Fortnite and the Far-Reaching Consequences of Gaming Addiction

Fortnite gaming addiction

A dystopian world and a world-wide broadcasted death match. One hundred players stranded on an island; only one will survive. This is not the plot of the latest Hunger Games movie – this is Fortnite.   Developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, this survival game has swept the world and has made many people, especially …

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Join us at ICAAD 2018

castle craig at icaad london 2018

Castle Craig will once again be attending and sponsoring the 2018 ICAAD (International Conferences on Addiction and Associated Disorders) in London.   Spanning over three days from May 7th through May 9th, the conference will be held at the Royal Garden Hotel on Kensington High Street.  During the three day event, attendees will have the chance to …

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Do You Have to Watch the News?

Do You Have to Watch the News?

Do You Have to Watch the News? When you are trying to get sober or stay sober, stress and anxiety are not your friends. They are, in fact, the most common triggers of cravings. Generally, the immediate danger is in your daily life. Stress at work, arguments with your spouse, accidents, loss of loved ones, or just …

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The Link Between Addiction and Intelligence

The Link Between Addiction and Intelligence

The Link Between Addiction and Intelligence We don’t think of addictive behaviour as especially clever. Usually, it seems the opposite. However, some studies suggest that addiction is linked to higher intelligence. There are several hypotheses for why this may be true. More intelligent people are more curious. Intelligence doesn’t always lead you to healthy behaviour. Sometimes it …

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The Negative Impacts of Social Media Addiction

The Negative Impacts of Social Media Addiction

The Negative Impacts of Social Media Addiction Social media addiction is having a compulsion to use social media in excess with attention solely on status updates or looking at people’s profiles. A study at Chicago University says that this addiction is stronger than alcohol and cigarettes and Harvard University says talking about yourself stimulates pleasure. Go-Globe says …

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Substance Abuse and Crime

Substance Abuse and Crime

Substance Abuse and Crime Certain drugs like heroin, cocaine, speed, marijuana and other drugs are illegal as well as drinking while driving. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Inc, 80% of people are incarcerated from drug and alcohol-related crimes such as domestic violence, drinking while driving, public-order offenses, and property offenses. 80% of …

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How to Overcome Fear of Flying on Airplanes

How to Overcome Fear of Flying on Airplanes

How to Overcome Fear of Flying on Airplanes Flying on airplanes can be scary for many people. According to Dailymail, 28% of Britons have a fear of flying on airplanes. 33% have said that it is due to recent reports of airplane crashes or planes going missing, like Malaysia Flight 370, that have made them more fearful. …

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