Social Anxiety Disorder Symptoms: Panic Attacks and Fear

Social anxiety disorder and social phobia involve an intense fear of social situations and being publicly judged or humiliated. Severe anxiety and panic attacks in the face of public or social activity are hallmarks of social anxiety disorder. Social anxiety symptoms cause people to avoid social or public activity, a disability that impairs careers, relationships

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What Causes Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a chronic disease characterized by a strong need or craving to consume alcohol, the inability to stop drinking once you’ve begun, psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms after stopping drinking, and an increasing tolerance to alcohol. There are genetic, psychological and environmental components to alcoholism. This is a progressive disease affecting about 30% of

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The Signs and Dangers of Cocaine Abuse: Know When Your Loved One Has a Drug Addiction

Cocaine addiction has dangerous effects. Learn how to spot the drug addiction in your loved one. Cocaine is a stimulant drug that has been one of the most popular drug addictions and a major part of emergency room visits. Most cocaine is harvested and created into a powder in South America and imported into the

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How to Use Self-Talk to Be Free From Addiction: Introspection Requires Rational and Honest Self-Talk

It is not possible to truly search one’s soul while thinking illogically. All addictive behavior motivates persons to base decisions about their behavior, at the current moment, on emotions and physical sensations. Thought processes for the addict have almost nothing to do with rational and logical thinking about the issue of whether to engage in

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Advice for People Considering Addiction Treatment at Thamkrabok

Wat Thamkrabok is an addiction treatment facility located in Thailand. This temple detox is highly regarded by the local population and in recent years there has been an increase in the number of individuals arriving from Western countries. Many of the foreigners who come to Wat Thamkrabok have tried other options and now see the

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The Stigma of Addiction: Jewish Addiction Services Help Abuse Victims with Cultural Barriers

Substance abuse statistics are lower than reported due to stigma attached to addictions. Jewish individuals believe shanda is deeply entrenched within their community. Stigma is what marks substance abuse as being shameful and forces many to hide their addiction. At a time in their lives when family needs to come together to help one another,

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