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Are recovered addicts better therapists?

“To be or not to be” –William Shakespeare.

A true dilemma for a recovered addict, who is now actually capable of being a counsellor.

De-addiction is very hard, but just as rewarding. Nothing can be as satisfying and gratifying than leading a normal productive life and fulfilling the moral obligation of giving back to the society – helping the addicted brethren and leading them toward a clean and normal life.

Gambling Addiction – What happens inside the brain?

Gambling is all about having fun and thrill for that next big win, surely with losing or winning every now and then. For some of us, gambling is a thrill that keeps us going, but for some it can be devastating – it can turn into something beyond just entertainment. Gambling can seriously interfere with the quality of life and lead to serious financial and other problems.

10 Signs you need professional help for alcoholism

Society often projects alcohol as a fun and social substance that makes our lives better, but this is not the case for everyone. It’s hard to know when our habit turns into an addiction and even harder to know when we should ask for help.

In case you have crossed the line, treatment for alcoholism is easily available, and it can help you get your life back.

Here are some signs that indicate it’s time to seek professional help:

Feeling helpless? Get a new life to your loved one through a rehab

Addiction is a very often used word. Addiction to TV, addiction to playing games on any device, addiction to certain foods, alcohol addiction and drug addiction are loosely used. Colloquially, it means craving or a significant degree of obsession. When the craving or obsession hits the highest levels where a person cannot function without it, when it becomes all pervasive, that is the onset of addiction.

Dangerous effects of mixing alcohol and energy drinks

For the past many years, studies and research have been observing the phenomena of drinkers mixing alcohol and energy drinks. This could have seriously negative health effects. This negative effect works in a specific fashion. As per the results of a study by Hope Trust India, combining energy drinks such as Red Bull with alcohol brings down the inherent safety net that our body has against over-drinking. This means that combining energy drink and liquor makes the drinker drink more without seeming or feeling intoxicated.

Effects of amphetamine abuse on the body

Amphetamine belongs to a group of stimulants that act on central nervous system. These are known to bring along an incremental state of wakefulness, energy, attention, concentration, sociability, self-confidence, improved mood, and a fall in appetite. Medically Amphetamine is prescribed for ADHD and some other disorders. Amphetamine has a calming effect on people and is therefore often prescribed for narcolepsy, depression and obesity.