Why Alcohol Detox Might Not be What You Expect
Most people have their own idea of what detoxing from chemical substances is like. Movies and TV programmes once depicted this process as being a completely agonising experience, and it was not unheard of for scenes of people drying out to show them being tied to a bed to stop them searching for the substance they were craving. This is not how an alcohol detox is. If you are an individual about to embark on a detoxification from alcohol, you might actually be surprised to find that an alcohol de...

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What Triggers Gambling Addiction?
Those who have either direct or indirect experience with problem gambling may be questioning what triggers gambling addiction? It is often difficult for those affected to comprehend why they have developed a problem while others have not. What makes one person more susceptible to gambling than another? Why can some people gamble in moderation while for others it becomes an obsession that ultimately destroys their life? Unfortunately, there is no way to answer these questions with any degree o...

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What Is Cocaine Addiction and Can It Be Beaten?
People take illegal drugs for many reasons; it could be that certain drugs help to make them feel better or to forget about life for a while. It might also be the case that they took drugs for recreational purposes initially but have now developed a dependency and have absolutely no control over their use anymore. These individuals could have reached a point where they cannot control their urge to use the drug and even if they want to stop, they cannot. This often happens when the drug being abu...

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How to Force Alcohol Treatment
The issue of how to force alcohol treatment upon a loved one you are concerned about may be one you are keen to know more about. In reality though, you should know that you cannot force someone to get treatment for an addiction. There is really no point in trying to manipulate or force a person you love into treatment, even if you know that it will do them good in the end. The reason for this is that your loved one is likely to resist the idea of alcohol treatment until he or she is ready to acc...

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Why Compulsive Eating Should Be Treated
Compulsive eating is a mental health problem that is also known as binge eating disorder. Those affected by the illness will eat substantial amounts of food with little ability to stop. There are many reasons compulsive eating is bad for health and as many reasons it needs to be treated. If the problem is ignored, it can eventually lead to a myriad of health problems, some of which can be life-threatening. What is Compulsive Eating? Compulsive eating causes an individual to lose control over h...

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Why Sex Addiction Can Be Harmful
The recent sex scandal in Hollywood has brought the topic of sex addiction to the fore with many of those found in the midst of these scandals claiming to be affected by sex addiction. However, although sex addiction is a very real illness for many people, there are some who view the notion of being addicted to sex with scepticism. This probably explains why sex addiction is often kept under wraps for as long as possible by those who are genuinely affected. Although sex addiction has not been...

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How Drug Addiction Affects Your Life
It is difficult to come to terms with the fact that your use of illegal or prescription drugs has reached a problem stage. Some people find this to be the hardest thing to deal with in terms of addiction and the recovery process. Actually admitting that the problem exists can be more difficult than any other aspect of the illness. You may already be aware that things are not right and know how drug addiction affects your life, but it might be easier to deny the problem exists than to admit these...

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Where to Go for Alcohol Addiction Help?
According to charity Alcohol Concern, seven per cent of adults in England regularly drink more than the Government’s recommended weekly limits for safe consumption. In January 2016, the UK Government issued revised alcohol guidelines which reduced the weekly allowance for men from twenty-one to fourteen units. This meant that men and women were now advised to consume no more than fourteen units spread across the entire week. A warning was issued that there was no ‘safe’ limit in terms of p...

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What Alcohol Addiction Does to You and Your Family
Alcohol is a commonly used substance in the UK, with most adults consuming it to some extent. However, while most people only ever drink alcohol in moderation, there are some who drink it to excess on a regular basis. As such, these individuals are putting their life in danger and increasing their risk of developing an addiction that could destroy not only their own life but also the lives of those they love. What alcohol addiction does to the lives of many people can never be underestimated. It...

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What to Do When Drug Addiction Conquers Your Life?
Those who find themselves struggling with a drug addiction are in danger of having their life destroyed by an illness that could literally take over everything. But when drug addiction conquers all the person’s thoughts and actions, he or she may become impossible to live with also. It is often thought that addiction is a lifestyle choice or the consequence of poor decision making or bad behaviour, but it is actually an illness of the brain. However, knowing that it is an illness and that t...

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