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Types of addiction

Potent Cocktails Are A Recipe For Disaster

Potent Cocktails Are A Recipe For Disaster

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is actively trying to educate drinkers about the potential dangers of mixed cocktails. Health officials are concerned that the large amount of alcohol in certain types of cocktails has the potential to cause serious harm, and drinkers often have no way of knowing how much alcohol they’re consuming. Researchers […]

Marijuana: 7 Common Excuses To Get High

Marijuana: 7 Common Excuses To Get High

People go to great lengths to justify their marijuana habit. This isn’t surprising: Denial and rationalization are hallmarks of addiction. It’s often not until users experience the negative side of marijuana use firsthand that they begin to recognize the flaws in their logic. Some of the most common excuses people make to get high include: […]

Are There Distinct Types Of Problem Gamblers?

Are There Distinct Types Of Problem Gamblers?

Problem gamblers are people affected by gambling disorder, a form of non-substance-based behavioral addiction officially recognized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Some researchers believe that there are three subtypes of problem gamblers, each with their own characteristic set of risk factors for the disorder. In a study scheduled for publication in July 2014 in […]

Study Explores Health Impact Of Gambling

Study Explores Health Impact Of Gambling

With gambling now widely available online, problems associated with gambling appear to be expanding in a number of unexpected ways, even to waist lines. A study appearing in the Journal of Gambling Studies suggests that physical health, including weight, may be significantly impacted by gambling. Researchers looked at data from the 2005 and 2010 Danish […]

How Can You Tell If You’re Addicted To The Internet?

How Can You Tell If You’re Addicted To The Internet?

A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that a relatively small percentage of Internet users will develop dysfunctional patterns of behavior that could qualify them for a diagnosis of an Internet addiction. Such an addiction is not currently officially diagnosable in the U.S.; however, the American Psychiatric Association has set down preliminary guidelines for diagnosing […]