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Extreme Behaviors in Love Addiction

Extreme Behaviours in Love Addiction

Love Addiction Behaviours Sex addiction is when the person is addicted to engaging in sexual behaviours and cannot stop having sexual thoughts. Then there is love addiction where sex is not the main pursuit. Someone can be in love with the idea of love as they go from one relationship to the other. Someone can also go to the point of obsession where that person occupies their thoughts on an everyday basis. That person is put above everything and everyone else such as family, friends, and work. A love addict’s obsession with their primary target can be deadly if not…

What You Did Not Know About Alcoholism

What You Did Not Know About Alcoholism

Alcoholism Facts Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive, and potentially fatal disease. In Ireland and all throughout Europe, there is an ongoing problem of alcoholism. One of the best ways to be armed against alcoholism in yourself or another is through information. There are three stages of alcoholism. The first stage is drinking socially to help you feel relaxed. The second stage is thinking of drinking all the time in a way where it interferes with work, school, and your relationships. The third stage is physical dependency when experiencing withdrawal symptoms for days or weeks. See functional alcoholism. Ethyl is the…

What Causes a Hangover?

Differences Between Binge Drinking and Alcoholism

Binge Drinking Vs Alcoholism Many of us have engaged in heavy drinking or know someone who enjoys an occasional binge-drinking session with their friends. There are many categories of alcohol use, ranging from light/moderate drinking to alcohol dependencies. While binge drinking can be a sign of alcoholism, it doesn’t necessarily mean that a person has an addiction. But you should also be aware that it may be a symptom of addiction – and even if it is not, there are numerous risks associated with binge drinking. Binge Drinking, Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism To understand the different levels of (problematic) drinking…

Prescription Drug Addiction Starts Everyday

Prescription Drug Addiction Starts Everyday

Prescription Drugs, mothers little helper If you are taking larger doses of prescription medication, are taking them out of boredom, constantly calling for presciption, or making false prescription papers to send to the pharmacy, then you are addicted to prescription drugs. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, 91 Americans die every day from prescription drug overdoses. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, 48 million people who are ages twelve and over use prescription drugs recreationally in the U.S. which is 20% of the country’s population. People tend to take opioids to treat pain as well…

I Suspect My Partner To Be a Sex Addict, What Do I Do?

I Suspect My Partner To Be a Sex Addict, What Do I Do?

Healthy and intimate sexual expression in a loving relationship is a sign of a healthy relationship, bringing fulfillment joy and stability to your personal life. Sadly for many people in Ireland and the UK a compulsive desire to experience the rush of endorphins released by the reward systems in our brain during sex, underminds the intimacy of a healthy sexual relationship. This compulsion is known as sex addiction, or ‘love addiction’. Sex addiction can lead to: thinking about sex compulsively, fixating on sex on an unhealthy level, seeking out sex compulsively, increased promiscuity, risk-taking, hurting those close to us, engaging…

The Irish rehab that offers the most patient facilities and services

Smarmore Castle Smarmore Castle is the third rehabilitation centre opened by Peter and Dr Margaret McCann that has been designed to help people recover successfully from drug, alcohol and behavioural addictions. Based in County Louth and within reach of Northern Ireland, we have successfully treated over 1200 people addicted to both drugs and alcohol. We define addiction as a chronic, relapsing disorder characterised by compulsive acting out, substance abuse or drinking. Untreated alcoholism or drug addiction destroys lives and families, and professional treatment is often needed. As addiction specialists, therapists and pioneers, we have spent a lifetime working on developing…

Drug Addiction and Eating Disorders

Hoarding and Substance Abuse

Collectors like to collect specific things in a variety of different shapes and styles such as bottle caps, paintings, baseball cards, posters, and much more. Hoarders collect unneeded items in fear of throwing anything away. When mixed with substance abuse, this bad combination needs to be treated before you lose control over not just your house but your life. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 3%-5% of the population hoards. The most common items are newspapers, clothing, packing materials, magazines, books, and animals. Majority of the time, hoarders just have an unhealthy habits of collecting items that they do…

Adderall Addiction

Adderall Addiction

Adderall is an addictive stimulant that tends to stimulate alertness and productivity. The effects of this drug are not like taking caffeine pills that help keep you awake but more like taking cocaine in which the consequences can be extreme and deadly. According to Addiction Center, there were almost sixteen million prescriptions for Adderall in 2012 which is triple the amount of prescriptions of 2008. When the signs of Adderall addiction are present, it is important to take control of your life by seeking treatment. While Adderall is to treat those who have ADHD and narcolepsy, many people take Adderall…

Drug Use Mixed with Pregnancy

Drug Use Mixed with Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, you are sharing everything with your unborn child. Whatever you eat, drink, and the same air and blood supply. Whenever you consume any substance, it is important to think about the child you are about to give birth to. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health says that 4.5% of women from age 15-44 have done drugs during their pregnancy. Doing drugs while pregnant can lead to some permanent and deadly consequences for your child. Using marijuana or crystal method can lead serious impacts on the baby. Cocaine cause cause your baby to have heart…

How Does an Addict Think?

How Does an Addict Think?

People can look at addicts and not understand why they do what they do when they are aware of the harmful consequences. It is easy to judge instead of taking the time to understand what an addict must have been thinking as they using. In order to better sympathize with addicts, it is important to see where they are coming from in their addiction in order to better help them. People can do drugs and alcohol because of peer pressure as they see friends and family drinking alcohol or doing drugs and seeing how much fun they are having. It…