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Should sugar be treated as an addictive drug? - Yahoo Malaysia News (blog)

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Should sugar be treated as an addictive drug?
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I think we all know from personal experience that sugar can be addictive, however I've never considered whether it should be classed as a drug or not, it's a very interesting question!

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Connected: how we go online (34 times) for 2 hours,12 minutes every day

Connected: how we go online (34 times) for 2 hours,12 minutes every day | Addictive behaviour | Scoop.it
The average person uses some form of internet-connected device 34 times a day, according to new research.
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I didn't realise how long people spent on the internet!

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Getting away 'Scot-free' from alcoholism - Aljazeera.com

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Getting away 'Scot-free' from alcoholism Aljazeera.com If someone is an alcoholic, surely the thing to do is to is to make them stop, not encourage them to drink less," said Josephine, one of a handful of afternoon drinkers in the Vale, a bar near...
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'if someone is an alcoholic, surely the thing to do is to make them stop, not encourage them to drink less'

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Behind 2 Killings in Brooklyn: Drugs, Beer and an Exploding Temper - New York Times

Behind 2 Killings in Brooklyn: Drugs, Beer and an Exploding Temper - New York Times | Addictive behaviour | Scoop.it
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Behind 2 Killings in Brooklyn: Drugs, Beer and an Exploding Temper
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Outside the G & P Gourmet Deli in East New York, Brooklyn, everyone seemed to know Raul Correa. The 59-year-old Mr.
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Comedian Faces His Addictions To Food And Alcohol - NPR

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Comedian Faces His Addictions To Food And Alcohol
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In a single week, comedian Jamie Kilstein realized he was both an alcoholic and a food addict. He has alcoholism in his family, and didn't start drinking till he was legally allowed to.

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
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Show's that alcoholism may be due to genetic factors seeing as it runs in his family

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Practical Recovery's curator insight, December 31, 2013 6:14 PM

Here is an example of choice when it comes to whether or not labels are useful in recovery. While Practical Recovery doesn't find it necessary to label the addictive behavior, we support those who find it helpful in their recovery to do so.

 

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Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick Habit - WebMD

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Social Networking Sites May Help Smokers Kick Habit
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"Smoking is an addictive behavior and a chronic health problem," Phua said. "And so I think many medical professionals don't approach it as an urgent situation.
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Boston University Studying Better Treatments for Alcoholism ...

Barlow: “Rather [teaching] broad skills to cope with emotional issues that underlie a cluster of internalizing mood and anxiety disorders that often accompany alcoholism and may contribute to its onset and maintenance.”.
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