January 29, 2018

Binge Eating Disorder- Those Who Want Control Lose Control

Binge eating is a severe, life-threatening eating disorder that is the most common in the U.S. Binge eating comes in many forms whether it is eating large amounts of food quickly, losing control while binging, and experiencing shame and guilt afterwards. Many people eat quicker than others and keep eating until they are full. To avoid anyone staring at them for eating larger amounts than anyone, many with this disorder tend to eat alone.

January 29, 2018

Bibliotherapy to Help You Learn About Yourself and Others

Bibliotherapy is when children, teens, and adults read a variety of books, both fiction and nonfiction, in order to educate and help treat any mental disorders. This supplemental use of therapy goes back to Ancient Egyptians as they acknowledged the power of words and felt like a library was a house for healing the soul. The library of Ancient Greeks were considered sacred.

January 29, 2018

Alcoholism in Ireland

Because of St. Patrick’s Day, it is a common stereotype that when Americans think of Ireland, they imagine heavy drinking at the pub. It is true that Ireland does have a bad case of alcoholism. According to Alcohol Action Ireland, from 1960-2001, 4.9 litres to 14.3 litres of alcohol have been drunk per person for those aged fifteen and over. Ireland has suffered deadly consequences in economic loss and injury/death because of the growing alcohol problem.

January 29, 2018

How Does an Addict Think?

People can look at addicts and not understand why they do what they do when they are aware of the harmful consequences. It is easy to judge instead of taking the time to understand what an addict must have been thinking as they using. In order to better sympathize with addicts, it is important to see where they are coming from in their addiction in order to better help them.

January 29, 2018

How Alcohol Affects the Kidneys

January 29, 2018

Hoarding and Substance Abuse

Collectors like to collect specific things in a variety of different shapes and styles such as bottle caps, paintings, baseball cards, posters, and much more. Hoarders collect unneeded items in fear of throwing anything away. When mixed with substance abuse, this bad combination needs to be treated before you lose control over not just your house but your life.

January 29, 2018

Health Risks of Sex Addiction

January 29, 2018

Foods That Are Good for the Liver

The liver is an underappreciated organ that helps your body rid toxins. You do not want to wait until it stops functioning to start appreciating it. A healthy liver is very important to your body in which it cleans your blood, produces the important digestive liquid bile and stores energy in the form of the sugar glycogen. When you take a pain reliever for a headache, the liver breaks down the active ingredient to help with your headache.

January 29, 2018

Fentanyl- A Deadly Opioid Addiction

Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate pain reliever that is prescribed with those who suffer severe pain or injury after they have surgery. Like all drugs, fentanyl can be abused too in that many experience a state of euphoria and feel relaxed after. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, more than 1,000 died in the U.S. from fentanyl from 2005-2007. Those under the influence of fentanyl need to seek treatment to prevent the chances of contributing to this statistic.

January 29, 2018

Extreme Behaviors in Love Addiction

Sex addiction is when the person is addicted to engaging in sexual behaviors and cannot stop having sexual thoughts. Then there is love addiction where sex is not the main pursuit. Someone can be in love with the idea of love as they go from one relationship to the other. Someone can also go to the point of obsession where that person occupies their thoughts on an everyday basis. That person is put above everything and everyone else such as family, friends, and work.

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