woman grieving her active addiction

Grieving Your Active Addiction

Everyone experiences loss, nothing in this world is permanent. Some things can be long-term but eventually, they too will fall away. As someone who struggles with substance use, you might experience more loss than others. Addiction can take away family and friends, steal dignity, honesty, and self-esteem. However, many of these things can be reclaimed,…

man in headphones has gaming disorder and fortnite addiction

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…