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Can You Be Addicted to Texting?

by Andrea Blundell Sometimes come out of a texting marathon to realise with shock an hour or more has passed? Or feel like your mood depends on hearing that ‘ping’ of a return text? Could you be addicted to texting? What is ‘harmful use’? If you aren’t sure if you are or aren’t addicted to...

Substance Abuse vs Addiction – What You Need to Know

Substance abuse vs addiction — what is the difference? And why does it matter? From use to abuse Substance use could be seen as a spectrum. At one end, you have someone who uses no substances. At the other, addiction. In the middle, people who use substances, but it’s not negatively affecting their life. Substance...

When Do Bad Habits Become Addictions?

by Andrea Blundell Have a sneaky feeling that one of your bad habits might be getting out of control? It’s worth learning the difference between habit and addiction. But it’s not addictive Isn’t it? Just because your behaviour is not a typical addiction like alcohol, drugs, or gambling, or because everyone else around you uses...