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Latest Addictive behavior Stories

2013-12-28 23:01:20

Drug and alcohol center issues public warning of signs of addiction as New Year's Eve approaches. Williamsburg, VA (PRWEB) December 28, 2013 The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place is preparing for the expected spike in patient admissions that occurs this time every year and warns the public to be aware of the emergence of an addictive disorder. The holidays can be a time of stress and celebration but as parties fill the calendar, people often find themselves indulging far more than...

2013-11-14 12:26:46

Center Expands Mission To Include All Addictions And Addictive Behaviors NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse elected Samuel A. Ball, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, to be the Center's President and Chief Executive Officer. The Board also expanded The Center's mission to encompass all addictions and addictive behaviors including not only those involving...

Is Food Addiction Real?
2013-04-22 14:34:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The word ℠addiction´ was once reserved for the hardest and most dangerous of substances, and typically elicited an image of a person in a helpless and deplorable state of existence. Psychologists have since been testing the boundaries of this definition, finding examples of Internet addiction, gambling addictions and addictions to pornography and sex. Some have even discovered that the same portion of the brain...

2013-03-20 23:19:09

Saint Jude Retreats, an alternative program to alcohol or drug rehab reviews a recent episode of the show "My Strange Addiction" and how the series impacts viewers. New York (PRWEB) March 20, 2013 Saint Jude Retreats reviews a recent episode of the show, "My Strange Addiction" a documentary series about people's individual strange addiction to eating extreme objects or compulsive behaviors that could potentially create harm to them or even result in death. On this show, the most recent...

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2012-08-31 22:00:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Internet is, generally speaking, a good thing. After all, this series of tubes provides us with a wealth of readily available information, an easy way to stay in touch with friends and relatives, innumerable opportunities for education and research, and, let´s not forget, pictures of cats. Like anything else in this world, one can have too much of a good thing, which can lead to addiction. Just like any addiction, an...

2012-06-14 10:23:19

NEW YORK, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Stanton Peele's extensive research concludes that there is no evidence that biological or genetic mechanisms have been identified for addictive behavior or that addictive behavior is therefore inherited. The inherited addiction gene theory is widely used by the majority of alcohol and drug rehab programs, but Peele's research reveals that addiction is just too complicated to be contained within a simple inherited gene. Throughout Peele's research,...

2012-05-07 06:25:06

PHOENIX, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Arizona's anti-smoking youth campaign, Venomocity Brought to You by Addiction announces a search for Arizona teens to participate in Addicteen, a documentary about addiction. The film will examine activities which teenagers have defined as being addictive including, texting, social media and the use of tobacco. Filmmakers seek to draw out the similarities, differences and impacts of these behaviors on the lives of today's youth. Arizona teens willing to...

Siblings Of Addicts Wired For Addiction
2012-02-03 06:13:13

Scientists have discovered that addicts and their siblings have the same disorders in the brain, meaning both are wired for addictive behavior. However, the siblings that do not exhibit addictive tendencies give researchers hope that addiction can be cured. Paul Keedwell, a consultant psychiatrist from Britain´s Cardiff University who was not involved in the study, told Reuters: “If we could get a handle on what makes unaffected relatives of addicts so resilient we might be...

2011-11-21 18:39:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Randy Dean has dedicated his life to the restoration and support of pastors and leaders who have fallen and those struggling with addictive behaviors within the church and has today announced the official launch of his book, He Restores My Soul. The book discusses and addresses his experiences with sexual addiction issues as a pastor. The book draws on Dean's own experience with his addictive behaviors, and his struggle to restore his...

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2011-08-17 05:40:00

Addiction is not merely a matter of willpower, but rather a chronic brain disorder, said the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) in its newly released definition of the condition. The updated classification is aimed at helping families and their doctors better understand the challenges of treating disorder, said ASAM, the nation's largest professional society of physicians dedicated to treating and preventing addiction. "Addiction is about a lot more than people behaving badly,"...