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Redefining Your Ritual

One of the hardest parts of battling addiction is the cessation of rituals. Certain things trigger the urge to use: getting up in the morning; getting into the car; coming home from work. As people living with addiction, we build our lives around their illnesses. It is the centerpiece of our existence. The rituals of…

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Gaming Disorder and Fortnite Addiction

In 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) added “gaming disorder” to the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, claiming that excessive gaming could have negative effects on players’ physical and psychological health, including damaged eyesight and disruptive sleep patterns. What is gaming disorder? According to WHO (2018), gaming disorder is defined in…

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The Connection Between ADHD & Addiction

More than 6 million U.S. children from ages 2 to 17 are currently diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC also estimates that ⅔ of these children (64 percent) also have other co-occurring mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders (1). According to the National…

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Healthy Activities in Recovery

Addiction is a complicated brain disease and recovery can seem far off when you are struggling with addiction. Recovery is possible with the right treatment, determination, and lifestyle changes. Addiction takes your brain hostage and controls how your brain functions. Addiction interferes with relationships, financial stability, work productivity, and can lead to serious health complications…

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Is Hypersexual Behavior a Problem?

Addiction can happen to anyone and is not restricted to drugs and alcohol. Many people struggle with addictive behavior. Sex addiction, also known as hypersexual disorder, is a condition manifested by fantasies that consume excessive amounts of time and affects many components of a person’s life. Hypersexual behavior damages relationships with loved ones. It interferes…