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Information about addictions and addiction treatment.
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Gambling, gaming and sex - addictions that destroy lives - Bundaberg News Mail

Gambling, gaming and sex - addictions that destroy lives - Bundaberg News Mail | Information About Addictions | Scoop.it
Gambling, gaming and sex - addictions that destroy lives
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Many do not consider these to be "proper addictions".
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While addictions involving substances such as alcohol, opiates and amphetamines can cause more harm to the physical body over time, behavioral addictions can be just as damaging to the lives of those suffering from them, often destroying relationships, careers and financial security.  Behavioral addictions, also called process addictions, may include anything from cybersex and pornography to gaming, gambling and shopping.  This article provides snapshots of the lives of individuals impacted by the negative effects of such addictions.

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More Women Overdosing on Drugs - EmpowHer

More Women Overdosing on Drugs - EmpowHer | Information About Addictions | Scoop.it
More Women Overdosing on Drugs EmpowHer With all this talk of 50 being the new 40, and 40 being the new 30 (etc.), it's beginning to look like the problems of younger people are also showing up in women at an age where one might think those issues...
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The increasing prevalence of prescription drug addiction among middle-aged women in the U.S. has been the focus of many news stories and popular talk shows lately.  This article speaks to several of the issues involved in this growing phenomenon.

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In Case of Emergency: Seeking Help When a Loved one Struggles with Addiction

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I’m returning once more to the issue of living with a friend or family member who is struggling with addiction. First, let me thank again those of you who take the time to read these posts and/or c...
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Gambling and alcohol addiction linked, report says - BBC News

Gambling and alcohol addiction linked, report says - BBC News | Information About Addictions | Scoop.it
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Gambling and alcohol addiction linked, report says
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Alcohol Concern Cymru and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) in Wales claim alcohol and gambling issues can be dealt with side-by-side.
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Recognizing food addictions: Are you addicted to food? - Telemanagement

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Recognizing food addictions: Are you addicted to food?
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Identifying food addiction is the first step to resolving it.
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Addiction to food operates in a similar way to most other addictions: Food is often used as a coping strategy to help the binge eater deal with difficult emotions or numb them out completely.  This article explains this basic principle through the use of an example that is easy to identify with and understand.

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Cell Phone Addiction Similar to Compulsive Shopping and Other ...

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Cell Phone Addiction Similar to Compulsive Shopping and Other Behavioral Addictions Behavioral addictions may not receive the same respect that substance abuse does, but they are still cause for concern.
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7 Ways to Overcome Your Addictions - PolicyMic - PolicyMic

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Addiction is a condition that refers to a substance dependence such as drug addiction or to a behavioral addiction like gambling, being a shopaholic, or a chocoholic, to name a few.
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The Dangers of Behavioral Addictions

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Women can fall prey to destructive habits hard and fast.

Via Jackie Colligan
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