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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Planning a Sober Holiday

Planning a Sober Holiday

Planning a Sober Holiday Travel can be difficult when you’re trying to stay sober. You disrupt your regular routine and you don’t have your sober network to rely on. Perhaps most dangerous is the celebration effect. This is when you’re having a really good time and voice in the back of your head says, ‘This would be …

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4 Unexpected Benefits of Sobriety

4 Unexpected Benefits of Sobriety

4 Unexpected Benefits of Sobriety People usually get sober for big reasons. They may realise they’re hurting their family, their career has stalled because of addiction, they get into legal trouble, or they’re just completely miserable and they know addiction has a lot to do with it. As they say in AA, when you’re in a hole, …

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How Animals Can Help You Beat Addiction

How Animals Can Help You Beat Addiction

How Animals Can Help You Beat Addiction Everyone loves puppies and kittens. If you are in recovery, spending time with animals can have many benefits. Here are some of the big ones. Pets give you emotional support. This is especially important if you live alone. Loneliness is a major concern in recovery. If you are lonely, you …

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How to Become More Optimistic

How to Become More Optimistic

How to Become More Optimistic Although most people don’t feel very optimistic starting recovery, developing a more optimistic attitude greatly improves your chances of long-term success. Optimism reduces stress, improves health, fosters perseverance, and most importantly, makes people believe they can stay sober if they try. Of course, it’s one thing to say you should be more …

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