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How An Addiction Develops

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In the development of an addiction, there is a genetic predisposition that makes it more likely that a person ends up being addicted because their brain reacts differently to drugs. However, this is not the only factor that causes the evolution of an addiction. The first contact with drugs or alcohol Many people start consuming marijuana or alcohol with their friends because, especially alcohol, is part of meetings and is widely considered an important part of socialization. That is, there is easy access to certain types of substances […]

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How To Face Addiction

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Jason’s life is beginning to reveal itself. His grades have worsened, he is in a bad mood, he does not talk to his friends and he has stopped going to training. Jason’s friends know that he has been experimenting with drugs and they fear that he has become addicted. Defining an addiction is complicated, and knowing how to deal with it is even more difficult. What are substance abuse and addiction? The difference between substance abuse and addiction is very slight. Substance abuse means consuming an illegal substance or using […]

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How To Overcome Gaming Addiction

Anything, when done out of proportion, can be harmful. A little fun, more fun and more till it takes more time than normal then you know it’s an addiction. Some games are really fun to play and they can take away the stress. At some point, you may start setting targets and you will be so excited to reach those targets. These targets may include beating a friend or reaching a certain high score. Reaching these targets will mean spending more time than usual playing the game […]

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Sugary Drinks Addiction And Why you Should Quit

­ It is common knowledge that the excess intake of sugary drinks is highly toxic to the body, yet the rate of its consumption worldwide keeps increasing each day. In fact a data from a cancer research group in the UK suggests that British teens alone are consuming almost a bathtub full of sugary substances each year. How higher can that get? Well, before proceeding to give you the reasons as to why you need to quit consuming sugary substances, lets get to know what sugary drinks […]

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Prescription Medication Addiction

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Prescription medication addiction is an ever-growing situation in the planet as a whole. People get prescription medication most often to do away with pain. If they become accustomed to taking these  pills to relieve that pain, they sometimes become addicted before they even realize what’s happening. A doctor will prescribe a medication for a patient, to help the patient feel better and be more able to deal with the debilitating symptoms of either an accident or a disease. But because it was a doctor who prescribed this […]

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Overcoming Nicotine Addiction for Good

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In order to really quit smoking it is important to break the chains that smoking creates in your life. If you are addicted to smoking mainly due to the nicotine addiction you are definitely not alone. This is one of the biggest reasons why smokers keeps on smoking.  It is also one of the reasons why the cigarettes company sits around confidently while the economy struggles and people are cutting back. If you are addicted to their product, you are going to find it difficult to cut […]

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How to Treat Online Gambling Addiction

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Gambling is one of the oldest activities humans have always indulged in. The introduction of online gambling was a mere innovation to what humans were already used to and it also presents (that’s what gamblers have been made to believe) the opportunity of making money. What Really Is Gambling? Well, according to Wikipedia, Gambling is the wagering of money or something of value (referred to as “the stakes”) on an event with an uncertain outcome, with the primary intent of winning money or material goods. In other words, it is the act of taking a […]

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Helping a Loved One Recover From Alcohol Addiction

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When you see someone you love struggling with an addiction to alcohol, helping them recover can be a touchy situation. Seeing a loved one suffer with alcohol addiction can be painful for both you and them, but recovery is not only possible, but within reach as long as you’re willing to help them along the way. Believe it or not, alcohol is a very powerful drug. While it suppresses the central nervous system, it also makes people feel very relaxed which can lead to some pretty erratic […]

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Drug Addiction Help

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When you or a loved one is suffering from a powerful drug addiction, the possibility of getting help and actually being able to stop using drugs might seem out of reach. Many people with drug addictions truly believe that they are stuck in the cycle of use and abuse. They know that help is out there for drug addiction, but feel other people deserve that help, not them. The truth is there is a reason why there are so many organizations and facilities that help people with […]

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Addiction and Personality Disorder

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Substance abuse and dependence (alcoholism, drug addiction) is only one form of recurrent and self-defeating pattern of misconduct. People are addicted to all kinds of things: gambling, shopping, the Internet, reckless and life-endangering pursuits. Adrenaline junkies abound. The connection between chronic anxiety, pathological narcissism, depression, obsessive-compulsive traits and alcoholism and drug abuse is well established and common in clinical practice. But not all narcissists, compulsives, depressives, and anxious people turn to the bottle or the needle. Frequent claims of finding a gene complex responsible for alcoholism have […]

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