Tag: behavior

  • Internet addiction – Epidemic or fad?

    By Adi Jaffe, Ph.D., and Yalda Uhls, MA, MBA 1 in 3 people consider the Internet to be as important as air, water, food and shelter. Given how intensely people feel about this technology, is it any wonder that some psychologists are convinced that Internet addiction is a real pathology?  True, claiming that people are […]

  • Pathological Gambling – Is it an addiction?

    Michael Campos, Ph.D. In the past few decades gambling has become an increasingly available and socially acceptable activity; however, some individuals who gamble do so in a way that results in severe and wide-ranging negative consequences. Although the majority of individuals who gamble do so without experiencing problems, many people have themselves suffered, or know […]

  • Tips for consistent boundaries and better addiction outcomes

    People close to addicts (mothers, wives, brothers, and such) often find themselves struggling when trying to decide how to treat the substance abuser. They feel betrayed when the addictive behavior is displayed, but are lost when it comes to what they can do. For example, a mother with an alcoholic husband may feel that it’s […]

  • The misunderstanding of addiction neuroscience

    I just read a comment on another blogger’s post about the neuroscience of sex addiction. The commenter just couldn’t understand why an addict’s behavior could be rationalized by neuroscience when so many other people have little problem, even when exposed to sex, drugs, or whatnot. It seems simple to me, but I’ve been doing research […]

  • What does it mean to be love addicted? Sex addiction explained.

    What do you think of when you hear the words “sex addict“? Do you imagine someone who has sex dozens of times a day? Someone who owns a lot of sex toys? Someone who spends all their time immersed in pornography? While all of these scenarios, and others, can identify someone with a sexual addiction, […]