I have a bit of experience with gambling addiction. When I was just a few days old, I was given up for adoption. In my 20's I met my birth mother. She told me that my grandfather was a gambling addict. Now, I am not referring to the classic "he lost all the family money". I am … Continue reading How do you gamble … minus the addiction?
When I was drunk or high, there was an easy way to tell if I was telling the truth ... words were coming out of my mouth. Read the rest of the story on our main site. Our 800RecoveryHub site offers free and confidential help
Sex and love addiction has the same progressive patterns as other addictions. The sexual addict struggles to control their behaviors, and feels guilt over their constant failure and lack of "willpower". Their loss of self-esteem get bigger and this fuels the need to escape even further into their addictive behaviors. This cycle will repeat. A sense of powerlessness … Continue reading Sex and Love Addiction
I am looking outside my office window, which overlooks the Las Vegas strip. In this town, gambling, alcoholism, and addiction can be seen from all angles. The rest of this article can be read on the blog from our main website. The link is above.
If you are a non-medical person (like me) understanding how the DSM categorizes different forms of addiction, can be very confusing. What is the DSM? The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard used to classify mental disorders. It is used by doctors and mental health professionals in the United States. The DSM … Continue reading Addiction and DSM-5
Any game of chance or skill that is played for money is gambling. For some people, gambling can be as dangerous and addictive as drugs.