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Increasing our knowledge of addictive behaviors
Amanda L. Giordano Ph.D., LPC
Ecommerce is the new normal when it comes to shopping—but might it also contribute to an increase in "compulsive buying-shopping disorder"?
Nonsuicidal self-injury is a complex issue that can be difficult to understand. Why would someone intentionally harm themselves?
What makes one person more susceptible to addiction than another?
What keeps us on social media for so long and checking so often?
Teens are viewing pornography, yet the full affects of this exposure on their development is uncertain.
Demystifying the process of professional and peer support for addiction.
For the 21 million Americans in recovery, the holidays may be challenging to navigate. We can be intentional about supporting those who are abstaining during the holiday season.
Mental illness that coexists with addiction should be the expectation rather than the exception.
Feeling frustrated about change? Maybe we aren't conceptualizing it correctly.
Why are individuals with trauma histories more vulnerable to addiction?
Gaming disorder, or "gaming addiction," is making global headlines. Here are the facts.
What exactly is empathy and why can it be hard to cultivate for individuals with addiction?
Difficulties in emotion regulation are consistently linked to addiction. Perhaps the key to prevention efforts includes enhancing emotion regulation skills.
The Biopsychosocial Model acknowledges the complexity of addiction and provides multifaceted, holistic guidance toward a solution.
We must become aware of the new forms of gambling and offer compulsive gamblers effective resources.
Those who are overcoming addiction may have heard that it's important to avoid certain things in early recovery, but why? The answer lies in the brain.
Your teenager comes home with an odd-looking pen or something resembling a USB flash drive. You quickly realize you need a crash course on vaping. Here’s what you need to know.
Tired of butting heads with someone you are trying to get to change? There's a better way.
How to recognize and address the barriers that people with addiction often encounter.
Addiction is not limited to drug abuse. It also manifests as compulsive engagement in rewarding behaviors. The more we know, the more effectively we can respond.
Amanda Giordano, Ph.D., LPC, is an associate professor at the University of Georgia and the author of A Clinical Guide to Treating Behavioral Addictions.