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Month: August 2013

Compulsive Gambling Devastating to Health

In many ways, gambling addiction is one of the least understood forms of psychological dependency. While most people do realize that gambling to excess is likely to cause severe financial problems, very few understand the deep and profoundly consequences that compulsive gambling can have on the physical and mental health of those whose obsession with …

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An Interview with Becca Davis, Residential Manager

When Becca Davis was a young girl, she knew exactly what she wanted to be when she grew up: a singer, hairstylist and counselor, all rolled into one. Decades later, life propelled her into the counseling field and she found a position that allows her to do what she loves.

Smartphone Addiction Can Lead to Edgy, Overweight Teens

Kat is an entrepreneur; she opened a bakery on her own and is working hard to get the business off the ground. She spends nights baking pastries and breads for the next morning, and though she does this from her home kitchen, she’s often preoccupied. She and her children are together, but somehow not together.

Food Can Be As Addictive as Drugs, Study Finds

To say that a food addiction is no different from a heroin addiction seems a little extreme. However, new research is showing just how similar all addictions are. Whether you can’t put down the doughnut, or you crave cocaine, there are things going on in your brain that are at the core of your addiction.

Outdoor Therapy Can Help Troubled Teens Break Vicious Cycle

Outdoor therapy, also known as wilderness or adventure therapy, is a form of psychotherapy that’s used to treat individuals who suffer from mental or emotional issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and drug addiction. In some cases, the term also refers to a form of physical therapy that uses the outdoors to promote …

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