Resilience is a state highlighted by the ability to recover from stress and to optimally deal with the challenges that life delivers.
We live in a time when the need for addiction treatment has never been greater and in an era where technology has the potential to improve the human condition as never before.
As a disease, addiction is treated medically, mentally and psychologically, all within the context of social rehabilitation. Recovering people often say it is an “allergy of the body and an obsession of the mind.
Addictive use of the Internet is a new clinical phenomenon that many practitioners are unaware of, and subsequently unprepared to treat. Some therapists are unfamiliar with the Internet itself, making its seduction difficult to understand. Other times, its impact on the individual’s life is minimized, since many practitioners fail to recognize the legitimacy of the disorder.
In the wake of the much-publicized tragedy for Tiger Woods and his family, the subject of sexual addiction is banter for talk show hosts, news commentators, comics and bloggers: “Is there such a thing as sexual addiction?” “What is the ‘treatment’ the renowned golfer is receiving?”