Everyone has different cravings for food, but when your craving becomes overwhelming, and you lose control, you can fall into food addiction. Like drug addiction, food addiction involves uncontrollable urges that only cease when you have a fix. Although food isn’t as dangerous as addictive drugs, … [Read more...] aboutThe Damaging Effects of Food Addictions
The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) reports a “definite connection between mental illness and the use of addictive substances.” Most will not dispute that untreated mental illness can (and does) lead to self-medication. When people self-medicate, they often turn to addictive substances – … [Read more...] aboutSubstance Abuse & Addiction Are Mental Illnesses
Commonly prescribed and addictive prescription drugs are a hot topic. And it’s no wonder why when you consider just a few proven facts. Did you know that 55% of Americans regularly take a prescription medication? People using doctor prescribed meds usually take an average of … [Read more...] aboutThe Most Commonly Prescribed and Addictive Prescription Drugs
With the drug epidemic gripping our nation, the focus on its causes has never been sharper. Prescription drugs and how they are prescribed has become a hot topic, particularly questions like why do doctors prescribe potentially addictive drugs to their patients? Previously, we covered 10 of the … [Read more...] aboutWhy Do Doctors Prescribe Potentially Addictive Drugs?