Monday, 20 May 2019 by Urban Balance Blogger
“That’s a good deal. I’ve gotta get it!” We’ve all used that phrase to justify a purchase. This may be a passive problem for some, but for others, it’s a straight shot to shopping addiction. Before you get tied up in the good deal mentality, check out these mental health tips from Urban Balance. Decide
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 by Heaven Stubblefield
Ever look back on a movie from years ago and see it in a whole new light? That’s the experience I just had with Runaway Bride, a classic romantic comedy from 1999. As I laughed and cried watching Julia Roberts fall in love with Richard Gere, I reached a scene where the two are arguing
Most celebrities keep their personal struggles private for fear of public rejection. Demi Lovato uses those struggles to show people it’s okay to be flawed. She has battled with everything from addiction to bulimia to bipolar disorder, and she has come out on top time and time again. What’s her secret? Therapy. Lots of therapy.
Friday, 13 April 2018 by Urban Balance Blogger
Social media addiction is a growing problem that often goes unnoticed. What starts as casual socialization turns into a long-lasting addiction with significant consequences. If you have experienced some of the signs of social media addiction, there are steps you can take to change your habits for the better. Here is a guide explaining how
Thursday, 12 April 2018 by Urban Balance Blogger
Social media is just as addictive as drugs, alcohol, or gambling. Being addicted to Facebook and Instagram may seem harmless at first, but it can have significant unforeseen consequences. Suddenly you feel depressed, unproductive and downright irritable, all because of the world within your phone. Check out these seven signs of social media addiction, along
What is addiction? Many drugs (including alcohol) and behaviors that provide either pleasure (gambling, video games, sex, etc.) or relief from pain pose a risk of addiction which is a: Chronic disorder precipitated by a combination of genetic, biological/pharmacological and social factors. Compulsion to repeat a behavior regardless of its consequences. Craving for more of
Many individuals seek therapy to help break an addiction. However, addictions can extend beyond an individual and impact his or her significant other as well. Couples may seek counseling to address an addiction and the consequences that affect the relationship or marriage. On the other hand, it is possible that a person feels that issues
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 by UB Blog
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has been saving lives and restoring families from substance abuse and addiction for more than 60 years. They offer every patient the best chance of lifelong recovery. Their treatment services are in-network with most insurance carriers. Learn more about Hazelden and other addiction resources in the Urban Balance Wellness Directory
In the UB Wellness Directory you can discover recommended books, local resources, organizations, and sites to better understand addiction, its causes, and get help. Read an addiction overview article from UB to better understand typical addiction symptoms and common treatment methods. Find UB therapists who specialize in addiction counseling.