Addiction Articles

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...

What is Comorbidity? And How Can It Help You?

Comorbidity – it’s a strange sounding word that can seem intimidating. What does it mean if your mental health care worker or psychiatrist mentions comorbidity when explaining your psychological health? What is comorbidity? In the field of psychology, comorbidity means that you don’t just have one diagnosable mental health issue, but the symptoms of two...

Online Gambling Addiction- Should You Be Worried?

An addiction is anything that starts to consume your thoughts and negatively affect your relationships, career, and finances. And one of the fastest growing addictions at present is online gambling. Just some online fun, or are you actually gambling? No, you aren’t physically going to a casino or the races. But “just spending a few...