Tag Archives: Signs and Symptoms

Excessive Smartphone Use: Do I Have an Addiction?

Woman using her smartphone Contributor: Roseann Rook, CADC Clinical Addictions Specialist Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Take a good look around; you will likely observe that most people are using a smartphone in some capacity. It is not uncommon to see that people are looking downward on their smartphone screens, mindlessly scrolling while out at restaurants, when waiting for [...]
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Biological Factors that Influence Addiction

Man in a field There are various factors that contribute to addiction. Some are genetic, others environmental, or learned, and some biological. For this article, we will be focusing on the biological factors that influence addiction. Addiction is a serious disease that can impair, delay, or stunt brain development. Imaging studies of the brain in drug-addicted participants, have shown [...]
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Signs That Might Indicate You Have a Food Addiction

Eating food 35% of adults in the US are obese, but a study published in Frontiers in Psychiatry found that 10% of underweight participants met the criteria for a food addiction [1]. Addiction is typically associated with drugs or alcohol, but research has shown that food addictions activate the same reward and pleasure areas of our brain [...]
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Internet and Computer Addiction: Recognizing the Signs

Couple with computer addiction The Internet is a highly useful tool in everyday life, and detecting an addiction can be difficult, which is complicated by the fact that Internet Addiction has not been adapted by the DSM-V Classification system [8]. It is important to be educated on the signs and symptoms of an addiction and how that differs from [...]
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Mushroom Abuse Among Teenagers: Tips for Parents

Girl in the grass Over 75 species of mushrooms are known and to be found in the United states which contain Psilocybin or psilocin mushrooms, which come from the family Psilocybe. These are naturally occurring ingredients and are extremely hallucinogenic chemicals. Once ingested, the individual can experience an overwhelming psychedelic trip [1, 3]. Psilocybin is defined as a Schedule [...]
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