Sex Addiction: The Effects of Hypersexual Behavior

Sex Addiction: The Effects of Hypersexual Behavior

Sex addiction, also known as hypersexual disorder, is a condition manifested by fantasies that consume excessive amounts of time and affects many components of a person’s life. Sex addiction damages relationships with loved ones. Hypersexual behavior interferes with family time,

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When Gaming Turns into an Addiction

When Gaming Turns into an Addiction

We live in a world full of technology that gives us easy access to just about anything. Most people have cell phones, tablets, and laptops for work, school, or just for communicating with loved ones. Social media connects us to

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7 Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholi

7 Signs of a High-Functioning Alcoholic

A person who is a high-functioning alcoholic hides their addiction to alcohol and maintains a successful career, family life, and relationships with friends. The signs of a high-functioning alcoholic are not always obvious and can be hard to detect. If

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Why People are Reluctant to Seek Treatment

5 Ways to Cope with Your Loved One’s Addiction

When a loved one is addicted to drugs and alcohol, everyone in the family endures the pain of the addiction. Trust is broken and family members experience emotional pain as their loved one’s life goes in a different direction. Often

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4 Signs It Is Time For An Intervention

Who Can I Count on for Support Throughout My Recovery?

During recovery, you will need a lot of support and encouragement especially in challenging times when cravings are strong. When treatment ends, keep going to group meetings. Many relationships and friendships develop from group meetings with people you can count

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Why is Detox Separate from Treatment?

Why is Detox Separate from Treatment?

A person must go through detox before entering a treatment program to remove all toxic substances from the person’s body. Treatment will be ineffective if a person’s mind is clouded with drugs or alcohol. An open, clear mind will help

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Everyone Gets Some Anxiety Sharing At Twelve Step Meetings And During Treatment

How Long is the Stay in Residential Treatment?

Depending on your needs, options, and severity of drug and alcohol use, you can stay short-term or long-term in a residential treatment facility. Every treatment is unique to each person’s situation. Addiction to drugs and alcohol affects all areas of

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Writing in Recovery

Writing in Recovery

Writing has many benefits in recovery. Keeping a journal is helpful in the healing process. Stress is lowered, anxiety decreases, and blood pressure improves. Journaling helps a person in recovery during his or her tough times and keeps track of

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Teens and Substance Abuse

Teens and Substance Abuse

Marijuana is considered a gateway drug that sometimes leads to the use of a more potent one. Alcohol and nicotine are also gateway drugs. Many adolescents start with alcohol and nicotine and eventually progress to more harmful substances. Many people

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Should Loved Ones Visit During Treatment?

Are you Enabling Your Loved One Without Knowing?

When your loved one has a drug or alcohol addiction, fear and anxiety consume your mind. The constant worry can be detrimental to your physical and emotional health. Anxiety and fear can disrupt your normal daily routines, and although you

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