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Compulsive spending can become a very damaging habit. Do you often purchase items that are not needed to an extent that it affects your finances? Are you in serious financial debt and need advice on how to control, impulse buying? Do you have a loved one who lives beyond their means and want them to get advice? Your finances and your needs matter...let's talk!
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Compulsive gambling, also called gambling disorder, is the uncontrollable urge to keep gambling despite the negative effects it takes on your life. Gambling means that you're willing to risk something you value in the hope of getting something of even greater value. Gambling can stimulate the brain's reward system much like drugs. If you're prone to compulsive gambling, you may continually chase bets, hide your behavior, deplete savings, accumulate debt, or even resort to theft or fraud to support your addiction. You’re not alone. Get peer to peer support. Your finances and happiness matter...let's talk!
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Excessive exercise can lead to exhaustion, injuries, amenorrhea, anxiety, depression and isolation. Do you miss social functions to exercise? Do you continue to exercise even when sick or injured? Do you firmly adhere to an intense regime? Some exercise addictions may also be accompanied by body image complexes and/or eating disorders. Orthoexia, the fixation or desire to only eat healthy foods, commonly occurs with excessive exercise. Do you feel you might be obsessed? You are not alone. Your health matters...let's talk.
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Research shows Americans have a large appetite for consumer electronics and screened devices, particularly the television, computer and mobile phone. These high levels of consumption have created problems with Internet addiction, and has been most recently broadened to include device or technology addiction as well. Too much screen time can have negative impacts on our physical health and our relationships. Are you experiencing effects of too much time on a device or computer? Share your experiences or listen to others. Your health matters....let's talk.
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Just as a person can become addicted to drugs or alcohol, they can become addicted to food. A food addict experiences a compulsive need to eat, even when they're not hungry. People with other eating disorders, such an anorexia or bulimia, can also have food addiction. Has your life been affected by a food addiction? Join us on the next call, listen or share. Your health matters...let's talk!
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Nearly 12 million people suffer from sexual addiction in the United States. Due to the accessibility of sexual material available, sexual addiction can be a serious problem and have negative consequences. Like other addictions, these behaviors continue despite sincere and persistent efforts to stop. Some might not think sex can be addictive because there are no chemicals involved. However, the body produces many hormones and neurotransmitters during sex that produce the same chemical "high" as drugs or alcohol. Are you struggling with an addiction to sex? Get peer to peer support on the call. Your health matters...let's talk!
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Many people struggle with addictions of all kinds but drug addiction can lead to overdose and death. It can have serious effects on physical health, mental health, and overall well-being. If you or a loved one is suffering from a drug addiction, you are not alone. Share your story, ask for advice and find resources that can help. A healthy life matters...let's talk!
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Prescription drug use and abuse is a big problem in our society and has increased dramatically since the 90's. The problem has been worsening as seen by number of emergency visits, treatment admissions and overdose deaths. Prescription drugs are particularly popular amongst adolescence and young adults. They are easy to obtain and hold the perception that they are less harmful than other drugs. Unfortunately, the consequences can lead to addiction and/or death. Are you struggling with prescription drugs? Share your experience and hear others. We can help each other by sharing. Your health matters...let's talk!
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Alcoholism affects people from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, upbringings and a wide range of ages. Alcohol kills more teens than any other drug. High percentages of traffic deaths, violent crimes, abuse and illness are directly related to alcohol abuse. Are you struggling with alcohol? How is it impacting your life? Get peer to peer support on the next call. Your life matters...let's talk!