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Addicted to Exercise

Addicted to Exercise | exercise

When working out shifts from a healthy habit to obsession Do you think it would be great to love exercising so much you couldn’t quit? Does the image of a svelte waistline, slender hips, and shapely legs bring a smile to your face? Think again. That image of beauty may be an unrealistic, media-provoked goal.[…]

Are You ‘Addicted’ to Chaos?

Are You ‘Addicted’ to Chaos?

Is ‘chaos addiction’ another term for ‘workaholism’ or something different? Last year, three independent things happened that led me to write this article. Firstly, I received an email from one of my blog readers who wrote: “I’m a recovering addict. I still find that hard to admit even after time in therapy and the support of my[…]

Can You Be ‘Addicted’ to Water?

Can You Be Addicted to Water? | Willing Ways

A brief look at psychogenic polydipsia, hyponatraemia, and ‘aquaholism’ In May 2015, I went to the cinema with my oldest son to watch Mad Max: Fury Road. The reason I mention this is because one of the characters in the film (who live in a world where water is a scarce commodity) tells someone else not[…]

Are You an Achievement-Addicted Person?

Are You an Achievement-Addicted Person?

What is achievement addiction? How do you know if you have it? One of the most powerful motives that humans can possess is the drive to achieve.  Typically, we consider high achievement to be positive.  We encourage ourselves, and our children, to be high achievers.  But can we become too achievement-oriented, and cross over into[…]

How Many People Are Addicted to Exercise?

How Many People Are Addicted to Exercise? | Willing Ways

The Truth About Exercise Addiction. Many people become physically active to look and feel better and to get healthy. But physical activity may become addictive for a small number of people. So how many of us are at risk? Katherine Schreiber, co-author of The Truth About Exercise Addiction: Understanding the Dark Side of Thinspiration, is a New York City-based writer pursuing[…]

Addicted to Being Right!

Addicted to Being Right | Willing Ways

Our body makes a chemical choice about how to best protect itself. I’m sure it’s happened to you…  You’re in a tense team meeting trying to defend your position on a big project and start to feel yourself losing ground. Your voice gets louder. You talk over one of your colleagues and correct his point of view.[…]

Preventing Relapse Among Addicted Youth

Preventing Relapse Among Addicted Youth | Willing Ways

5 approaches that work in relapse prevention Relapse rates for addiction are notoriously high, falling between 40 and 60 percent according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The relapse rate is even higher among young adults, particularly those who began using drugs in early adolescence, have weak social support networks, abuse multiple drugs, or have co-occurring mental health disorders. These[…]

Can You Really Become Addicted to the Internet?

Can You Really Become Addicted to the Internet?

New study finds many college students are addicted to the Internet Imagine what it would be like not to have access to the Internet or your cell phone for 24 hours. To me the idea sounds wonderful; for many college students, however, such an idea sounds perverse. According to a University of Maryland study released last year,[…]

Is Gambling Addictive? What do addicted gamblers look like?

Is Gambling Addictive? What do addicted gamblers look like?

Casino gambling, unlike drinking, has no redeeming social value. The new American Psychiatric Association diagnostic manual, DSM-5, scheduled for publication in May 2013, for the first time specifies that an activity not involving a substance can be addictive – namely compulsive gambling. Of course, Charles O’Brien, who heads DSM-5’s Substance-Related Disorders Work Group, had to jump through intellectual and scientific[…]

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