Most Common Addictions

Most Common Addictions

Addictions are compulsive behaviors toward a substance or activity that induces pleasure or some form of gratification. Addiction goes beyond drugs and alcohol. Activities such as excessive shopping, video gaming, sex and gambling can also qualify as addictions. An addiction is more than just a bad habit — it is a medical condition that requires…

link between eating disorders and substance abuse

Hungry for Something More: The Link Between Eating Disorders & Substance Abuse

Eating disorders are a group of mental health conditions that disrupt a person’s eating habits and the way they think and feel about food. The common denominator in eating disorders is that people who have them tend to be obsessive in monitoring their weight and the way their body looks. Millions of people struggle with eating…

sports drugs and addiction

Sports, Drugs and Addiction

Athletes of all ages feel the drive to succeed with pressure from both internal and external sources. All types of athletic competition — especially in the world of professional sports — require mental and physical toughness beyond that of the average person. Between the intense scrutiny of the consumer market and the coaches and families…