Category Archives: Addictive Disorders

Compulsive Spending: Do You Have A Problem?

According to a Stanford University study, 17 million Americans or 6% of the population are compulsive spenders or shoppers.  Researchers from the University of Florida reported that the average compulsive spender is carrying $23,000 in debt (not including a home … Continue reading

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Do You Have An Addictive Disorder?

Most people associate addiction with alcohol, drugs or smoking, but millions of individuals suffer from numerous other types of addictions. Known collectively as addictive disorders, in addition to abuse of substances such as alcohol, drugs and smoking, individuals can also … Continue reading

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Are You A Compulsive Spender?

While many of us occasionally over-spend, compulsive spenders regularly over-spend to the point that it is negatively impacting other areas of their lives.   If you recognize that your shopping or spending feels out of control, the self-test below can help … Continue reading

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Help For Problem Gambling

Approximately two million adults in the U.S. meet the criteria for pathological gambling, and another four to six million are considered problem gamblers, according to the National Council on Problem Gambling. Due mainly to shame, denial and a desire to … Continue reading

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When Does Internet Use Become A Problem?

According to a study by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, one out of eight Americans exhibited at least one possible sign of problematic internet use.  The researchers found that: —  13.7 percent (more than one out of eight … Continue reading

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Is Compulsive Spending Creating Problems in Your Life?

According to a Stanford University study, 17 million Americans or 6% of the population are compulsive spenders or shoppers.  Researchers from the University of Florida reported that the average compulsive spender is carrying $23,000 in debt (not including a home … Continue reading

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