DEPRESSION & ADDICTION: SIGNS, SYMPTOMS & TREATMENT
Nearly a quarter of American adults in 2020 had a form of mental illness, with mood and anxiety disorders being some of the most common. Depression and addiction commonly co-occur, and each condition can complicate the other.
The Boca Recovery Center has created a comprehensive depression and addiction resource guide: DEPRESSION & ADDICTION: SIGNS, SYMPTOMS & TREATMENT to spread awareness, understanding, and treatment options.
GAMBLING ADDICTION HELP GUIDE
An unfortunate consequence of the pandemic and other recent social & economic stressors is the severe affect on psychological well-being. Mental health problems are worsening and addictive behaviors are escalating.
Statistics are showing a spike specifically in problem gambling.
Dismally, access to mental health treatment has been curtailed. The GAMBLING ADDICTION HELP GUIDE may be used as a starting point to provide help to those who are seeking information about gambling problems. The guide discusses gambling addiction signs and symptoms and it also includes a list of references to state-approved programs, in addition to other local options.
Informative Web Pages
Alcohol Abuse & Addiction
Boca Recovery Center
Compulsive Gamblers Hub
Mental Health and Well-being
Online Support Groups
Substance Abuse and Addiction
National Institute on Drug Abuse
By Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend
Does your life feel like it's out of control? Perhaps you feel like you have to say yes to everyone's requests. Maybe you find yourself readily taking responsibility for others' feelings and problems. Or perhaps you focus so much on being loving and unselfish that you've forgotten your own limits and limitations. Or maybe it's all of the above. In the New York Times bestseller, Boundaries, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend help you learn when to say yes and know how to say no in order to take control of your life and set healthy, biblical boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, parents, co-workers, and even yourself.
By Byron Brown
Whether we call it the inner critic, superego, or just plain nag, most of us have a "judge within" who's constantly on our case. A comprehensive guide to understanding how the inner critic works, this book offers practical, positive suggestions for breaking free of it. Using straightforward language and examples from everyday life, Byron Brown shows: Where the inner judge came from. How it operates. Why it trips us up. Why we believe we need it. How to develop awareness of it. How to disengage from it. The "soul qualities" we can develop to weaken its influence. Each chapter begins with an episode of the "Frank and Sue story", dramatically illustrating how the inner critic works; each chapter ends with a simple exercise designed to help the reader move along the path of self-discovery
By Judy Tatelbaum
Written with wisdom, warmth, and clarity, this inspirational and practical handbook offers tools for overcoming problems and enjoying more fulfilling lives. Judy Tatelbaum contends that while hurt is inevitable in life, suffering is not. We cannot control our circumstances and tragedies, but we can choose how much we suffer over them. The author suggests "We can use powerful experiences like losses, illness, hardship, and disappointment as stepping stones to our own growth."
By Ross Rosenberg
Since the dawn of civilization, men and women have been magnetically and irresistibly drawn together into romantic relationships, not so much by what they see, feel and think, but more by invisible forces. When individuals with healthy emotional backgrounds meet, the irresistible “love force” creates a sustainable, reciprocal and stable relationship. Codependents and emotional manipulators are similarly enveloped in a seductive dreamlike state; however, it will later unfold into a painful “seesaw” of love, pain, hope and disappointment. The soul mate of the codependent’s dreams will become the emotional manipulator of their nightmares. Readers of the Human Magnet Syndrome will better understand why they, despite their dreams for true love, find themselves hopelessly and painfully in love with partners who hurt them. This book will guide and inspire both the layman and the professional.
INFORMATIVE VIDEO CLIPS
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~ Peace and Blessings.
~ Peace and Blessings.