Addiction

Addiction is a chronic disorder with biological, psychological, emotional, social, environmental, and other factors influencing its development and maintenance. An individual who struggles with addiction uses a substance or engages in prolific behavior that satisfies them enough to repeat the behavior despite monumental and detrimental consequences. Addiction may involve the use of substances such as... Continue Reading →

Athletes and Stigma

As someone who played sports all their life it is no surprise in hearing about the negativity athletes face when they speak up about their own mental health and seeking help. All athletes handle stress, pressure, discipline, and even success in different ways; but that doesn’t exempt professional athletes from being immune to mental illnesses... Continue Reading →

What is an addiction?

What is an addiction? According to the American Psychiatric Association, Addiction is a brain disease that is expressed by compulsive substance use. An individual suffering from an addiction has an urge on using a certain substance(s), such as drugs or alcohol. There are many reasons why people begin to abuse a substance(s), including: feeling pleasure,... Continue Reading →

¿Qué es una adicción?

Según la Asociación Estadounidense de Psiquiatría, la adicción es una enfermedad cerebral que se expresa mediante el uso compulsivo de sustancias. Una persona que sufre de una adicción siente la necesidad de consumir ciertas sustancias, como drogas o alcohol. Hay muchas razones por las que las personas comienzan a abusar de una (s) sustancia (s),... Continue Reading →

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