Compulsive Gambling and Anxiety

A Harvard Health article Self-Help Exercises for Anxiety to Relieve the Gambling Urge Gambling problems are related to other underlying issues such as anxiety, stress, and difficulties with impulse control or substance abuse. Easy-to-apply strategies can end the impulse to gamble, as well as avoid slips and relapses. Gambling and anxiety Many people gamble as …

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Almost Alcoholic

A Harvard Health article Is My (or My Loved One’s) Drinking a Problem? It is very possible to have a drinking problem that is not defined or described as “Alcoholic.” Many people use alcohol to deal with stress but do not realize that it exacerbates the problems in their lives. There are techniques and therapies …

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Opioid Addiction

A Harvard Health article Tips for Treatment and Recovery Understanding the problem These days, it’s nearly impossible to ignore the toll that opioid addiction is taking on everyday people. As a society, we are used to hearing about celebrities grappling with addiction or overdosing on prescription medications. But we still stop short when we hear …

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Understanding Addiction

A Harvard Health article New Insights into the Causes of Addiction Addiction involves craving for something intensely, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences. Addiction changes the brain, first by subverting the way it registers pleasure and then by corrupting other normal drives such as learning and motivation. …

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Cutting and Self-Harm

anxiety Do you want to stop hurting yourself? Learn about self-injury and how you can feel better without harming yourself. What is self-harm? Self-harm can be a way of dealing with deep distress and emotional pain. It may help you express feelings you can’t put into words, distract you from your life, or release emotional …

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Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Health

addiction Dealing with co-occurring disorders? Learn how to tackle addiction when you’re also dealing with depression, anxiety, or another mental health problem. The link between substance abuse and mental health When you have both a substance abuse problem and a mental health issue such as depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety, it is called a co-occurring …

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Social Media and Mental Health

teen issues While many of us enjoy staying connected on social media, excessive use can fuel feelings of anxiety, depression, isolation, and FOMO. Here’s how to modify your habits and improve your mood. Coronavirus update At this time of social distancing and isolation, social media can be an invaluable tool for keeping you in touch …

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