According to a recent study by GfK, over one third of people who use the internet have a hard time getting off the internet and agree with the feeling that they are addicted to the internet. While internet use disorder is not yet officially listed in the DSM, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
Month: July 2017
Use Your Anxious Energy For Being Productive Instead Of Destructive
Anxiety can be an overwhelming experience which feels like it can cause destruction when it takes over. Through treatment and recovery you can learn how to effectively manage your anxiety and turn that energy into something productive rather than something destructive. Recognize that your anxiety is creating energy that needs to be used: Anxiety operates
3 Of The Simplest Ways To Support A Loved One In Recovery
It is a challenge loving and supporting someone who is in recovery. Coping with emotions and thoughts that someone else struggles to cope with on their own is difficult. Participating in your own recovery is essential for supporting someone else’s recovery. You need to be able to recognize when you are out of check
6 Ways To Stop Your Next Self-Harm Thoughts
Some people recommend opting for an alternative to pain by creating a more subtle pain that isn’t harmful. Acting in recovery from self-harm means moving toward behaviors that don’t involve hurting yourself, in order to rewire the brain and create new habits. Use a shock-behavior to snap out of the feelings: Small behaviors like
Depression Doesn’t Always Live On The Surface
From the minute someone with depression wakes up to the minute they go to sleep, they are confronted with the symptoms of their depression, without any advanced warning of how intense the symptoms will be. Mornings can be particularly difficult when someone with depression has to challenge themselves to get out of bed and
Going To The Doctor When You Have An Eating Disorder
Doctor’s can be less than tactful. They aren’t there to judge you or give you their personal opinion on how you look or how you should feel about how you look. A doctor’s purpose is to do no harm and to treat you to the best of their ability. Instead, many often are uninformed
Use Mindfulness To Your Benefit As A Leader
Mindfulness in leadership is a priceless tool. In recovery, we have an opportunity to become a leader, blazing the trail toward healthy and balanced living, clean and sober from our addictions. With mindfulness you notice, not sweat, the small stuff Mindfulness is learning to stop and smell the roses without worrying about the thorns.
Signs Of Heroin Use
Before a heroin addiction fully forms, there are subtle signs of heroin use. Heroin use cannot often be prolonged because the chemical dependency quickly forms. These are signs of heroin use which should be immediate red flags in order to prevent an addiction. Odd state of euphoria Heroin causes a surplus in the production
What Is Body Shaming?
Is “Fat” a negative word? Is “skinny” a negative word? When you look terms that we use to describe our bodies up in the dictionary, there is never a comment about one being better than the other. They are just simply defined as what they are. Fat is defined as extra flesh and skinny
Could A Daily Gaming Limit Help Gaming Addicts?
Users of internet games produced by Chinese gaming monolith Tencent will face new restrictions this month. There has been widespread criticism of how addicting the fantasy-based games Tencent produces are for young children, causing them to play in school, after hours, and spend too much time immersed in the game. Though Tencent has put