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addiction

Food & nutrition
July 5, 2015

Is food addiction real?

You start each day with a promise to yourself that you’ll eat properly; you prepare whatever you’ll need for a healthy lunch and snack at work, setting out with the best intentions. But the moment something goes wrong – an angry client, a system glitch, a tense meeting – all you can think of is: “Do I want a chocolate or a doughnut?” Food addiction is real, and it affects more people than you think. (more…)
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Addiction
June 4, 2015

It’s easy to be an addict

No one wants to be a drug-addict, but you’d be surprised how easily you can end up there. What may start as "just one try" could lead you down a far more dangerous path, not to mention the damage you could cause if you're high. Here are some common ways on how you could become an addict…and, we suggest you AVOID them at all cost: (more…)
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Addiction
March 27, 2015

Are you really addicted?

For years we’ve been led to believe that an addiction is simply a chemical reaction in your brain. It’s not wrong, but it’s not completely right either. Over the years, the results of numerous studies have raised many factors regarding addiction, specifically drug addiction. Which begs the question, what really makes you addicted? The answer still isn’t black and white. (more…)
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Mental & Emotional Health
February 12, 2014

Do you have an addictive personality?

Addictive personalities tend have certain behaviours or habits in common, for example they might be attention seeking, compulsive and impulsive. If you find yourself answering yes to more than half of the questions in our quiz, then it might indicate that you are at risk of, or already indulging in addictive behaviours. According to Dr Thomson from Hello Doctor, everyone possess’ the ability to become addicted to something at some stage in our lives, and this is worse if you are genetically predisposed to an addiction, for example alcohol or drugs. (more…)
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Smoking
January 9, 2014

Almost 1 billion smokers world wide

Here’s a scary statistic: According to the BBC, there are now an estimated 1 BILLION tobacco smokers in the world. This, despite strong worldwide awareness and anti-smoking campaigns, extensive research and new tobacco laws put in place to promote quitting and help prevent people from picking up the habit. (more…)
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