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Causes of Addiction

Addiction as a Problem of Disordered Intimacy

 Two young men who were sexually exploited as children need to own the consequences of their self-destructive behavior. From a distance, Twig and Lenny may seem like they have their lives together. The couple is frequently spotted in designer clothing, stepping out of town cars, sitting VIP in the hottest clubs, partying it up with …

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Do Addicted Parents Always Raise Addicted Children?

Active drug addicts are compelled to continue to use drugs no matter what. That means they will sacrifice many things to their addiction, including hopes, dreams, career goals and loved ones. In most cases, anything that gets in the way of their next high has to go, and very often that includes being good parents …

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Questions About Drug Addiction? Government Website Has Answers

For those struggling to recognize and understand drug addiction, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) provides a basic introduction. It explains what addiction is, the changes that occur in the brain that lead to addiction, and reasons why some people are particularly vulnerable to addiction. Drug addiction is like many other compulsive behaviors. For …

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How to Recognize and Reduce Your Addiction Risk?

Everyone is predisposed to certain things. For example, some individuals have a melancholy temperament, making them more vulnerable to depression than their more naturally upbeat peers.  Another example is those who tend to be “high strung,” making it more difficult to stay calm under stress and keep anxiety at bay. Unfortunately, there are many individuals …

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Addiction’s Impact on Wealth Management the Focus of Breakfast Briefing by Promises Treatment Centers and Inheriting Wisdom

On July 19, 2013, Inheriting Wisdom and Promises Treatment Centers will host an event to educate financial advisors, entrepreneurs, family businesses and other professionals about the impact of significant life challenges like addiction and raising special needs children on families’ wealth planning. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 2, 2013 – On July 19, 2013, from 8 …

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Why Do Only Some People Become Addicted to Alcohol?

The fact that some people are able to take substances without becoming addicted has long been a hot topic of research. This difference between individuals could suggest a biological or genetic marker for the development of addiction, which could therefore lead to a much more effective approach to treatment. A new study has looked at …

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Are You Counter-Dependent?

So much is known and widely discussed when it comes to co-dependency in popular culture, but very little light gets shed on its evil twin, counter-dependency. While co-dependents are weak, needy, and clingy, centering their behavior on what others do, think, and want, counter-dependents are on the flipside of this. Counter-dependency is when someone projects …

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