What Your Personality Says About Your Gaming Behaviour

Addiction to Gambling

Can your personality predict your gaming behaviour? Well, a study recently published by Society for the Study of Addiction found a connection between problem gambling behaviour and personality traits. Essentially, individuals who demonstrate certain types of gaming behaviours and personality factors are at more risk of developing problems with gambling. What Makes Someone At Risk? […]

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Will AA’s 12-Steps Work For Me?

Written By: Brent Lloyd, BSW, MA, Clinical Manager, EHN Calgary Outpatient Clinic A Touch of Controversy Questions about the effectiveness of the 12-Step Alcoholics Anonymous and whether it’s a bonifide approach to addressing recovery from addiction still remain. These questions can create uncertainty about whether or not the 12-Steps program is right for you or […]

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Treating Partners of Sex Addicts is a Must! Here’s Why.

couple in sunset partners of sex addicts

Written By: Nelson Sacristan, MA, CSAT, Clinical Manager-EHN Vancouver Just as the rise of patients identifying their own compulsive sexual behaviors is increasing, partners of people with compulsive sexual behaviors are also seeking treatment in greater numbers.  What type of treatment should partners receive? Why do partners need treatment if they aren’t the ones with […]

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Dependence Vs. Addiction- What’s the difference?

    Joshua Montgomery, Director of Operations- Bellwood Health Services Transcript from video: When we talk about addiction and when we talk about opiate use, a lot of things come up. There are a lot of questions around: What’s dependence? What’s tolerance? What’s pseudoaddiction? What’s actually addiction? And they are all very great questions. Addiction […]

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Is There a Relationship Between ADHD and Substance Use Disorder?

ADHD and Addiction

Written by: Dr. Charles Whelton, MD, FRCP(C ), ABAM During their initial psychiatric evaluation at Edgewood, patients often describe a lifelong history of poor attention, hyperactivity and distractibility.  Many patients wonder if they have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and ask if this could be tested for, and treated if it is present, while they are at […]

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