types, Symptoms, Signs & Causes

Eating disorders are serious and life-threatening illnesses that include extreme emotions and behaviors regarding food issues and weight. These diseases are characterized by overeating or not consuming enough food in order to stay healthy. General statistics show that at least […]

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Gambling Addiction Causes, Treatment & Symptoms

Gambling is one of the most insidious human vices that presents the illusion of easy money. It can go from an entertaining hobby to an unhealthy obsession with major consequences. Whether it is roulette, poker, scratch cards or sports betting […]

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How to Help Someone who Overdosed On Drugs

Every year, the number of people dying from drug overdose increases, with males leading in the number of deaths. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the number of deaths from all drugs in the U.S. has increased from over 20,000 […]

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5 Ways to Help an Addicted Person Who Doesn’t Want Help

Through the years, we’ve all met a person suffering from some sort of addiction. We have witnessed the immense power of dependency that destroys the person we know. Their body, mind, and spirit. When our loved one is struggling with […]

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