a teen wonders if he has an addictive personality

Do You Have an Addictive Personality?

The addictive personality is something that has often been mentioned, especially with regard to alcohol and drug use issues. You can struggle with addiction to many things, not all of them necessarily harmful. Despite the way it sounds, there is no one definitive addictive personality. Having these traits does not sentence a person to a…

a group argues about their addictive behaviors

5 Problematic Addictive Behaviors

Many people don’t realize addictive behaviors are the result of deeper, underlying issues. To make matters worse, there’s a common misconception that when substance use ends, you successfully reach recovery. However, learning to cope with the problematic thought processes and behaviors that led to addiction is paramount to your sobriety. Therefore, it’s important to take…

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is technically a kind of talk therapy. Someone can use cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to treat an addiction or a mental illness. By using the right CBT techniques, individuals can improve their mental health. How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work? Counselors use CBT techniques during a therapy session. This therapy can…

normal activities can become behavioral addictions

Normal Activities Can Become Behavioral Addictions

Planning a trip to Las Vegas? You don’t expect to become addicted to gambling. Going shopping for a new dress? You aren’t planning to really “shop ‘til you drop.” Checking your Facebook page? If you are like most Americans, you look at your smartphone regularly for email and social media updates. All of these activities…

girl is one of the young adults struggling with comorbidity

What The Young Adult Needs To Know About Comorbidity

A great many of those who are admitted to a young adult rehab program present with more than one disorder or illness, a phenomenon known as comorbidity. Any given young adult may have both emotional and substance use issues simultaneously, or they may have developed one prior to the other. Indeed, the two coexisting illnesses…