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Non-substance Addiction

Related Topics What is a non-substance addiction? Most people associate addiction with tobacco, drugs, and alcohol. A non-substance addiction includes things such as gambling, risky sex, food, the internet, mobile devices, and shopping. These are sometimes called behavioral addictions. When a person engages in these behaviors in excess and can’t stop, it becomes an addiction.… Read More »

The digital drug: Internet addiction spawns U.S. treatment programs

CINCINNATI (Reuters) – When Danny Reagan was 13, he began exhibiting signs of what doctors usually associate with drug addiction. He became agitated, secretive and withdrew from friends. He had quit baseball and Boy Scouts, and he stopped doing homework and showering. Danny Reagan, a former patient of the Lindner Center of Hope’s “Reboot” program,… Read More »

Happiness exercises boost moods of those recovering from addiction says MGH study

Short writing exercises reliving happy moments boosted the moods of adults recovering from addiction in a study conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Recovery Research Institute. “Recovery is hard,” said lead author Bettina B. Hoeppner, senior research scientist at the institute and an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. “For the… Read More »