Affluent Neglect

Society expresses great concern for poor, underserved children and the increased likelihood they may lack access to health care and education, or that they may turn to drugs or crime in adulthood. Less attention is paid to children of affluent parents who have their own set of problems. Emotional neglect often goes unnoticed or unreported, which may…

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph. in the 1980s, is a type of talk therapy originally designed for high-risk, suicidal people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Today, DBT is used to treat people struggling with a range of complex and intense emotions, including substance abuse and addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders,…

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Benefits of Yoga in Addiction Treatment

In general terms, yoga is an exercise that benefits the body, mind and spirit through an integration of breathing techniques, strengthening exercises, postures and meditation. There are many types of yoga; all are beneficial. Although yoga is a centuries-old practice, it is a relatively new treatment modality in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. Acceptance…

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Why Some People Think Sex Addiction Doesn’t Exist

Does sex addiction really exist? Is sexual addiction a true disorder? Or is hypersexuality just an excuse for irresponsible behavior or infidelity? Those are complicated questions, and even experts in the world of behavioral health and addiction will probably never agree on the answers.  Many people think hypersexuality should be classified as an addiction. They…

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City AM – Athlete addiction issues rocket 300 per cent

Rafael Nadal made headlines recently when, amidst his withdrawal from Wimbledon, it was discovered that he had been injecting himself with a powerful anaesthetic to manage foot pain. While this news shocked fans, experts argue that pushing one’s body to its breaking points has become all too common amongst elite athletes.

Paracelsus Recovery’s CEO, Jan Gerber and consultant Dr Anna Erat sat down with Matt Hardy for City AM to discuss the ever-increasing number of referrals they are seeing for elite athletes. Paracelsus Recovery alone has seen a 300% increase over the last ten years. Sadly, they expect these numbers to rise even more.

Why is there a mental health epidemic brewing in elite sports? Read the full article to find out -->  City AM Article

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