addictions

SMOKE FREE PLEASE! – TIP

Here are some simple affirmations to kick out a smoking habit!When I smoke, I am and idiotI am destroying my health if I smokeI will never buy or accept cigaret...

ALCOHOL DYNAMICS – NOTE

Initial ideasThere is lots of short term gratification in drinking alcohol.Here is what one person was mentioning:It makes me happyIt numbs me ( http://en....

Get rid of an addiction

Get rid of an addictionThe best to get rid of an addiction is to focus on something better than that. Most addictions are self destructive. They literally destr...

I am in the middle of an financial crisis

Here are some key ideas to handle a financial crisis:Drastically reduce your running costsShift your standards to what you can afford right nowBe realistic!Don'...

How to kick a masturbation addiction

If you are definitely within the "addicted" territory and you know it, you kick out a masturbation addiction in the exact same way as you would kick out any oth...

Masturbation? – How much is too much

There is no given rule of course.It is really up to you.If you are desperate to regain control over your sex life because you masturbate and lose semen every da...

Masturbation and guilt

Guilt is close to useless.It does not help!So, if you remove the guilt feeling which creates probably 80% of anypotential negative impact of a masturbation sess...

Masturbation + ejaculating too frequently

Yes! This can happen.Again, it is an addiction if you know it is too frequent for you, want to stop but can't.sexual stimulation IS HEALTHY.There is nothing wro...

Positive addictions?

Yes!Definitely!If you can't stand missing the gym or you must eat healthy every day, it can feel on the edge of being alienating...But, the positive effects of ...

Perfectionism?

Perfectionism? Addiction? Mental disorder?Associating perfectionism with a mental disorder sounds a bit strong.Perfectionism is not a "clinical term" so I don't...

Overspending

Overspending can be totally alienating.Why? Because it stresses you up and forces you to try earning more and more to finance an expensive life style....

Alcohol abuse

Alcohol abuse, as described in the DSM-IV, is a psychiatric diagnosis describing the use of alcoholic beverages despite negative consequences. It is differentia...

Addiction recovery groups – LINKS

There are a variety of addiction recovery groups and methods other than those that follow the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.Pagans ...

Twelve step program – LINK

A Twelve-step program is a set of guiding principles for recovery from addictive, compulsive, or other behavioral problems, originally developed by the fellowsh...

Pathological gambling – LINK

Extreme cases of problem gambling may cross over into the realm of mental disorders. Pathological gambling was recognized as a psychiatric disorder in the DSM-I...

Gambling addiction – LINK

Problem gambling is an urge to gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. The term is preferred to compulsive gambling among many profess...

Oniomania – Shopping addiction – LINK

Oniomania (from Greek onios = "for sale" : coined by German psychiatrist Emil Kraepelin) also known as shopping addiction or shopaholism, is the compulsive desi...

Sexual addiction – LINK

Sexual addiction, also called sexual compulsion is a postulated form of psychological addiction.There is no consensus in the medical community that sexual addic...

Addictive behavior – LINK

Addictive behavior is any activity, substance, object, or behavior that has become the major focus of a person's life to the exclusion of other activities, or t...

Physical addictions – IDEAS

Physical addictions would be:DrugsAlcoholCigarettesCoffeeEmotional eatingSexual addictionCompulsive shoppingGamblingInternet addiction http://en.wikipedia.org/w...

Infatuation = Addictive love – IDEAS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InfatuationInfatuation is the state of being completely carried away by unreasoning passion or love; addictive love. Infatuation us...

Limerence = Having a crush – IDEAS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limerencelimerance is an involuntary cognitive and emotional state in which a person feels an intense romantic desire for another p...

Jealousy – IDEAS

Jealousy is of course another type of obsessive fixation.Yes! It can be seen within the addiction light as well.There is a total and permanent need to control s...

Obsessive love – IDEAS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessive_loveObsessive love is as well a form of addiction. It is along the same line as unrequited love of course, even though ev...

Addictions – Links

Addiction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaAddictions.org - Recovery for Drug or Alcohol Addiction and Moreaddictions.co.uk : Information on alcohol addiction,...