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When Quitting Smoking Leads To Nicotine Gum Addiction

When Quitting Smoking Leads To Nicotine Gum Addiction

People who are trying to quit smoking cigarettes use nicotine chewing gum. It is a substitute for oral activity and provides a source of nicotine that reduces the withdrawal symptoms experienced when smoking is stopped. However, some people who have successfully stopped their smoking habit are turning out to be addicted to the nicotine gum Read more
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What is the Addictions Recovery Measurement System?

What is the Addictions Recovery Measurement System?

As I climbed 15-feet on a wooden ladder to the top of an old platform, next to this wall of leathery gray flesh, I caught a good whiff of fresh animal dung that immediately cleared my sinuses. Attempting to hide my fear from my wife with a poker face, and already feeling a little queasy, […] Read more
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What Causes Poly-Behavioral Addiction?

What Causes Poly-Behavioral Addiction?

The reasons for initially trying different socially acceptable legal drugs (e.g. alcohol, cigarettes, etc.), and/ or illegal drugs, or for that matter any addictive behavior involvement (e.g. gambling, binge-eating, etc.) are multi-factored (e.g. peer-pressure, boredom, etc.). In the twentieth century approximately 65% (Helzer et al., 1990) of Read more
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Video Game Addiction

Video Game Addiction

For most of us, video games represent a pleasant break in the day and a source of some entertainment. However a consumer concern group is seeking to raise the understanding in the general public that computer games misuse posses a significant and growing source of addiction in our society. This addiction is real and threatens […] Read more
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Using Mind Control to Create an Addiction

Using Mind Control to Create an Addiction

With all the paranoia of mind control and how Neuro Linguistic Probramming (NLP) can be (and is) used to “mess with peoples heads” it’s high time to pull the cat out of the bag and let people know exactly what is possible. For example, can you create an addiction in someone using Neuro Linguistic Programming […] Read more
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