Is Gaming Addiction a Real Mental Health Disorder?
The 11th revision of the ICD added "gaming disorder" as a potential mental health diagnosis. Is this controversial decision the way forward in treating technology abuse? How will clinicians diagnose and treat the condition?
Understanding Substance Abuse, Addiction, Tolerance, Dependence and Withdrawal
A basic introduction to the definitions of drug abuse, addiction, tolerance, dependence and withdrawal. Recovery from substance use disorders is also discussed.
What Is Video Game Addiction and How Do You Treat It?
Playing video games for many can be an innocent form of entertainment, and many can game without developing problems. The intent of this article is to provide information about the pitfalls—the "dark side"—to video gaming, and the growing addiction concerns.
The Psychology Query Issue 7 - Addict vs. Person With Addiction: Does the Term Matter?
Labeling those with addictions can dehumanize them. The term "addict"suggests everything about the person results from the addiction, whereas "person with an addiction" puts the person first.
How to Recognize If Someone You Know May Have a Gambling Addiction
What are the signs and symptoms of a gambling addiction? Learn how to recognize if someone you know might have a problem.
Am I an Alcoholic? Clear-Cut Signs You Might Have a Drinking Problem
Have you ever wondered if you might be an alcoholic? Learn about some of the signs that indicate you may have a problem.
Using Mindfulness Techniques in Substance Abuse Treatment
If there is an opposite of addiction, it might be mindfulness. While addiction often involves running from feelings and numbing pain, mindfulness involves learning to stay with and accept pain and discomfort. Practicing mindfulness skills during treatment can help maintain sobriety beyond treatment.