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Addiction to OTC Nasal Sprays
Addiction to OTC Nasal Sprays
Over-the-counter nasal sprays are a popular medicine but can lead to rebound effects, which is why they share some similarities to classic addictions....
Addiction to Shopping
Addiction to Shopping
This article looks at the addiction to shopping and discusses how it can come about and what can be done to prevent it...
Beating an Addiction to Caffeine
Beating an Addiction to Caffeine
Caffiene is a highly addictive substance found in many drinks and even in some medications. Many consumers of caffiene are unaware of the negative and physically…...
Beating an Addiction to Chocolate
Beating an Addiction to Chocolate
Chocolate addiction can have serious consequences on a persons health due to excessive sugar consumption, dental cavities and excessive weight gain. Overcoming this…...
Beating an Addiction to Computers
Beating an Addiction to Computers
Computer addiction is a modern complaint increased by the advent of easy fast and cheap access. The knowledge needed for working and running a computer is now also…...
Beating an Addiction to Drugs
Beating an Addiction to Drugs
Beating an addiction is a difficult but achievable task. The person must be prepared for what us likely to happen, make provision for this and explain to those around…...
Beating an Addiction to Exercise
Beating an Addiction to Exercise
Exercise addiction is now accepted as a legitimate addiction. It can cause the same feelings of euphoria, and tolerance and dependence can result. It is treated in a…...
Beating an Addiction to Food
Beating an Addiction to Food
Food addiction can invovle either compulsive overeating or bulimia, where the person binges on food then purges from the body, usually by vomitting; both are equally…...
Beating An Addiction To Gambling
Beating An Addiction To Gambling
Gambling can become a very destructive addiction ruining the lives of many people. It causes emotional, psychological and financial pressures and can strain or even…...
Beating an Addiction to Illegal Drugs
Beating an Addiction to Illegal Drugs
Beating an addiction to illegal drugs can be extremely difficult for some addicts. A knowledge of the expectations during the withdrawal period is important and…...
Beating an Addiction to Pornography
Beating an Addiction to Pornography
Pornography addiction is a complex disorder that can be difficult to define. Help can be found using counselling, hypnosis and distraction therapies....
Beating an Addiction to Sex
Beating an Addiction to Sex
Sex addiction often occurs as a result of a childhood trauma and therapies incuding psychotherapy will help the individual discover and address these issues using…...
Dealing With An Addiction To Self-Harm
Dealing With An Addiction To Self-Harm
This article looks at the addiction to Self Harm - otherwise known as Self Mutilation - and examines its causes and its effects...
Gambling and Society
Gambling and Society
Gambling in Britain has never been so popular. What are the possible wider effects of this boom?...
Stopping Eating Disorders
Stopping Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are very dangerous illness and can be as distressing for the family as they are for the sufferer. They usually arise as a result of a traumatic event…...
Sugar Addiction
Sugar Addiction
Sugar addiction is an increasingly common addiction and often undiagnosed condition due to the amount of hidden sugars in our diets. Manufacturers add sugar to almost…...
The New Addiction: Romantic Rejection
The New Addiction: Romantic Rejection
It seems as though most people will probably have to deal with romantic rejection at some point in their life. But is romantic rejection similar to addiction?...
What is a Casual Addiction?
What is a Casual Addiction?
Casual addictions are relatively difficult to define. They are thought to be relatively harmless unless they begin to have negative impact on other aspects of life,…...
What is Codependency?
What is Codependency?
Codependence is a very difficult term to define. Its development is believed to be rooted in a persons childhood and results in a person assuming control,…...
What is Work Addiction?
What is Work Addiction?
There are many varying statistics but excessive work can contribute to death by means of a stroke or heart attack. But exactly when does a healthy effort and…...
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