Addiction and Suicide

Addiction and Suicide

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately one million people die each year from suicide. It’s predicted that by 2020, the rate of suicide will increase to one death every 20 seconds. People with addictions are at an increased risk of committing suicide. Sometimes, this risk is overlooked because family, friends and health care providers are…

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…