Relationship between Bipolar Disorder and Addiction

This article talks about how being Bipolar can affect an addict or someone going through recovery from addiction.

Sep 11

Categories: Addictions, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Bipolar, Health / ...

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A Gene Required For Addictive Behavior

Cocaine can have a devastating effect on people. It directly stimulates the brain's reward center, and, more importantly, induces long-term changes to the reward circuitry that are responsible for addictive behaviors. Scientists have now uncovered ...

Jul 21

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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Childhood Adversity Increases Susceptibility to Addiction Via Immune ...

Childhood adversity permanently alters the peripheral and central immune systems, increasing the sensitivity of the body's immune response to cocaine, reports a new study.

Jul 19

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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How to overcome shame in seeking help?

Shame is commonly experienced by people with addictions, and can be a roadblock to recovery from mental disorders. Being ashamed of oneself can hinder self-acceptance and getting help. People feel ashamed of themselves when they feel inadequate and ...

Jul 3

Categories: Addictions, Mental Health in Asia, Self-Confidence

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Can gaming become a disorder?

Gaming disorder has received much controversy from international professions, as many are uncertain if the inclusion of this disorder in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) would be more beneficial or harmful.

Jun 20

Categories: Addictions

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Human Drug Addiction Behaviors Tied To Specific Impairments in 6 ...

Systematic review of task-related neuroimaging studies found addicted individuals demonstrate increased activity in certain networks during drug-related processing but decreased activity across all other functions.

Jun 12

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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Mindfulness could be the key to end cravings

Mindfulness strategies helps to reduce cravings for alcohol, substances and food. Such strategies include exercises that are focused on physical sensations and deep breathing, to differentiate between thoughts and physical being.

May 30

Categories: Addictions, Control Issues, Eating Disorders, Mindfulness, ...

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Magnetic Stimulation Dampens Brain Response to Drug Cues in Addiction

Noninvasive brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can dampen brain activity in response to drug cues in chronic alcohol users and chronic cocaine users.

May 23

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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Brain Abnormality Indicates General Risk for Mental Illness

A new study has found an abnormality in visual regions of the brain that is associated with a person's general risk for mental illness, and these findings indicate a signature abnormality shared between common forms of mental illness.

May 18

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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The Science of Addiction and Recovery

This article seeks to understand the precursors that lead to addiction, dispelling common belief and previous claims. The research into recovery also serves as a springboard for further discovery to revolutionise treatment.

May 4

Categories: Addictions

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The Paradox of Addiction

The Addiction Paradox Conundrum: Chronic pain management and skyrocketing death rates? People are increasingly becoming addicted to opiates, marking dangerous times ahead. New approaches to this addiction are needed. Pronto.

Nov 16

Categories: Addictions, Chronic Pain, Drug Addiction

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Why Phones Are So Addictive

The happy chemicals in your brain are a reason why you are addicted to your phone.

Sep 13

Categories: Addictions

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Using Technology to Help Your Sobriety

The rise in social media and smartphone apps has provided more resources for people on the road to becoming sober. In recent years, technology has played a big role for people who are trying to be sober. Here are a few ways technology can help.

Sep 11

Categories: Addictions

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Workaholism and Your Relationships

Workaholism may not seem that bad. However, it can prevent you from having a good relationship with others and isolate you from even yourself. Sometimes the negative impact workaholism has on relationships are not seen until the ties with others ...

Aug 26

Categories: Addictions

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The Psychology of Addiction

People who are not addicted to illicit substances may wonder how people get addicted, and why they would put themselves in a position that compromises many aspects of their life. Truth is, addicts often have little control over the psychological ...

Jul 15

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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