Chocolate might be Better than Sex, but What About when You’ve Overdosed?
Who doesn’t love chocolate? But how much did YOU eat by Valentine’s Day? According to Nielsen’s, we buy more than 58 million pounds of chocolate candy during Valentine’s week alone, about $345 million worth. That’s just over 5 percent of total chocolate sales for the whole year.
Do you keep your partner or spouse in the dark about your porn viewing?
Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of "The Law of Sobriety" which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your free E books at www.sherrygaba.com Contact Sherry for webinars, teleseminars, coaching packages and speaking engagements.
Learn how women make bad choices in men and how they can correct the problem at all levels.
Sherry Gaba LCSW, Psychotherapist, Life & Recovery Coach is featured Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of "The Law of Sobriety" which uses the law of attraction to recover from any addiction. Please download your free E books at www.sherrygaba.com. Contact Sherry for webinars, teleseminars, coaching packages and speaking engagements.
Falling in love can feel like getting high, and a split can be like withdrawal. Here's how to cope.
Think you might be addicted to love? It turns out everyone is to some degree — biologically speaking, of course. It's no coincidence that falling in love can literally be as euphoric as getting high, and getting dumped feels like you're crashing. The brain is hardwired to recognize amorous feelings as a reward, just as it does when introduced to potentially addictive substances. Likewise, your brain doesn't want to let love go — just like an addict's brain craves drugs and alcohol — and physically withdraws when love is taken away. In other words, love hurts...literally.
Addictive personality disorder is an underlying part of ADD. Why do so many suffer from it?
Are you a work-out fiend or a shopacholic? Can you go a whole day without searching on the Internet or looking at your e-mails?
Do you have difficulty reading a whole book, or do you hyper focus and then get irritated when someone attempts to get your attention? There are many ways to be addicted which go unnoticed. Perhaps the source of yours is ADD.
Addiction to sex, alcohol, drugs, food, shopping, texting & hoarding is skyrocketing. What's Not?
Have you heard, now there’s even an “election addiction”? Aren’t you glad we’re through with that one for right now?
But, seriously, addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, sex, smoking, shopping, video games, gambling, hoarding, work, cutting, texting and social media just keeps accelerating. It’s staggering, what in the world is happening to us?
Do you doubt the legitimacy of sex addiction? Here's why you shouldn't.
The controversy surrounding whether or not a person suffers from a sexual addiction will continue for a long time. The inclusion of hypersexual disorder in the DSM-5 will not diagnose everyone with a sexual problem, as many fear, but it will give legitimacy to the problem and allow people to get help.
Learn how to spot the signs of this condition and identify whether or not you're addicted.
There are different types of addictions, some more serious than others. Hard core addictions to things like drugs and alcohol are clearly the most severe and warrant cause for concern.
On the flip side, there are people that consider themselves addicts to things like coffee, eating and shopping. While not as serious, these do qualify as addictions all the same to a certain extent. There is even such a thing as being addicted to the Internet. That should be no surprise, as the numbers of online users continues to grow each year.
This expert describes the prevalence and seriousness of sex addiction.
Unlike for alcohol or drug addiction, there is no formal diagnosis for sex addiction in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic Statistic Manual (DSM IV). According to Chester Schmidt, chair of the DSM-IV Sexual Disorder Work Group, there is "no scientific data to support a concept of sexual behavior that can be considered addictive." Schmidt believed that what is called sex addiction is more likely a symptom of other psychological problems like depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or bipolar disorder.