internet addiction

Surfing the internet might seem innocent, but it can become a blackhole. This can lead to a device addiction. An addiction to the internet can be a scary thing, but there is a way out.  A device addiction isn’t just about scrolling along the internet. It takes over a large part of your life. It…

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Help the Helper - The Becoming Counseling

“An intelligent person can rationalize anything; a wise person doesn’t try” -Jen Knox   The focus of this particular post will be on love addiction in the age of the Corona Virus. Please keep in mind this is but a broad, general stroke about a complex issue; one that I hold close to my heart.…

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Caffeine Addiction

Many people enjoy beverages such as coffee, tea or soft drinks. One common ingredient these products share is a significant degree of caffeine. Though you might know about caffeine’s stimulant properties, you may not know that the chemical is addictive.     Caffeine Addiction Overview You may be someone who ingests caffeinated beverages to receive…

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Self Medication

Self Medication Basics As many as 60 percent of those who struggle with substance use disorder have a co-occurring mental health disorder (e.g. depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.). Many of these addicted individuals are not aware that they have a mental health disorder because of their self medication habits.  Self medication is when an individual has…

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In this digital day and age, social media plays a huge part in the daily life of many people. At this point, you and practically everyone you know probably has at least one account on a social media platform, whether that be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or something else. However, while most people simply enjoy…

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Understanding Internet Addiction Disorder - The Becoming Counseling

Internet Addiction Disorder   In a world dominated by social media posts, drama, and competition, it is no wonder the stress levels of internet users increases more and more each day. There are certainly useful tools and information to be found online and it is unrealistic to think that modern humans can function efficiently without…

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  Watching your local news or checking your social media feed, you’ve probably heard about the opioid epidemic, the nation’s current public health crisis. As death tolls from the crisis continue to rise dramatically every year, this is not an issue to be taken lightly or ignored. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over…

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  If you or a loved one have gone through a program in a drug or alcohol rehabilitation center, you know that much of the time spent in rehab focuses on preparing you for your move back home. This can be a dangerous and scary transition if you’re unprepared. Although throughout your stay in rehab…

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