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Signs of a Functioning Alcoholic

When many people think of someone they love being an alcoholic, they may picture someone who is drinking so much that their life seems to be falling apart. However, that image is not always accurate. Many people appear to be fine though they consistently abuse alcohol. These people are high-functioning alcoholics. On the outside, these…

What is a Behavioral Addiction

What is a Behavioral Addiction?

When people think of addictions, most of the time, they think about people abusing drugs or alcohol. Sadly, this is not always the case. Many people often suffer from behavioral addictions. Unlike other addictions, there is no substance at work. Instead, the person becomes addicted to repeating specific actions over and over again. These actions…

Eating Disorders and Young Adults

Eating Disorders and Young Adults

Like many other mental health conditions, eating disorders are prevalent across a wide array of social backgrounds, genders, and ages. However, in most cases, they occur in adolescence and young adulthood. Today, millions of young adults are battling eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. If they don’t find recovery services and address…

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Signs You Could Be Codependent

The term ‘codependency’ was originally used in referring to the partners of alcoholics, who took on the role of caretaker for the alcoholic’s issues, destructive behaviors, and emotional needs. Though this was the original use for the term, it was observed by researchers that the characteristics of codependency were ‘much more prevalent in the general…