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Health Risks of Sex Addiction

Health Risks of Sex Addiction

Sexual addiction is having constant sexual thoughts and sexual behaviours in order for your brain to feel rewarded. This can involve having one night stands or multiple sex partners, looking at porn, sex with prostitutes, or an excessive amount of masturbation. There can be a number of reasons why you have a sex addiction whether it is a higher rate of testosterone or estrogen, past sexual abuse, making yourself feel better, etc. Those with a sex addiction need to get help or they will have to suffer life impacting consequences. According to the Departmental Management of the USDA, 38% of…

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?

Sex addiction can range from private behaviours at home to risky behaviours in public which can solicit criminal accusations. If you suspect your partner to be a sex addict, here are the three steps to take. Ireland is facing a growing problem with sex addiction throughout the country. Smarmore Castle offers private residential treatment with specialised programmes for sex addiction. Utilizing the Castle Craig model, our programmes include regular Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous meetings, therapeutic work with attachment theory, and more. Through residential treatment, your partner will learn about sex addiction and their underlying issues which contribute to sexually…

How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System? Blood, Hair, Urine

How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System?

Crack & cocaine linger far longer in your system than you would think Blood:      2 days Saliva:      2 days Urine:       4 days Hair:         90 days We are talking about metabolism, how fast the body removes cocaine’s toxins. A single line of cocaine can stay in your system and show up on a drug test five days later. However, if you’re a long-term and/or heavy user, traces of the drug can be found many months or even years after complete cessation. Sometimes up to 90 days. How can I remove traces of…

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System? Blood, Breath, Hair, Urine

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System? Blood, Breath, Hair, Urine

The process of alcohol metabolism is a complex one, and there is no straightforward answer to how long alcohol stays in your system. As a guideline, you may have heard that a person processes about 1 unit of alcohol per hour. For a guesstimate, this is pretty accurate. Of course, how much you drink will determine how long alcohol remains in the body, but one’s weight, gender, metabolism, tolerance and other factors will affect it as well. The Process of Alcohol leaving your body After being consumed, alcohol first makes its way into your stomach, where about 20% is directly…

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…

Alcoholism in Ireland

Alcoholism in Ireland

Because of St. Patrick’s Day, it is a common stereotype that when Americans think of Ireland, they imagine heavy drinking at the pub. It is true that Ireland does have a bad case of alcoholism. According to Alcohol Action Ireland, from 1960-2001, 4.9 litres to 14.3 litres of alcohol have been drunk per person for those aged fifteen and over. Ireland has suffered deadly consequences in economic loss and injury/death because of the growing alcohol problem. According to the World Health Organization, Ireland has the second highest rate of binge drinking. The National Alcohol Diary Survey says that 150,000 are…

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Compassion is a very important emotion for all people to experience in order to help those who are suffering. We need to be able to recognize suffering and to lend a helping hand. Compassion-focused therapy promotes mental and emotional healing by encouraging compassion in themselves and others. Compassion is a very important quality to have as a human being. It can help open your heart and make you realize that you are not alone in any problems you are experiencing. Compassion can also improve your health by strengthening your immune system, lowering your stress and depression, and can help you…

Bibliotherapy to Help You Learn About Yourself and Others

Bibliotherapy to Help You Learn About Yourself and Others

Bibliotherapy is when children, teens, and adults read a variety of books, both fiction and nonfiction, in order to educate and help treat any mental disorders. This supplemental use of therapy goes back to Ancient Egyptians as they acknowledged the power of words and felt like a library was a house for healing the soul. The library of Ancient Greeks were considered sacred. In World War I and II, books were used to help soldiers returning from war to deal with the physical and emotional effects they went through. Abraham Lincoln even felt that books helped present empathy and shared…

Extreme Behaviors in Love Addiction

Extreme Behaviors in Love Addiction

Sex addiction is when the person is addicted to engaging in sexual behaviors 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 in their primary target can be deadly if not treated. People with…

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…