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…

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…