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...

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...

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...

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...

2011-08-17 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,"...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).