Other Addictions

Sex addiction, gambling addiction, pornography addiction, and other types of process addictions, are accompanied by changes in brain chemistry much like those of drug or alcohol addiction. These changes to the brain’s reward system make these other addictions dangerous and hard to overcome without proper treatment. Sex addiction, gambling addiction, and pornography addiction all have

Gambling Addiction

Gambling addiction is a compulsive need to bet and take risks for a possible gain. Gambling addicts often have a coexisting drug and/or alcohol addiction. Both illnesses must be treated for a full recovery. What is Gambling Addiction? Signs and Symptoms of Gambling Addiction Gambling Addiction Treatment If you have a compulsive need to gamble,

Addiction FAQ

Below you will find a list of common questions about addiction. If you have additional addiction questions, feel free to call one of our addiction specialists 866.812.8231. What causes drug or alcohol addiction? Addiction is the result of many factors that, when combined, distort normal physiological and psychological functioning. Drugs and alcohol alter the brain’s

Addiction Definitions

This addiction terms glossary is concise, but it can provide you with an introduction to the most common addiction definitions related to using drugs and alcohol. If you have additional questions, please call us at 866.812.8231. Abstinence To refrain from the use of chemicals (drugs or alcohol) or a particular behavior. Abuse When a person

The Common Ground between Eating Disorders and Addiction

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The Common Ground between Eating Disorders and Addiction The correlation between eating disorders and addiction has been thoroughly studied, but what is it that makes the connection so strong? Research has shown that nearly 50% of individuals with an eating disorder also struggle with drug and/or alcohol abuse, with higher rates of death for both

Types of Addictions

Types of Addictions Addictions are often crippling. It is easy for an addiction to grow and eventually take over someone’s entire life. As a friend or family member, it can be difficult to watch someone who is struggling with an addiction. Many people who do not struggle with addiction cannot understand how truly consuming an

Underage Drinking Statistics and Resources to Prevent Addiction

Underage Drinking Statistics and Resources to Prevent Addiction Every year, thousands of American teens and even children are rushed to hospital for alcohol-related reasons. Although there are plenty of public programs and laws that aim to end underage drinking, the practice still continues. It is equally important for parents and teachers to educate minors about

Anabolic Steroids: A Deadly Addiction

Thinking of anabolic steroids conjures up the image of professional male athletes and bodybuilders.. Steroids are also used by men and women seeking more muscular bodies or performance enhancement in sports and physical activities. Abuse of anabolic steroids has been linked to not only health problems but legal problems as it is illegal to use

Adderall Addiction – Smart Drugs Not the Smart Choice

Adderall is appropriately prescribed for people suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD) and attention deficit disorder(ADD). Adderall contains the stimulant amphetamine which helps those with ADHD concentrate and focus. While many who take the drug function better, others do not like how the medication makes them feel. Adderall is a Schedule II class drug because

Anxious Addicts: The Relationship Between Anxiety and Addiction

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Almost everyone at some point in their lives struggles with a form of anxiety. Feelings produced from anxiety can be misleading and are perpetuated by reinforcing thoughts. Most people do not recognize that they are anxious until they feel the physical symptoms of anxiety. Substance abuse is a quick remedy for uncomfortable feelings produced by