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Many people would be able to agree that addiction is a type of disease that is very difficult to live with.

Most of the time, addiction can affect all aspects of someone’s life and that includes the people around them.

Friends and family of the person who is suffering from this affliction may want to help them but might not know how or where to start. Helping anyone with these issues can be a difficult thing to do, but the help that you provide might just be the one thing that could help them break from their addiction for good.

How to Quit Smoking Using Three Straightforward Steps

By | 2018-01-17T21:15:04+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Categories: Health & Wellness, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , |

If you are wondering how to quit smoking without putting too much pressure on yourself, here is a three-step strategy for you to try. Quitting smoking may be one of the most obvious ways to improve health, but it’s certainly not one of the easiest. Two of the major obstacles is the psychological hold the smoking habit can have on the mind and the body’s response to withdrawal from nicotine. Instead of trying to quit cold turkey or using methods with low success rates, smokers

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What Is Internet Addiction and How to Recognize If You Might Be Suffering

By | 2018-02-11T02:04:58+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , |

Internet addiction is one of the numerous mental health conditions that affect people today. It makes sense why, since we live in the society which cultivates a constant need for validation. Without a doubt, the internet and social media have changed the way we live. However, there’s definitely a dark side to the internet, and prolonged social media use can oftentimes be quite damaging. Just think about the addictive reward cycles of notifications and likes. You can easily find yourself spending more time online than

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How to Reduce Your Phone Usage So It Doesn’t Take over Your Life

By | 2018-01-16T22:26:04+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , |

It seems that it is time to make an effort to cut down our phone usage. Most Americans spend more than five hours a day staring at their smartphones. If you are clocking the recommended eight hours of rest each evening, that means that almost one-third of your 16 waking hours is consumed by phone usage. This marks a 20 percent increase in mobile phone use since 2015, prompting many to question: Am I too obsessed with my smartphone? The Center for Internet Addiction reports that technology

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7 Warning Signs That You Have a Social Media Addiction

By | 2017-09-01T18:27:25+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Social life|Tags: , , , |

Social media addiction is more real and dangerous than you could imagine. Could you be suffering? Here are some signs to help you find out. Do you constantly reach for your phone? Do you get that sense of panic when you can’t find it? Are your friends and family constantly competing for your attention? These are some of the signs of social media addiction. Social media has integrated itself into every aspect of our lives, and Instagram has found to be one of the worst

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Warning Signs of Compulsive Lying In A Relationship

By | 2017-12-25T12:52:57+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Relationships & Social Life, Social life|Tags: , , , , |

Everyone lies. When someone asks you 'How was your day?" you may reply "Good, and yours?' You're fibbing if your boss just rapped you on the head because of a failed project. Everyone lies to avoid conflict or awkward social situations, but some people do it compulsively. Of course, it damages relationships. How would you know if your partner engages in compulsive lying? What is Pathological or Compulsive Lying? Compulsive or pathological lying (pseudologia fantastica) describes a condition in which a person lies all the

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Signs of Smartphone Addiction: Have You Become a Slave of Your Phone?

By | 2017-04-08T13:53:34+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Science & Technology|Tags: , , |

There is a new era contagious additions. A fingertip away. The SMARTPHONE addiction. It gradually prowls its way to anywhere and everywhere, not exclusive to the techno-savvy as per initial introduction. It weaves its way to become a key life necessity. And yes, not many can do without one. The first touches and you are hooked, for you can easily get hooked….for life. Why? Because it overtakes life, you need it to socialize, keep contact, message, and all the rest. Many are aware that over

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These Common Food Cravings Could Actually Mean You Are Deficient of Essential Nutrients

By | 2017-11-24T22:20:12+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Categories: Food and Nutrition, Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , |

There are many times when cravings just appear, unexpectedly, and there is no actual hunger. What are the causes of these sudden food cravings? These are the most common types: Classical conditioning Places and people can trigger off cravings for certain types of food. We are all victims of this category of cravings. Like craving pizza on movie nights at a certain time, out of habit. Once you are aware of the habit, it can be easy to steer away from it. Once you figure

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3 Troubling Differences between the Current Generation of Children and That of Past Decades

By | 2017-11-19T11:37:19+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Family & Parenting, Lifestyle, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

When comparing the current generation of children to that of past decades, it’s easy to see some troubling differences. Many of these differences are the result of new technology that just wasn’t available in the recent past and therefore was not a problem until now. Three of the main differences between the current generation and children of the past is the addiction to technology, health problems and loss of independence. Addiction to technology can be seen in many forms, from kids constantly looking down at their

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