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.
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.