Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism, is a disease that affects people of all walks of life. The symptoms of alcohol addiction can vary from person to person, and also depend upon the nature of your addiction, the amount of alcohol that you are consuming. Learn more about warning signs and health complications of alcoholism and how to get treatment.
Being a drug addict or addicted to taking drugs, whether they are legal or illegal is a real problem for people. Drug addiction also referred to as "substance abuse", "substance misuse" or "substance dependency" is when you cannot resist the urge to use drugs, no matter what consequences there may be, or how much it costs to get your hands on drugs.
This covers Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Depression and Anxiety, OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour), Phobias, Performance Anxiety and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Feelings of tenseness and irritability with sleep disturbance and concentration difficulties. Sometimes this can be accompanied by loss of appetite and noise sensitivity.
We all feel low or down at times but if your negative emotions last a long time or feel very severe, you may have depression. When people feel depressed or low, they often stop being as active as normal, and spend less time socialising or engaging in their hobbies. Depression affects one in three people at some time in their life. Learn how counselling for depression can help.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or more commonly referred to as PTSD) is a serious condition that affects individuals when they have encountered a traumatic event in their lives. It causes sleep disturbance, irritability, feeling on edge all the time. If these symptoms persist for more than a few weeks, it is important to have these reviewed with a doctor specialising in the after affects of a traumatic event. Particularly as it may be difficult for others to understand which can compound the symptoms leading to feeling more isolated and alone.