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The Impact of Social Media on Youth Mental Health

While social media platforms offer various benefits such as staying connected with friends and accessing information, they also come with a set of challenges, particularly when it comes to the mental health of youths and digital addiction.
Oct 4th, 2023

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Combat Addiction

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.
Aug 2nd, 2023

Knowing When to Seek Help for an Alcohol Problem

This article aims to provide guidance on identifying problematic behaviors associated with alcohol and inform you when professional intervention from an alcohol specialist may be needed.
Jul 24th, 2023

5 Reasons To Quit Alcohol

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.
Jul 17th, 2023

The Ultimate Guide to Social Media Addiction

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.
Jun 12th, 2023

Alcohol and Mental Health – 10 Facts

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.
May 4th, 2023

Top 10 Myths About Day Trading Addiction

With a growing number of individuals facing a day trading problem or day trading addiction it is important to be cognizant of myths that exist about the growing trend.
Apr 2nd, 2023

15 Signs My Child Has A Video Game Addiction

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.
Mar 8th, 2023

10 Strategies To Break A Cryptocurrency Addiction

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.
Jan 24th, 2023

How Can I Help My Husband Get Sober?

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.
May 4th, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Addiction

Playing video games is one of the most popular leisure activities in the world, however, in today’s vastly accelerating digital age video game addiction is on the rise.
Mar 16th, 2022

Alcohol Addiction 101 – What You Should Know

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.
Dec 3rd, 2021

Do I Need a Medical Detox from Alcohol?

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...
Aug 25th, 2021

The 10 Most Common Questions About Addiction

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
Jul 30th, 2021

How To Support a Loved One With a Cryptocurrency Addiction

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...
Jun 25th, 2021

The 6 Most Common Types of Technology Addiction

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
Jun 8th, 2021

Is Alcohol More Dangerous Than Heroin?

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. 
May 3rd, 2021

Staring at Charts: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Addiction

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.
Feb 28th, 2021

How To Find An Addiction Therapist In New York City

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.
Feb 4th, 2021

Everything You Need To Know About Alcohol Withdrawal

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
Jan 14th, 2021

How Can I Prevent an Alcohol Relapse?

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
Dec 21st, 2020

Do I Have A Problem with Alcohol?

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
Nov 17th, 2020

10 Lessons of Addiction Recovery That Are Rooted in Psychology

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
Nov 10th, 2020

The Similarities Between Alcoholism and Gambling Addiction

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
Oct 20th, 2020

Should I Work With a Coach or a Therapist?

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.
Oct 6th, 2020

10 Tips For How To Support Someone In Recovery From Addiction

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...
Sep 3rd, 2020

10 Most Common Reasons For Addiction Relapse

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...
Aug 5th, 2020

A Guide to the Different Pathways of Addiction Recovery

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
Jul 20th, 2020

Does Affluence Make It Harder To Recover?

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.
Jul 10th, 2020

What About The Alcohol Epidemic?

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
Jun 24th, 2020

6 Ways To Support Your Employee’s Mental Health

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
May 23rd, 2020

Let’s Flatten The Curve Of Our Mental Health Pandemic As Well

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
May 11th, 2020

Teletherapy and the Future: 10 Benefits of Teletherapy

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
May 1st, 2020

COVID-19 and Problem Gambling

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
Apr 13th, 2020

The Challenges of Being a High-Functioning Alcoholic

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
Apr 8th, 2020

Why The Opioid Epidemic Is Even Worse Than We Thought

Opioids, especially the misuse of opioids – including prescription pain killers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl – has caused an epidemic in the United States. Every day there are approximately 128 opioid deaths due to overdose in the US -
Mar 9th, 2020

Can Being Sober Cost You In Business?

Sobriety can undoubtedly help your health, but can it help you in business? Business is often about relationships, relationships are often about socializing, and socializing is often about drinking alcohol. Skipping social aspects of business that involv
Mar 4th, 2020

Are eSports The Next Addiction Epidemic?

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
Feb 27th, 2020

Business or Pleasure - Maintaining Wellness While Traveling

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
Feb 17th, 2020

How Does the Stock Market Affect Our Mood?

The stock market and our moods are interconnected in an interesting way. The stock market affects how investors feel, and in turn their feelings affect the markets. In this way, the relationship between our mood and the stock market are a bidirectional
Feb 10th, 2020

What is the Difference Between a Coach and a Therapist?

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
Feb 5th, 2020

Feeling Hopeless? Signs, Symptoms and Ways to Recover

Mental health and addiction related issues are often accompanied by a sense of hopelessness. Hopelessness ensues when the individual feels stuck in the state they are in, especially after failed attempts to get well. Individuals in such a state of mind f
Jan 7th, 2020

Coping With Seasonal Depression

Feeling depressed, or down, or sad, or having a case of the blues is a normal part of life that everyone goes through. It could be situational due to death of a loved one or ending a relationship, or it could be emotional due to letting yourself down, oth
Dec 2nd, 2019

Work, Life and Mental Health

An average individual will spend 1/3 of their life working.  For executives, entrepreneurs and other such individuals who do not work a standard 9 to 5, the amount of time spent on business related tasks is often much, much more.  As a result of living in
Nov 4th, 2019

Parenting and Mental Health

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
Oct 7th, 2019

Why Fitness Is Important for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery?

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
Sep 19th, 2019

How Do I know If I Or A Loved One Has A Problem With Alcohol?

People often ask how to tell if they or a loved one has a problem with alcohol. Well, for starters, if one is asking this question, there is probably a problem. Your average social drinker or your average “I enjoy a glass of wine with dinner” drinker usu
Sep 6th, 2019