What Does Alcohol Addiction Do to the Brain?
Alcohol is regularly drunk by those socialising with family members or friends. It is present at parties, gatherings, and get-togethers and is a normal, acceptable part of life. For most people, alcohol never causes a problem. It is something to be enjoyed in moderation, and nothing more. But for others though, alcohol becomes the most important thing in their life and everything else fades into insignificance. For these individuals, alcohol has become an addiction; an addiction that affects ...

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How Depression Affects You – And How to Overcome it
It is natural to feel sad or unhappy from time to time as a result of life events. However, many individuals suffer from chronic depression that is ruining their lives. Depression is a feeling of deep sadness that persists and begins to interfere with quality of life. You may or may not know the contributing factors of your depression if you are a sufferer. What science does know is that there is no single cause of depression for each person. We also know that depression can affect individual...

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Why Must Dual Diagnosis Be Treated?
Dealing with mental health issues, or an addiction to a chemical substance such as alcohol or drugs can be challenging enough. However, trying to deal with both simultaneously can be extremely complicated. Unfortunately, the two tend to go hand in hand and when both occur at the same time, a dual diagnosis is given. It is not hard to understand why dual diagnosis must be treated at the same time. With both conditions influencing each other, it is essential that a treatment plan take both into ac...

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Who Are the Ones That Drug Addiction Affects the Most?
The issue of who drug addiction affects is one that often comes up, especially among those who have found themselves struggling with one themselves. With so much stigma attached to drug addiction, it is not difficult to understand why some individuals would be horrified at the suggestion that they might be affected. Moreover, while most people assume that the term ‘drug addiction’ refers only to those who abuse illegal drugs, this is not always the case. In fact, many individuals have unw...

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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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