Demi Lovato on Addiction and Recovery

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato’s New Single “Sober” is Shining the Spotlight on the Struggle of Addiction and Recovery The tabloids, news and social media always keep us on our toes, especially with celebrity gossip. Some may argue that Demi Lovato’s mysterious tweets of a soon-to-be-revealed “truth” is a ploy for attention, but the revelation behind the “truth” is it …

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Cross Addiction

cocaine addiction

The 12-step recovery programme is the path to a new life of sobriety. Many follow this successfully, but a significant proportion will relapse and find themselves back in the vicious cycle of addiction – shocked, sad and uncomprehending. How did this happen? One of the major reasons for relapse may be cross addiction. Addiction is a cunning, …

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Getting a Pay Rise may be Bad for your Health

Getting a Pay Rise may be Bad for your Health

Getting a Pay Rise may be Bad for your Health. Recently released statistics of drinking habits in the U.K. reveal several interesting trends about adult alcohol consumption and how habits have changed since 2005 among those aged 16 and over. According to the May 2018 report by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), salary, age, location and …

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Is Social Media deliberately addictive?

The dangers of addiction to social media

Conspiracy to Confession: A Behind-the-Scenes Investigation Uncovers Social Media’s Deliberately Addictive Design In most eyes, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat are seen as a positive addition to our lives. They allow us to stay in touch with friends, reconnect with old colleagues, share funny stories, pictures and videos; and keep up with the latest trends. It all …

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Gaming Addiction or Gaming Disorder

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What is gaming addiction or gaming disorder? Gaming addiction or gaming disorder is a behavioural addiction to computer, video or online games. Some professionals may also categorise it under Internet or technology addiction. Gaming addiction is similar to a gambling addiction in that the person plays to win. Winning can mean completing a mission or goal in …

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Cryptocurrency Addiction – the Behaviour and the Treatment

cryptocurrency addiction - behaviour and treatment

Cryptocurrency Addiction – the Behaviour and the Treatment By Chris Burn You’re sitting alone in a small, gloomy room. In front of you is a small screen where numbers, charts and small news items appear in an endless stream. You’ve been looking at the screen for twelve hours and your eyes are hurting. You’re feeling tired and …

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The Celebration Effect

The Celebration Effect

The Celebration Effect We typically think of negative events as the biggest threat to recovery. Losing a job, getting divorced, losing a loved one all make you want to forget your problems, even temporarily. Even seemingly minor challenges can pile up and feel like too much to bear. We less often think of good events as a …

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