Playing video games for many can be an innocent form of entertainment, and many can game without developing problems. The intent of this article is to provide information about the pitfalls—the "dark side"—to video gaming, and the growing addiction concerns.
Smoking affects older and younger smokers in different ways, and the two groups may think differently about quitting smoking. But the ultimate effect is the same. Smoking kills.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine reports a nationwide increase in opiate addiction and overdoses. Is addiction a disease or a choice? Some would argue that it is a "disease of choice."
What's the difference between an alcoholic and a heavy drinker? Can you really stop any time you want ? Have you crossed the line from social drinking to alcoholism? A simple test can tell you...
Nicotine gum and lozenges can be useful when you're trying to quit smoking, but they can create a new, hard-to-kick addiction themselves. Are you addicted?
Many find addiction recovery within a well hiked path, others find it on the road less traveled. Yet some will find recovery where no one has traveled before. The differences are many, but no path is superior to the other.
I was finally motivated to quit smoking not because of health concerns but because of sheer vanity and self-interest. Here are five good reasons to quit that you may not have considered.
Did you know that it's possible to get addicted to nasal sprays? Unfortunately, I learned this the hard way. This is what I did to break my dependence.
Overusing nasal decongestant sprays may actually cause more congestion rather than relieving it. This is how I developed an addiction to Afrin and how I was able to stop using it.
How easy is it to overdose on nicotine? Not as easy as one would think. Learn to recognize the warning signs and symptoms, as well as how to treat a potential overdose.
Labeling those with addictions can dehumanize them. The term "addict"suggests everything about the person results from the addiction, whereas "person with an addiction" puts the person first.
An in-depth look at the label of sex addiction and the impact this diagnosis has for the partner in a relationship with a sex addict.
Quitting smoking is just the beginning. Staying quit is much harder. Here are the tips and tricks that helped me stay off cigarettes and quit smoking permanently. I hope they will help you, too.