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Day: November 19, 2013

Can Religion Be an Addiction?

We throw the word addiction around too casually sometimes. When a woman claims she is addicted to shoes, or an athlete says running is addictive, are these statements true? The idea of behavioral, or process, addictions is gaining ground in the addiction community. And, yes, it is possible for one’s obsession with buying shoes or …

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From Masturbation to Molestation: ‘Severity Levels’ in Sex Addiction

Two conference room tables have been pushed together to form a more intimate setting for a group to gather. In the room, there is a man who has a history of arrest and termination for public exposure and possessing child pornography. To his right is a woman who is recovering from drugs and alcohol, and …

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‘I’m Not an Addict,’ Says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford

To the citizens of Toronto, Mayor Rob Ford has these re-assuring words: “Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. But … do I? Am I an addict? No.” The allegations had been floating around for months, but Ford admitted it early in November, claiming he smoked crack about a year ago in a “drunken stupor.” Ford …

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