When people hear the word addiction they almost always think of substance addiction first, but behavioral addictions are just as common and destructive. There are many types of behavioral addictions: gambling, shopping, hypersexuality, kleptomania, and even some eating disorders. There is a common misconception that ... Read More
Behavioral & Mental Health
Approximately 18.5% of adults in the U.S. have experienced mental illness. These disorders include depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder among others. This learning center explores the reality of mental health and the treatment needed. The stigma surrounding this issue prevents people from reaching out for quality help when a better life is possible. Our mental health licensed professionals treat patients with a variety of conditions and inform our topics found in this section.
Let's take a second and look at two common expressions which explain with great accuracy the condition and problematic goal of gambling. "The Deck is Stacked" The entire paradigm of gambling is a racket designed to create an addiction. As with any addictive substance, of course there are some people who escape an ... Read More
In possibly the most horrific and disturbing development of the already horrifying child doping scandal going on in Texas, the Florida chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is warning state officials that Florida is host to a law that is allowing child residents of Florida to be taken for a ... Read More
March Is Problem Gambling Awareness MonthMarch is Problem Gambling Awareness Month, and one man's struggle epitomizes the losses and destruction caused by gambling addiction. As reported by KCCI 8, one central Iowa man is sharing his story of recovery after years of compulsive gambling. The Ankeny resident, who ... Read More
Depression Linked to Increased Smoking According to a Psych Central article on depression and smoking, “Depression is associated with an increased frequency of smoking. Addicted smokers are characterized by preoccupation with smoking, abnormal attachment to cigarettes and anticipation of brain reward from the drugs in ... Read More
The Treatment of Addiction and Co-occurring Disorders in Drug Rehab Co-occurring disorders in drug rehab is when you have both a substance abuse problem and a mental health issue such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety. Co-occurring disorders used to be called dual diagnosis. Dealing with substance abuse, ... Read More