Monthly Archives: August 2012

Video: Can an anti-depressant cause gambling addiction?

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Article: Dependency vs. Addiction

There is a difference between physical dependence and addiction. This distinction can be difficult to understand, particularly with prescribed pain medications. With pain pills, the need for increasing dosages for pain relief can be indicate either addiction or physical dependence. We review the basic clinical criteria for each so that

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Article: What is Addiction? Understanding Addiction!

Addiction is a chronic, but treatable, brain disorder. People who are addicted cannot control their need for alcohol or other drugs, even in the face of negative health, social or legal consequences. This lack of control is the result of alcohol- or drug-induced changes in the brain. Those changes, in

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Brief Article: Is Facebook Creating Generation of Gambling Addicts With Vegas Style Games?

Kids are now getting caught up in the thrill of poker games and slot machines. They are using virtual coins to mimic the rush of gambling found when you hit the jackpot, all on the social media site Facebook.   To read the full article, Click Here

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Article: Dealing with Depression: Self-Help Activities In Recovery

Depression manifests itself in many forms and there is no one size fits all in dealing with it. Depression can range from the feeling (like a cartoon character) of a small dark cloud lingering over your head (mild) all the way to a feeling of desperation, like life is not

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Brief Article: Is it Wrong to be Selfish in Early Recovery?

Selfishness In Addiction Recovery Many people talk about putting yourself first in order to recover from drug, alcohol or chemical addictions. For some people, early recovery may be a necessary time of self-reflection and time spent alone. Others, however, cannot really afford to shelter from the storm of life, and

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Brief Article: Addiction and Low Self Esteem

Self Esteem Exercise Go to the mirror, look the person you see straight in the eye, and see what your immediate reaction is. If it’s less than very positive, you have a self esteem issue – no “ifs”, “ands” or “buts” about it. What you chose to do about it

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Article: Gambling Should Be Illegal: Top 5 Reasons Why

Gambling is subject to fraud Availability of gambling facilities increase risk of problem gambling Problem gambling costs society billions annually Gambling exploits the poor Gambling sets a double standard for government  To read the full article, Click Here

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Brief Article: Does Gambling Ruin Lives??

Life itself is a gamble but it is also a necessity. Marriage, employment, re-locating, etc, are all risks that we take. But each of these activities can be successful with careful planning. With gambling, however, there are no dependable plans. And yes, gambling can ruin lives.   To read the

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Brief Article: Addiction Self Control

Exercising Self Control In Addiction Treatment How can you exercise more self-control in addiction recovery? How can you implement strategies to prevent relapsing?   How can you resist cravings and overcome thoughts? We explore here and introduce you to methods taught in the SMART Recovery ® model . We invite your questions, comments,

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