Category Archives: Treatment Philosophy

Gaming disorder is an addiction

May Khaled Okaz newspaper The World Health Organization recently classified “gaming disorder” as addictive behavior. Indeed, the dangerous addiction to games on the Internet is similar to the addiction to alcohol and drugs. This is a serious matter because there are adults and children who are addicted to these computer and video games on a […]

Tech Addition

What is Technology Addiction?The modern world is always online. While many have adapted to this quite well, there are others who have been deeply damaged by having too much access to technology. Technology addiction is a type of addiction that has only been recently recognized, but it has certainly reached epidemic proportions among some groups.  […]

Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes

The more Dr. Ilardi looked at the commonalities of these mentally healthy societies, the more he was able to tease out certain common variables that he was then able to operationalize in his groundbreaking research dubbed the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Project. He took clinically depressed subjects and then incorporated several of these therapeutic lifestyle […]

Our Mental Health Crisis as a Cultural Phenomenon

Dr. Ilardi thinks that he’s found the answer: Increased rates of depression and other mental health woes like anxiety and addiction are a byproduct of our modernized, industrialized and urbanized lives. Our love affair with the gadgets and comforts of being a highly technologically evolved society have put us on a never-ending treadmill of overworking, […]

The Perfect Storm of Addiction

At Omega Recovery we view addiction as a self-medicating symptom of some other underlying distress. That underlying distress can be different in each person: childhood trauma, psychiatric imbalance, physical pain, toxic relationships, existential crisis, habituation to addictive medication, personality disorders, unresolved bereavement, internalized shame, etc. For each person, those issues can come together to form a […]

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