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How to Help Someone with an Addiction

This section will guide you in how to help someone with an addiction. When someone struggles with addiction, it can have serious negative effects on their relationships with family, friends, and work colleagues. If you know or suspect that someone in your life suffers from alcohol or drug addiction, you will probably want to help the one that you love, but this can be met with hostility or denial. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease, and the path to recovery for someone who is addicted is often a long and difficult one. This inevitably impacts those closest to them…

Guide to Cryptocurrency Addiction

An online Guide to Cryptocurrency Addiction This online Digital Currency addiction guide is for: Anyone who is worried about their Cryptocurrency trading habit; The family, partner and friends of anyone whose cryptocurrency trading habit has become a problem. Find out about the following: Is cryptocurrency addiction common? Is my cryptocurrency addiction a problem? How can someone lose control of their cryptocurrency trading habit? Potential harms of cryptocurrency addiction. Steps to reduce cryptocurrency addiction – helping yourself. What help can I get with cryptocurrency addiction? How to get help for cryptocurrency addiction. Living with a cryptocurrency addict – advice for family…

Getting Help with Cryptocurrency Addiction

Getting Help with Cryptocurrency Addiction Trading in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin can be addictive A cryptocurrency or day-trading addiction can destroy lives Specialist gambling treatment is available at Castle Craig Hospital   What is a cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that are not backed up by a central bank like the Bank of England. They are bought and sold like shares, and traded globally online (via the internet). To find out more go to our FAQ on cryptocurrencies Do you think you might be addicted to cryptocurrency trading? Try this questionnaire to find out: Do you feel compelled to check cryptocurrency…

Understanding Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is a chronic brain disease which causes mental and physical harm to the user. People start to abuse different types of drugs for a variety of reasons, such as peer pressure and stress, and many become addicted to different types of drugs. The Effects of Drugs As drug addiction becomes established there are changes in the brain. These neurochemical changes affect the person’s self-control and decision making processes. There is a strong impulse to continue taking drugs despite the harm that drug use is causing. Addiction to drugs can take hold quickly, and the user requires increasing amounts…

Understanding Alcohol Abuse

Having a beer or a glass of wine while out to dinner or socializing with friends is a common way that many relax and unwind. But when alcohol consumption becomes too frequent, or the amount consumed increases, it can be dangerous territory. According to DSM-IV Criteria, an individual’s drinking habits have moved from responsible and within recommended limits over to ‘alcohol abuse’ when they: Drink heavily despite negative consequences on their work, studies or personal life Drive drunk or participate in other activities that put themselves or others in danger  Break or get into trouble with the law due to…