Behavioral Addiction

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The Dangers of Mixing Cocaine and Alcohol

Can you mix cocaine and alcohol? According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), there were about 1.5 million cocaine users across the U.S. in 2017, and 14.1 million adults had an alcohol use disorder. Many cocaine users mix the drug with alcohol, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right health choice. …

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What is Psychotherapy?

People who have taken the step to detox from a drug or alcohol addiction are to be commended. It requires courage and strength to make the decision to come forward and admit you have a problem, and it takes tremendous dedication and hard work to follow through. However, even after detox is complete, the work …

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Is Addiction a Disease?

There used to be a time when people thought of addiction as a moral failure. Some might still embrace this opinion. Science now shows us that chemical dependency is actually an illness. Could it be true; is addiction a disease? Is Addiction a Disease? Science proves that addiction is a sickness of the brain that …

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Do I Have a Behavioral Addiction?

Talk to people about addiction, and they visualize someone abusing alcohol or pain pills. However, few have heard of behavioral addiction. It’s a situation where someone struggles with specific behaviors in the same way someone else experiences substance abuse. It still requires treatment at addiction treatment centers. Do you fall into this category? What’s a …

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Runner’s High: How Evolution Explains It

The so-called runner’s high has an evolutionary explanation, according to researchers who have been exploring the phenomenon. A study by a team at the University of Arizona, led by David Raichlen, PhD, a professor in the School of Anthropology there, has found evidence to suggest that the runner’s high is an evolutionarily adaptive mechanism unique …

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Smartphone Addiction a Ticking Time Bomb

Addiction experts in Europe are warning that the Internet will be responsible for the next wave of addiction cases, fueled by the rise of smartphone addiction. Addiction counselors point out how they’re seeing a rise in cases of online gambling and pornography addiction, which they believe is being fuelled by the 24-hour access provided by …

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Online Gambling Presents Least Risk for Addiction, Study Finds

Gambling disorder is the only form of non-substance-based behavioral addiction with an official definition provided by the American Psychiatric Association. Affected individuals have an established, dysfunctional pattern of gambling involvement. Modern technology has increased the availability of gambling opportunities for the average consumer, and online gambling is now an option for fairly large numbers of …

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