How Does Hypersexual Behavior Become Problematic?

How Does Hypersexual Behavior Become Problematic?

Addiction can happen to anyone and is not restricted to drugs and alcohol. Many people struggle with a behavioral addiction. Sex addiction, also known as hypersexual disorder, is a condition manifested by fantasies that consume excessive amounts of time and

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Harmful Effects of Heroin Addiction

Harmful Effects of Heroin Addiction

Heroin is an opiate that causes psychological, physical, and social implications and results in overdose and death. Heroin is highly addictive and extremely dangerous. A person can develop an addiction to heroin after the first use. Addiction is complex. Heroin

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Can a Person Develop a Gambling Addiction?

Can a Person Develop a Gambling Addiction?

If you are struggling with suicidal feelings, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor. Some people enjoy going to the casino and playing the slot machines or betting on their favorite team to

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Grief Complicated by Addiction

Grief Complicated by Addiction

If you are struggling with suicidal feelings, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor. Losing a loved one is never easy. Many people experience normal grief with a period of sadness, numbness, guilt,

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PTSD: Through the Eyes of a Child

PTSD: Through the Eyes of a Child

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that affects loved ones, family, and friends. People who struggle with PTSD often experience flashbacks and vivid memories of the trauma they experienced, which can resurface at any time. Many

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Coping with the Stigma of Mental Illness

Coping with the Stigma of Mental Illness

Many people suffer from anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but there is a stigma surrounding mental illness. Sometimes, people will avoid a person with a mental health condition. They assume the person is

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Why are Gateway Drugs Harmful?

Why are Gateway Drugs Harmful?

A gateway drug is a substance that leads to the use of a more potent one. Marijuana has been labeled a gateway drug because people who use it often move on to use harder drugs that release a more intense

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Learning Life Skills in Treatment

Learning Life Skills in Treatment

Addiction affects all aspects of a person’s life, especially daily responsibilities. An individual suffering with addiction becomes less productive at work or school, relationships with loved ones are broken, and savings are spent on drugs or alcohol. Learning life skills

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