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The Symptoms Of Addiction

The Symptoms Of Addiction

Addictions are most commonly associated with drug and alcohol addiction. The truth is millions of people suffer from all kinds of addictions. Common addictions are to alcohol, controlled substances and prescription medicines. Additions you might not think are addictions are related to compulsive behaviors like gambling, shopping, food, the Read more
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The Difference Between Habit and Addiction

The Difference Between Habit and Addiction

President Bush said we are addicted to oil. Most smokers say they are addicted to nicotine. I thought I was. Some, in attempting to quit, chew nicotine gum or apply nicotine patches. Neither work in more than fifteen per cent of cases because nicotine is not addicting. Heroin is. Until recently I did not make […] Read more
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Overcoming Addictions

Overcoming Addictions

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the reasons why addictions occur. Some believe that substances in themselves are not addictive, that it is the bodies chemical reaction to the substance to which the individual is addicted. This claim could certainly seem plausible when considering gambling or shopping addictions. There is no Read more
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Addictions Counselor Certification: Why Should I Get It?

Addictions Counselor Certification: Why Should I Get It?

Research and clinical practice has demonstrated that co-occurring disorders (addictions and mental health issues occurring together) are the rule, not the exception. This leaves many people who were trained as psychologists, mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists at a great disadvantage, both clinically and professionally. Read more
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