While the impact of a day trading addiction on the addicted individual is well documented, less is known about the intricate ways in which day trading addiction can impact those closest to the individual.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming various industries, and one area where it shows immense promise is addiction recovery. This article explores how AI can be leveraged to revolutionize addiction treatment and support.
In a world where social drinking has become an integral part of society, the decision to stop drinking alcohol may seem impossible. However, the decision to make that change can bring about incredible benefits in various aspects of one's life.
An increase in social media use has coincided with an increase in mental health issues; and while correlation doesn't equate to causation, increased social media use is certainly an important contributor to today’s mental health crisis.
While the vast majority of individuals will gamble on sports games responsibly, a small number will develop problems around sports betting including mental health issues and continuous betting may lead to a gambling addiction.
Exploring the complex relationship between alcohol and mental health can provide valuable insights into the effects of this substance on our well-being and help individuals make informed choices about their drinking habits.
Many adolescents and young adults enjoy video games as a recreational activity, but a select few develop a problem with video games, which can ultimately lead to a video game addiction. Learn the signs of video game addiction for early prevention.
There are many different pathways to recovering from a cryptocurrency addiction, and whether you’re working with an addiction professional or doing it all on your own there are several strategies you can implement that may help you along the way.
Contrary to popular belief, gaming can actually be good for psychological wellbeing despite the negative stigma associated with gaming. However, there are caveats to this as a growing body of research demonstrates.
Unfortunately for many cryptocurrency enthusiasts who have endured losses, the impact will be felt far beyond financial loss as it may result in various relationship issues, mental health challenges, and ultimately suicide.
While investing in financial instruments does have a direct impact on your net worth, investing and trading can also become a highly problematic behavior, develop into an addiction, and result in significant consequences well beyond mere financial loss.
While most individuals can invest in cryptocurrencies without significant distress or detriment to their mental health, a select sum will fall victim to compulsive or pathological cryptocurrency trading and cryptocurrency addiction.
Seeing a loved one struggle with an addiction to alcohol is extremely challenging, emotional, and painful. Many are left feeling isolated, helpless, hopeless, and confused; full of questions about what they can do to help their loved one.
It’s not uncommon for individuals who once struggled with alcohol to turn to food in recovery, especially sugary foods. There are psychological and physiological reasons as to why this occurs. Excessive eating and poor nutrition in recovery can...
2022 is here, and technology companies are racing to develop a new digital world – the Metaverse. It’s never too early to begin a conversation surrounding the topic of Metaverse addiction and the impact the Metaverse will have on mental health.
For most adults, moderate or social alcohol use is not problematic, however, approximately 18 million American adults have an alcohol addiction. Here is some basic information to help individuals navigate problematic alcohol use.
Cryptocurrency investors have patiently waited several years for what many crypto enthusiasts expect is likely to come in these next few months; however, for those who are not careful, mindful or informed the impact can be devastating.
This week the Wall Street Journal released an investigative report about Meta after uncovering leaked internal documents reflecting the impact of social media on its users. What may be most surprising about the report is not so much the impact that so
Did you know that alcohol is one of the deadliest substances when compared to other drugs? Every year in the United States nearly 100,000 individuals die due to alcohol-related causes, making alcohol the third leading preventable cause of death in the...
It is estimated that 1 in 10 individuals experience an alcohol or drug addiction at some point in their life. When other addictions such as gambling addiction, technology addiction, food addiction, or other common forms of addiction are taken into account
Cryptocurrency addictions cause significant distress to all individuals who care for the person facing the addiction. Cryptocurrency addictions impact spouses, partners, children, parents, siblings, and other such loved ones, as well as close friends...
Technology addictions, also commonly known as digital addictions or internet addictions, are often overlooked due to the acceptance that society has placed on using digital devices. Technology addictions often go unnoticed by loved ones because
While the opioid epidemic continues to surge in the United States, an alcohol epidemic is all too often overlooked. Alcohol is responsible for approximately 100,000 deaths in the United States every year.
Whether it’s a stock, a cryptocurrency, foreign currency, derivatives, or any other financial investment, the goal is to buy low and sell high. For those who invest, it is worthwhile understanding market psychology, behavioral finance, and the driving
TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook or whatever the platform is, social media connects us and offers a variety of benefits to our lives, but for certain users these platforms can also be highly addictive and dangerous. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatic
Extreme euphoric highs, and devastatingly intense lows. These are one of the hallmarks of addiction, and one of the reasons why investing in and/or trading Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can be highly stimulating, mood altering, and addictive.
An unfortunate statistic: 40 to 60% of individuals new to recovery relapse within their first 30 days of leaving an inpatient treatment center, and up to 85% relapse within their first year. Oftentimes individuals in their initial months of recovery will
Finding an addiction therapist can be a confusing, burdensome and overwhelming process. Many individuals seeking recovery from addiction and their loved ones are left feeling lost, hopeless, helpless and isolated among a host of other negative emotions.
It is easy to conflate material wealth with mental wellbeing. There is a stereotype and stigma of being wealthy, that if you have wealth you should be happy and have nothing to worry about, but this myth is far from true. There is a hidden cost of afflue
On an annual basis approximately 14 million Americans are diagnosed with an Alcohol Use Disorder, and tens of millions more engage in binge drinking, problem drinking, and have an unhealthy relationship with alcohol. Of all the drugs that people abuse, al
While day trading can be a solid source of revenue that many make a successful career from, it can also end very badly. Before it’s too late, become aware of signs and symptoms of a day trading addiction in order to intervene before it’s too late.
Preventing an alcohol or drug relapse is at the core of one’s recovery from addiction. Unfortunately, relapse rates for individuals in recovery from alcohol and drug dependence are staggering. Up to 60% of individuals relapse on drugs and alcohol within
Now more than ever, amidst remote learning, lockdowns and pandemic unpredictability, parents have growing concerns about their children’s mental health. Though data is still scarce, evidence thus far suggests a significant uptick in mental health and addi
Am I an alcoholic? Do I drink too much? Is my drinking out of hand? These are questions that people may ask themselves if they are unsure if they have a healthy relationship with alcohol. This question is more common than people may think, as the line
Recovery from an addiction is much more than mere abstinence from a substance or a behavior. Abstinence can be, and usually is, a fundamental component of the addiction recovery process, but abstinence does not necessarily equate to recovery. According t
In 2013 the American Psychiatric Association added Gambling Disorder to the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). In doing so, pathological gambling was recognized by mental health professionals as an addiction
Money can’t buy happiness, and it certainly can’t ward off mental health or addiction related issues. Despite the privileged life lived by children of wealth, they also face many obstacles and difficulties. Although they are often set-up for success with
Coaches were once only known in the field of sports, but now there is a coach for nearly everything and anything - business, career, relationships, divorce, health and wellness, travel, general life coaching, and quite possibly anything you could imagine.
Family and friends often feel lost and alone when they discover that their loved one might have a drug or alcohol problem or suspect that they may be gambling excessively or engaged in various other potential addictions. In such cases, it is completely no
During a regular fall and winter season, approximately up to 10% of the US population is impacted by seasonal depression, also known as the seasonal blues, winter depression, or more officially as Seasonal Affective Disorder. This winter season will be fa
COVID-19 drastically uprooted our lives, and continues to impact it in significant ways. Although the virus is still active without access to official therapeutics or vaccines, we have more or less learned to live with it. Wearing masks and social distan
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day, a time to help raise awareness and understanding of mental health and suicide in efforts to help alleviate stigma, help those suffering with suicidal though
September is National Recovery Month, a time to help raise awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders and to celebrate those in recovery from addiction. Approximately 22 million Americans struggle with addiction to alcohol...
Alcoholism and addiction causes significant distress to all individuals who care for the addicted individual. Due to the impact of addiction on family relationships and dynamics, addiction is often called a “family disease” by those in the addiction field
Unfortunately relapse rates for individuals who enter recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction are quite high. Studies reflect that about 40-60% of individuals relapse within 30 days of leaving an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center, and up to...
When an individual is struggling with a substance use addiction it is extremely challenging for the entire family. There is often guilt, shame, sadness, anger, anxiety, among a host of other negative emotions. When the addicted individual is ready and wi
Wealthy individuals have a unique set of challenges when it comes to mental health and addiction. Emotional and behavioral issues can linger much longer for wealthy individuals before one is willing to receive psychological help for a variety of reasons.
Suffering from depression, anxiety, alcoholism or drug addiction, and other mental health issues can feel like being stuck in a giant deep hole that is impossible to climb out of. This is in part because mental health issues and addiction are often cyclic
We frequently hear about the opioid epidemic, but rarely do we hear about the alcohol epidemic. While alcohol is legal and socially acceptable, and while most individuals can drink alcohol privately or socially without consequence, alcohol leads to million
As the world continues to navigate through COVID-19 and what may lie ahead, businesses across industries, large and small, are going through a crisis of their own. In addition to surviving this economic downturn, strategizing a new way of business, and re
This past week, a research study conducted by the Well Being Trust, a national foundation with a mission to advance mental health in America, has estimated that as many as 75,000 Americans could die from mental health related issues that stem from the coro
COVID-19 is causing significant problems and disruption to virtually all areas of our lives. It is impacting our physical health, our financial health, our relational health, our spiritual health, our mental health and every which way in-between. As the
On a normal day, we spend a substantial amount of time in our homes. From getting ready in the morning to relaxing after a long day of work, our home is a safe place. With the recent quarantines, we are now confined to this space.
COVID-19 has led to significant problems all across the globe and is impacting our lives in many different ways. While most people are currently focused on fighting this global health pandemic and are concerned with their physical hygiene, it is also impor
High-functioning alcoholics are individuals who are able to maintain their careers, relationships, and other obligations while displaying signs of alcoholism. The same is true of high-functioning addicts or individuals who may suffer from high-functioning
The Corona Virus Disease pandemic (COVID-19) is causing unwanted and unneeded stress, grief and anxiety for many people. Individuals around the world are concerned about their own physical health and the health of their loved ones, navigating life isolate
As many of us are increasingly isolated from others and separated from the world outside of our apartments or homes due to the Coronoa Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, our mental health may suffer. Many are facing growing worry, stress, sadness, an
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eSports, also known as ‘electronic sports,’ is the world of organized competitive video gaming. While many who are unfamiliar with eSports may conjure up an image of middle- or high-school children playing video games on their parent’s couch, eSports has
Whether traveling for business or for pleasure, maintaining wellness while traveling can be challenging, especially for those in recovery from a mental health issue or an addiction related issue. Whether new to recovery or not, being out of one’s comfort
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Therapeutic Coaching is a unique and innovative method of helping individuals recover from a variety of issues including mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders; substance addictions such as to alcohol, opiates, Adderall
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Just eighteen days ago many of us made New Year’s resolutions for 2020, and some of us even made long-term resolutions for the decade ahead of us. Unfortunately, various statistics reflect that less than 25% of people stay committed to their resolutions p
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Children bring a lot of joy to our lives, but being a parent also comes with its own set of added stress to an already stressful world. Due to the obligations, love, and commitment that we have as parents it is easy to put our children first while our own
When most people think of fitness they think in terms of their physical health – “I’m working out to lose weight,” “I’m running to be lean,” “I’m lifting to be fit,” etc. – but fitness will do much more than help you lose fat, build muscle and be physicall
Addictions (Substance Use Disorders) are extremely powerful. So much so that even after years or decades of abstinence and recovery, an individual can still experience strong cravings, and be vulnerable to relapse.
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Studies show that 20-57% of individuals do not return to therapy after their initial appointment. There are various reasons for this, and for premature dropout rate in general. Learn more in our latest blog post.
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