Addiction Help articles by Mark Tyrrell
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Am I an alcholic?

Am I an Alcoholic?

Published 02 March, 2010 | Addiction Help

"Am I an alcoholic?" Lionel asked me with a tinge of desperation. I studied his face. Broken veins, dark under-eye circles, sunken cheeks. Lionel was thirty.

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Serious coffee addiction

Are You a Coffee Addict?

Published 25 February, 2010 | Addiction Help

Geoff had come to see me for help with depression, anxiety, and insomnia. Toward the end of the session, he casually mentioned: "Yeah, I love coffee; I drink twenty cups a day!"

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How to Watch Less TV

How to Watch Less TV

Published 19 January, 2010 | Addiction Help

You've maybe heard it said that as a person is drowning, their whole life plays before their eyes. But imagine if most of your memories are not yours at all but made up of thousands of hours of other people's experiences. Many people's future memories will be passively absorbed chunks of other people's lives glimpsed from tens of thousands of hours glued to the television. Will you be one of those people?

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Achieving Alcohol Withdrawal

Achieving Alcohol Withdrawal

Published 08 December, 2009 | Addiction Help

Alcohol withdrawal needs to be approached in just the right way and if you have been drinking profusely, then I urge you to seek medical assistance. The tips in this article can be used as an adjunct to supervised medical alcohol withdrawal.

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Shopping Addiction – Help You Can Use Now

Shopping Addiction - Help You Can Use Now

Published 11 November, 2009 | Addiction Help

Dan had a shopping addiction. I doubt whether he even used that £10,000 camera and, thankfully, I talked him into taking it back and getting a refund. But that was just the tip of the iceberg.

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Get Control of Your Own Alcohol Abuse

Get Control of Your Own Alcohol Abuse

Published 22 September, 2009 | Addiction Help

Think of the words we use to describe taking alcohol: A quick 'jar', a 'nip, bevy, wee dram' - we have affectionate terms for drinks and that's a problem. Seeing something as a supportive friend when it's undermining your very existence makes it all the harder to quit. Of course no 'friend' should be a problem. A thief may seem charming, companionable, and cute - but they are still a thief.

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Overcome Masturbation Addiction

Overcome Masturbation Addiction

Published 11 September, 2009 | Addiction Help

"It feels compulsive now," he told me. "It's worse when I'm stressed and I've even started doing it in the restroom at work! It's as if I can't have an erotic thought or even a stressful situation without feeling I have to go masturbate!"

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How to Overcome Porn Addiction and Get Your Life Back

How to Overcome Porn Addiction and Get Your Life Back

Published 07 September, 2009 | Addiction Help

Internet porn addiction, like online gambling, is easier to fall into, because what once involved going out and meeting others face-to-face can now be done easily and covertly at the click of a button. This availability makes it all the more potentially devastating. So why does porn addiction happen?

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Smoking is not a 'friend'

7 Easy Quit Smoking Tips

Published 24 July, 2009 | Addiction Help

I shocked Ted. How? I told him he most certainly should continue to smoke. Prepared for battle, this took him off guard. “What?” He looked confused.

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