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Day 27 -- A Primer on the Philosophy of Addiction

I investigate on a philosophical level the meaning of the term "addiction" how it's been expanded in popular culture,unfixed in the scientific community, ign...
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ARTICLE: Homelessness & Substance Abuse: Which Comes First?


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The Drugging of the American Boy - Esquire

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Esquire The Drugging of the American Boy Esquire The Drug Enforcement Administration classifies stimulants as Schedule II drugs, defined as having a "high potential for abuse" and "with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical...
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Excessive Tanning an Addiction? - Medscape

Excessive Tanning an Addiction?
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Both tanning classifications were significantly associated with scoring positive on measures of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).
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New Thinking On Women And Alcohol - WBUR

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New Thinking On Women And Alcohol WBUR Severely alcohol-dependent people should consider an abstinence program, Glaser tells Here & Now's Robin Young, but research has shown there are far more mild to moderate problem drinkers than severe problem...

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Symptoms Of Addiction: Could Your Idea Of Fun Be Turning Into A Problem? - Huffington Post Canada

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Symptoms Of Addiction: Could Your Idea Of Fun Be Turning Into A Problem?
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The NIAAA Website – A Critical Review | Terry Gorski's Blog

The NIAAA Website – A Critical Review | Terry Gorski's Blog | Addiction and research evidence | Scoop.it
There is no reference made to the definition of addiction of the American Society of Addiction (ASAM), which is the most comprehensive integration of biopsychosocial research available. (http://www.asam.org/for-the-public/definition-of-addiction ).
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One in six unemployed Americans abuse drugs or alcohol - Al Jazeera America

One in six unemployed Americans abuse drugs or alcohol - Al Jazeera America | Addiction and research evidence | Scoop.it
One in six unemployed Americans abuse drugs or alcohol Al Jazeera America The DSM-IV, the American diagnostic manual for classifying mental disorders, defines substance abuse as a pattern of mood-altering substance use that leads to adverse...
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Study Finds Gene Network Associated With Alcohol Dependence - Science Daily (press release)

Study Finds Gene Network Associated With Alcohol Dependence - Science Daily (press release) | Addiction and research evidence | Scoop.it
Study Finds Gene Network Associated With Alcohol Dependence Science Daily (press release) These data sets document genome-wide common variants information from several thousand people linked to information about these individuals' alcohol...

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Five addiction experts weigh in on how Rob Ford could be helped - The Globe and Mail

Five addiction experts weigh in on how Rob Ford could be helped - The Globe and Mail | Addiction and research evidence | Scoop.it
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Five addiction experts weigh in on how Rob Ford could be helped
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The outrageous Rob Ford drama that unfurled last week at Toronto City Hall has turned a spotlight on substance abuse and addiction treatment.
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Addiction Treatment With a Dark Side (USA)

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High hopes for buprenorphine, an effective treatment for opioid addiction, have been tempered by a messy reality: health complications and deaths, unscrupulous doctors and a reputation as a street drug.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, November 17, 2013 11:53 PM

We'd suggest this article highlights problems with the pharmacotherapy system, rather than Suboxone itself.

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One in 10 Kiwis now alcoholic

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One in 10 New Zealanders could now be considered "alcoholic" according to new diagnostic criteria - but the majority are unlikely to recognise it.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, October 28, 2013 8:28 PM

While there is ongoing debate about the DSM5 diagnostic criteria, this article uses them as a good starting point for a broader discussion about NZ's drinking culture.

Steve Kingsley's curator insight, October 28, 2013 9:21 PM

The majority are unlikely to recognise it????

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Three studies show 'addiction' is not a disease and recovery is the norm

Three studies show 'addiction' is not a disease and recovery is the norm | Addiction and research evidence | Scoop.it

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Alastair Roy's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:46 AM

Useful insight into how research funding and the focus on available populations can skew the picture about the chronicity of substance misuse.

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How Video Game Addiction Takes Hold - Elements Behavioral Health

How Video Game Addiction Takes Hold - Elements Behavioral Health | Addiction and research evidence | Scoop.it
Until then, video game addiction is best classified (along with other examples such as sex addiction) as a behavioral or process addiction. Under the DSM 4, such behavioral addictions are diagnosed as impulse control disorder NOS (not ...
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%:^#$\ Viagra and coke - album reviews site

%:^#$\ Viagra and coke - album reviews site | Addiction and research evidence | Scoop.it
%:^#$\ Viagra and coke album reviews site This classification is desirable compared to the current DSM в IV classification system because (1) it reflects the finding that desire and arousal tend to viagra and coke (2) it differentiates between...
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Addicted To Tanning? - Science 2.0

Ashrafioun and Bonar also looked at whether tanning should be classified as an addiction. Their paper, "Tanning Addiction and Psychopathology: Further Evaluation of Anxiety Disorders and Substance ...
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Gaming Addiction Research Paper | Useful Research Papers | Free ...

Gaming Addiction Research Paper | Useful Research Papers | Free ... | Addiction and research evidence | Scoop.it
... at work or deterioration of their relationships with family and friends. Gaming addiction is not included as a diagnosis in either the DSM or the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems.
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Binge Eating Disorder - It's a Deep, Dark Secret Addiction (and Not Just Out ... - PR Web (press release)

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Alcoholics Anonymous and Addiction Doctors Are Fighting an Outdated Battle - Slate Magazine

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Alcoholics Anonymous and Addiction Doctors Are Fighting an Outdated Battle
Slate Magazine
Alcoholics Anonymous is, by far, the largest and most venerable addiction recovery group in the world.

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One in six unemployed Americans abuse drugs or alcohol - Al Jazeera America

One in six unemployed Americans abuse drugs or alcohol - Al Jazeera America | Addiction and research evidence | Scoop.it
One in six unemployed Americans abuse drugs or alcohol Al Jazeera America The DSM-IV, the American diagnostic manual for classifying mental disorders, defines substance abuse as a pattern of mood-altering substance use that leads to adverse...
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Making A Difference: From Rock Bottom To Rehab - LEX18 Lexington KY News

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Making A Difference: From Rock Bottom To Rehab
LEX18 Lexington KY News
More than 23 million people in the U.S. are living with drug addiction, and only about a tenth of those ever receive the rehab they need.

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Study Finds Gene Network Associated With Alcohol Dependence - Science Daily (press release)

Study Finds Gene Network Associated With Alcohol Dependence - Science Daily (press release) | Addiction and research evidence | Scoop.it
Study Finds Gene Network Associated With Alcohol Dependence Science Daily (press release) These data sets document genome-wide common variants information from several thousand people linked to information about these individuals' alcohol...

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Is Alcoholism in Women the Last Taboo? - Huffington Post

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Is Alcoholism in Women the Last Taboo?
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But hers is not chemotherapy; hers is a 30-day residential program for alcoholism/addiction. Her family, too, could ...
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Addiction Treatment With a Dark Side (USA)

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High hopes for buprenorphine, an effective treatment for opioid addiction, have been tempered by a messy reality: health complications and deaths, unscrupulous doctors and a reputation as a street drug.

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ReGenUC's curator insight, November 17, 2013 11:53 PM

We'd suggest this article highlights problems with the pharmacotherapy system, rather than Suboxone itself.

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Britain's Drug Trade - Esquire

10 Things You Didn't Know About Britain's Drug Trade - Esquire | Addiction and research evidence | Scoop.it
Authors of 'Narcomania' share some surprising facts (Narcomania: how UK got hooked on drugs explores drug industry -not other world but network that touches all our lives http://t.co/OPUjw75Jh1)...

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Patricia Soto's curator insight, October 30, 2013 2:59 AM

In some parts of the country police have been told to avoid arresting dealers after 3pm ????