When people say something’s so good it’s addictive, they probably don’t mean it’s destroying their life structure, threatening their relationships, and leaving them with uncontrollable anxiety. Real, true addiction isn’t light-hearted. It feels all-encompassing and inescapable.
At some point, it (more…)
Addictive behavior can sometimes be like an invasive vine creeping into a garden. By the time we realize it’s a problem, it’s already spread into every part of our lives. Because addictive behaviors can develop slowly over time, people frequently (more…)
Fighting against addiction can feel like a losing battle. Maintaining sobriety can sometimes feel even worse, and recovery is not an easy journey and may be a life-long commitment.
But how do you stay on track with your recovery? Resilience (more…)
With the rise of gaming devices at home and on the go (via smartphones and other handheld devices), people have more immediate access to games than they did 30 years ago. Like most addictions, easy access is sometimes all it (more…)
In most feature films and television shows, those suffering from drug addiction are often committing violent crimes, playing the bad guy, or are portrayed as haggard individuals with no job or prospects. While this could be a reality for some (more…)
Making the decision to come clean after developing an addiction isn’t easy. It takes an enormous amount of strength to decide this at all. It’s normal to be wary of detox treatment. Withdrawal symptoms are scary and daunting, but that’s (more…)